Brain Trusts


In an effort to honor its charge to support scholarly research about issues that affect urban communities, at home and abroad; expand its outreach to the urban community as a collaborative stakeholder and neighbor to help communities develop, grow and thrive; and to become one of the most influential research and resource centers for urban issues in the nation, the URRC works with and through brain trusts in four areas: Education Reform, Criminal Justice, Housing and Community Development and History of African Americans.

These brain trusts will include university and community representatives who will help develop policies or change existing policies; create and promote the requisite visions of the environments and realities the URRC seeks to transform; facilitate grassroots-generated solutions; make the connection between local issues and their global relevance; and make the connection between global issues and their local relevance. These brain trusts will serve as a bridge between the university and the urban community.

Education Reform Brain Trust

Margaret Stroud
Deidra Lawson
Dr. Raijanel Crockem
Marcia Johnson
Dr. Jay Aiyer
Dr. Ken Jackson
Dr. Lillian Poats
Dr. Peltier- Glaze
Dr. Carla Brailey
Dr. James Douglas
Dr. Michael Adams

Prof. Carroll Robinson
Roynell Young
Pat Williams
Rhonda Skilern Jones
Tiffany Thomas
Assata Richards
Juliet Stipeche
Reagan Flowers
Robert Muhammad
Samyra Adele Rogers
Asmara Tekle

Jason Moreno
Damion Crook
Danny Norris
Adrienne Bell
Margaret Ford Fisher
Dr. Veda Brown
Sonya Good
Paul Shanklin
Andret Rayford
Veisha Godfrey-Phelps
Aswad Walker