Michael A. Stegman is the Director of Policy and Housing for the Program on Human and Community Development at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He serves as the Foundation’s lead observer of domestic policy issues, working to translate policy trends and position program strategies in affordable housing, community change, mental health, juvenile justice, education, and urban and regional policy within the larger context of local, state and national policy developments. Stegman is a member of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank Community Development Advisory Council and a former Fellow of the Urban Land Institute. He has served on several national boards, including the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and One Economy Corporation. Prior to joining the Foundation he was the MacRae Professor of Public Policy, Planning, and Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chairman of the Department of Public Policy and founding director of the Center for Community Capitalism. In addition, he has been a consultant to the Fannie Mae Foundation, HUD, the Treasury Department, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI), and the U.S. General Accounting Office. During his tenure as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at HUD, Stegman was named as one of Washington’s 100 most influential decision makers by the National Journal. Stegman has written extensively on housing and urban policy, community development, financial services for the poor, and asset development policies. While at HUD, he was founding editor of Cityscape, a journal of urban policy research. Stegman received his BA from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and his Masters and Ph.D. in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania.