April 28-29, 2011, Arlington, Virginia
Vicki Been is the Boxer Family Professor of Law and the director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University. She teaches and conducts research on affordable housing, exactions, land use, predatory lending, and smart growth. Been earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Michael Collins is an assistant professor in consumer science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studies consumer decision-making in the financial marketplace. His current research focuses on consumer responses to foreclosure, default counseling, and the impact of consumer protection policies. Collins holds an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in policy analysis and management from Cornell University.
Marsha Courchane is vice president and practice leader of financial economics at Charles River Associates, a financial, economic, and management consulting firm. Her primary areas of focus include fair lending, affordable lending, credit scoring and the origination, pricing, and securitization of mortgages. Courchane earned a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.
William (Sandy) Darity, Jr. is Arts & Sciences Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of African and African American Studies and Economics at Duke University. His research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap, and the social psychological effects of unemployment exposure. Darity earned a Ph.D. in economics from MIT.
Kilolo Kijakazi is a program officer in the Financial Assets and Economic Security Unit of the Asset Building and Community Development Program at The Ford Foundation. Her work centers on promoting asset building from birth through retirement and improving Social Security for low-wage workers. Kijakazi holds an MSW from Howard University and a Ph.D. in public policy from the George Washington University.
Signe-Mary McKernan is a Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute, where she focuses on asset building and the impact of welfare programs on low-income families. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Brown University.
John Quigley is the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor, and Professor of Economics, at the University of California, Berkeley. He also directs the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy. His current research includes: the integration of real estate, mortgage and financial markets; urban labor markets; housing; spatial economics; and local public finance.
Janneke Ratcliffe is the associate director of the Center for Community Capital at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research spans community development finance, consumer financial services, and low-income homeownership finance. She is also a Housing Policy Research Fellow for the Center for American Progress.
Julia Sass Rubin is an assistant professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Rubin’s research interests include community economic development, developmental finance, social enterprise, and organizational behavior. She holds an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, both from Harvard.
Lisa J. Servon is Dean of Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy and a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Work Life Policy. Her research areas include urban poverty, community development, economic development, and issues of gender and race. Servon earned a Ph.D. in urban planning from University of California, Berkeley.