Visiting Scholars in Community Development

In 2012, the Community Development department launched the Visiting Scholar program to broaden and enhance the research capacity of the Center for Community Development Investment by drawing on the expertise of leaders in the field who have demonstrated a profound impact on community development. Visiting Scholars engage with department staff to share experiences and best practices from the field, advise current and proposed initiatives, and present their research to community development stakeholders.

Alan Berube
Senior Fellow and Research Director, Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program

Jodi Halpern
Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley

Rucker C. Johnson
Associate Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley

David L. Kirp
Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley

Deborah Freedman Lustig
Research Associate, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, University of California at Berkeley

Ellen Seidman
Former Director, U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Thrift Supervision
Board Chair, Center for Financial Services Innovation

Student Visiting Scholars

The Student Visiting Scholars Program seeks to engage the next generation of community development leaders by providing them with the opportunity to work on innovative community development research projects with Federal Reserve Bank staff and other Visiting Scholars. These graduate-level students use their research, writing, and analytical skills to produce valuable resources for the community development field.