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The Editorial Board

Dr. Robert Silverman, Web Moderator

Robert Silverman is a Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. As the Cyberhood's moderator he is responsible for the day to day administration, marketing, fund raising, and the continued development of the website. He works closely with the Editorial Board to develop and implement strategies to forward the goals of the website.


e-mail: [email protected]



The editorial board is composed of scholars and practitioners. The board plays an active role in the long-term planning for the Cyberhood. Current members of the board include:


Dr. Mark Braun

Professor, Social Science Department



Dr. Ken Chilton

Associate Professor, Public Administration

Tennessee State University


Dr. Matthew Dalbey, AICP

Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Communities, US Environmental Protection Agency


Dr. Henry J. Durand

Senior Associate Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education

Executive Director, Cora P. Maloney College

University at Buffalo


Dr. David Fasenfest

Associate Professor, Sociology

Wayne State University 


Dr. Muthusami Kumaran

Associate Professor Department of Family, Youth and Community Services

University of Florida


Dr. Kelly L. Patterson

Associate Professor, School of Social Work

University at Buffalo


Dr. Rhonda Phillips, AICP

Professor and Dean, Honors College

Purdue University


Dr. Alex Schwartz

Professor and Chair, Urban Policy Analysis and Management

Milano Graduate School

New School University


Dr. Brad Smith

Professor, Criminal Justice Program

Wayne State University 


Dr. Robert J. Stokes

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Associate Director of the Center for Public Policy 

Drexel University 


Dr. Henry L. Taylor

Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Director, Center for Urban Studies

University at Buffalo


Dr. Li Yin

Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

University at Buffalo


(Note: the Editorial Board is in formation, additional members will be posted on the website in the future.)




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