Ph.D., Columbia University 
Urban Planning and Historic Preservation, 2005

  • Dissertation: Gentrification and Historic Districts: 
      Public Policy Considerations in the Designation of 
      Historic Districts in New York City
  • Advisor: Elliot Sklar. Committee: Susan Fainstein 
      (Chair) Owen Gutfreund, Peter Marcuse, 
       Jose Otero-Pailos, Elliot Sklar.
  • Corporate Social Policy Grant from Chase Bank 
       to fund Ph.D. dissertation research. (Awarded
       three times: 1994, 1996, 1997).

M. Phil., Columbia University
Urban Planning, 1998

M.S., Pratt Institute
City and Regional Planning, 1992

B.A., Shimer College
Social Science, 1971


Doctoral Dissertation

Gentrification and Historic Districts: Public Policy Considerations in the Designation of Historic Districts in New York City

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1998 – present Member, Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development.
1994 – present Member, American Institute of Certified Planners.
1998 Centennial Historian of New York City. Appointed by Mayor Guiliani for contributions to the history and preservation of the city. 1998 was the centennial of the consolidation of New York City.
1993 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Planning, Pratt Institute.
1971 Honors in Political History, Shimer College.