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Metropolitan Policy Center

MPC People 

Director

  1. Derek Hyra, Associate Professor

    SPA - Public Admin and Policy

    Derek Hyra is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University. His research focuses on processes of neighborhood change, with an emphasis on housing, metropolitan politics, and race. Dr. Hyra is the… More

    Send email to Derek Hyra

    (202) 885-2440

Graduate Assistants 

James Wright is a doctoral student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University. His research interests are urban economics, governance, civic participation, and institutional effectiveness. He received his B.S. from the University of Southern California and M.A. from Pepperdine University.

Meghan Doughty is a doctoral student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University. Her research interests are globalization, international planning, and human rights for children. She holds a B.A. from Seattle University and M.S. from the London School of Economics.

Faculty Fellows

  1. Michael Bader, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Sociology

    Michael Bader studies how cities and neighborhoods have evolved since the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He links long-term patterns of neighborhood racial change to the ways that race and class influence the housing search process. He has deve… More

    Send email to Michael Bader

    (202) 885-2433

  2. Angie Chuang, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Angie Chuang is a full-time professor of Journalism. Her research and teaching focuses on race and identity issues in the news media. She joined the SOC faculty in 2007 after a thirteen-year career in newspaper journalism, as a staff writer at The Or… More

    Send email to Angie Chuang

    (202) 885-2151