IDG faculty members span a wide variety of disciplines and interests. They come from backgrounds in Architecture, Economics, Law, Planning, and Sociology, among others. Their research covers the globe and often transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, such as partnering with fields as diverse as Engineering or Management, and with institutions worldwide, like the World Bank, the Brazilian Northeast Development Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Each IDG faculty member advises students and teaches courses within the department and the group. Many faculty members will hire students to participate in research. This work often becomes instrumental in the development of a student's thesis or dissertation, and can provide valuable contacts and experience for work after graduation.

Gabriella Carolini's picture
Assistant Professor
Ford Career Development Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning
Ralph Gakenheimer's picture
Professor Emeritus
Reinhard Goethert's picture
Principal Research Associate
Yu-Hung Hong's picture
Lecturer
Karen R. Polenske's picture
Professor
Balakrishnan Rajagopal's picture
Associate Professor of Law and Development
Bish Sanyal's picture
Professor
Director, SPURS and Humphrey Programs
Judith Tendler's picture
Professor Emeritus
P. Christopher Zegras's picture
Associate Professor
Head, International Development Group
Jinhua Zhao's picture
Assistant Professor

Affiliated People

JoAnn Carmin's picture
Associate Professor
Chair, Doctoral Program Committee
Xavier de Souza Briggs's picture
Associate Professor
(on leave 2014)
Yu-Hung Hong's picture
Lecturer
Bob Simha's picture
Lecturer
Amy Smith's picture
Senior Lecturer
Affiliated (Engineering)
J. Phillip Thompson's picture
Associate Professor