Former Chancellor and Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Ph.D. MIT Phil conducts research on housing policy and social demographic characteristics of community development. His experience includes community organization and program administration. His interests include low-income housing and community-based development. Current research evaluates the effectiveness of various initiatives to build organizational and developmental capacity in community-based development organizations. The research explores ways to connect community development to social goals such as youth development. Phil is a former Assistant Director of the Joint Center for Urban Studies of MIT-Harvard. While Chancellor Clay is presently teaching, his schedule is very limited to meet one-on-one, but is frequently available at department functions.