People

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
Yu-Hung Hong's picture
Lecturer
Calestous Juma's picture
Visiting Professor
2014-2015
Miloon Kothari's picture
Lecturer
Karen R. Polenske's picture
Professor
On leave Spring 2015
Balakrishnan Rajagopal's picture
Associate Professor
Head, International Development Group
Ananya Roy's picture
Visiting Professor
2014
Bish Sanyal's picture
Professor
Director, SPURS and Humphrey Programs (on leave, Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)
Judith Tendler's picture
Professor Emeritus
P. Christopher Zegras's picture
Associate Professor
(on leave Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)
Jinhua Zhao's picture
Assistant Professor

Affiliated People

Cherie Abbanat's picture
Lecturer
Xavier de Souza Briggs's picture
Professor
(on leave 2014)
Amy Smith's picture
Senior Lecturer
Affiliated (Engineering)
J. Phillip Thompson's picture
Associate Professor