Alumni Announcements

There are many ways to stay in touch with URBS:

  • Join the University of Pennsylvania Urban Studies Alumni group on LinkedIn.  This group is limited only to urban studies current students and alums for career networking purposes.  Just search for the page on LinkedIn and request to join.

Alumni Achievements

Debra Kurshan named as 2011-2012 White House Fellow

Debra Kurshan, Brooklyn, NY. Debra Kurshan (URBS alum 2000) most recently served as a consultant with the Recovery School District in New Orleans, Louisiana. She worked directly with the Superintendent to develop the strategic vision for the district.

Debra Kurshan named as 2011-2012 White House Fellow

Debra Kurshan, Brooklyn, NY. Debra Kurshan (URBS Alum 2000) most recently served as a consultant with the Recovery School District in New Orleans, Louisiana. She worked directly with the Superintendent to develop the strategic vision for the district.

Naomi Kaplan’s (URBS 2011) honors thesis on alternative currency published

Announcing the publication of a new paper on IJCCR: www.ijccr.net International Journal of

Community Currency Research

Hayling Price published in Harvard Journal of African American Policy

An article written by Hayling Price, URBS '09, was recently published in the Harvard Journal of African American: A Seat at the Table:

Felicity Wood URBS ’92, published in the Local Government Auditor Quarterly

Felicity Wood (URBS '92) compares the City of Bell, CA to Enron in her article "Bellron", published in the Local Government Auditor Quarterly.

Brian Cohen (URBS 07, GSE ’09) blog on Urban Education

Brian Cohen (URBS 07, GSE -09) is a math teacher at the High School of the Future in West Philadelphia.

Daniel Schwartz, URBS ’10, published in Dissent Magazine

Daniel Schwartz, class of 2010, was recently published in Dissent Magazine.

Amy Walters, 1996

Amy Walters, class of '96, consults full-time on World Bank projects providing financing, implementation support, and advisory services for education and early childhood development to governments in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Margaret Shea ’92 Dissertation Hearing

Margaret Shea '92 has just defended her PhD Dissertation at the University of Massachusetts. Her research title is Collective Remembrance and Irish Identity in Catholic Derry, Northern Ireland 1897-2007"