Participating Organizations

Temple University
Temple University, of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, is a comprehensive public research university with more than 30,000 students. It has a distinguished faculty in 17 schools and colleges, including schools of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Dentistry, and a renowned Health Sciences Center. Temple is one of Pennsylvania's three public research universities, along with the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University. Temple University is the 36th largest university in the United States, and it is the third largest provider of professional education (law, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, and podiatric medicine) in the country.

Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Temple has five regional campuses, including the flagship Main Campus, Health Sciences Campus, and Center City Campus in Philadelphia; a major suburban campus—Temple University at Ambler; and a suburban art campus—Tyler School of Art—in Elkins Park. The University has an education center in Harrisburg, and international campuses in Tokyo, Japan, and Rome, Italy. Temple also offers educational programs in the People's Republic of China, Israel, Greece, Great Britain, France and other countries throughout the world.

Through its various schools and colleges, Temple University offers degree programs in 4 associate degree areas, 133 bachelor's degree areas, 125 master's degree areas, 58 doctoral degree areas, and 6 first professional degree areas. Dr. Russell H. Conwell founded the institution in 1884, chartered as Temple College in 1888 and incorporated as Temple University in 1907. In 1965, by the Act of the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Temple University became a state-related institution in the Commonwealth System of Higher Education.

William Penn Foundation
The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children’s futures, and deepen connections to nature and community.  In partnership with others, the Foundation works to advance a vital, just, and caring community.  Learn more about the Foundation online at www.williampennfoundation.org

Back to Top

 

MPIP Project Staff and Partners

Carolyn Adams has been a member of Temple University’s faculty for over 20 years, teaching courses in urban development, city problems, and government policies to address them. She earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in political science from Washington University. Adams has authored numerous articles and books including many publications about Philadelphia.
Temple University Department of Geography and Urban Studies
215-204-1432
carolyn.adams@temple.edu

David Bartelt is Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, with a research focus on housing and community development. He is author of several research monographs on housing in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, including the North Philadelphia Atlas—a compendium of neighborhood indicators. In his community outreach work, Dr. Bartelt helped develop the Philadelphia Indicators Project with Philadelphia Health Management Corporation and The Reinvestment Fund.
Temple University Department of Geography and Urban Studies
215-204-1233
dbartelt@temple.edu

David  Elesh is a member of the faculty in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Social Science Data Library. An urban sociologist, he focuses on issues of social inequality-principally those arising from industrial change. He has co-authored two books on Philadelphia and its metropolitan region with Professors Adams and Bartelt, the most recent of which, Restructuring the Philadelphia Region: Metropolitan Divisions and Inequality, appeared in 2008 (also with Ira Goldstein). Another thread to his work deals with claims that the Internet will reduce social inequality, and his recent articles in this area are co-authored with Professor Shanyang Zhao.
Temple University Institute for Survey Research
215-204-1441
delesh@temple.edu

Jason Martin is a reasearch assistant at MPIP. He is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology Department at Temple University. His primary areas of study are urban sociology, the sociology of organizations, and the sociology of race. His dissertation research is on the role of arts and culture organizations in metropolitan areas.
Temple University Department of Sociology
215-204-9073
jasonmar@temple.edu

Mark Mattson teaches cartography at Temple University. His expertise lies in geovisualization—the process of converting digital and analogue information into user-friendly products and documents across a variety of media. Mattson has authored or co-authored ten atlases while developing production and visualization techniques for mapping and GIS on personal computers. Among the many atlases he has written are: The Atlas of the Condition of America’s Children with Dr. Rickie Sanders, the Dartmouth Medal Award winning Atlas of United States Environmental Issues with Dr. Robert Mason and the Atlas of the 2000 Census—a recipient of the New York Public Library Award for best reference publication.
Temple University Department of Geography and Urban Studies
856-468-5332
mark.markmattson@temple.edu

Joseph P. McLaughlin, Jr.
, is assistant dean for external and governmental affairs at Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts and an associate at the university’s Institute for Public Affairs. McLaughlin joined Temple after a long career as a government official and urban lobbyist. He was senior advisor to Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, Philadelphia Mayor William J. Green, III, the National Governors’ Association, and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He has an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Temple and teaches public policy and state and local government.
Temple University College of Liberal Arts
215-204-5059

jmclau@temple.edu

Michelle Schmitt is the project coordinator at MPIP. Prior to joining the team, she worked as the manager of research and analysis at the Center City District and at the City of Philadelphia's Mapping Unit in the Department of Records. Michelle holds a BA from McGill University and and a Master's Degree in Geography and Urban Studies from Temple University.
Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project
215-204-6261

mschmitt@temple.edu

Back to Top


Project Advisory Committee

C. Sean Closkey, Director, Neighborhood Investment Strategies
The Reinvestment Fund

Carol Collier, Executive Director
Delaware River Basin Commission

Rob Ford, Township Manager
Towamencin Township

Professor Howard Gillette, Jr.
Rutgers University Dept. of History

Professor Joseph Gyourko, Chair
University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Real Estate

Representative Kate Harper
Pennsylvania General Assembly

Elizabeth Hersh, Executive Director
Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

Professor Robert Inman
University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Finance

Lynne Kotranski, Vice President
Philadelphia Health Management Corp.

Harriet Newburger
, Community Development Research Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Jeremy Nowak, President
The Reinvestment Fund

Brian O'Leary, Chief of County Planning
Montgomery County Planning Commission

Professor Keith Reeves
Swarthmore College Political Science Department

Rick Sauer, Executive Director
Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations

Richard Voith, Senior Vice President and Principal
Econsult Corp.

Steve Wray, Executive Director
Economy League of Greater Philadelphia

Back to Top

 

Advisors on Community Classification

Rob Ford
Towamencin Township

Edward Fox
Camden County Improvement Authority

William Fulton
Chester County Planning Commission

Linda Fulginiti Hill
Delaware County Office of Housing & Community Development

Robert Keough
Bucks County Planning Commission

Brian O’Leary
Montgomery County Planning Commission

Charles Romick
Gloucester County Dept. of Public Works

Mark Remsa
Burlington County Dept. of Economic Development & Regional Planning

Ronald Rukenstein
Salem County Planning Board

Back to Top

 

Advisory Panels on Environment and Transportation

C. Sean Closkey, Director, Neighborhood Investment Strategies
The Reinvestment Fund

Carol Collier, Executive Director
Delaware River Basin Commission

Theodore Crone, Vice Pres. and Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Rob Ford, Manager
Whitemarsh Township

Professor Howard Gillette, Jr.
Rutgers University Dept. of History

Professor Joseph Gyourko, Chair
University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Real Estate

Representative Kate Harper
Pennsylvania General Assembly

Elizabeth Hersh, Executive Director
Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

Professor Robert Inman
University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Finance

Lynne Kotranski, Vice President
Philadelphia Health Management Corp.

Brett Mandel, Executive Director
Philadelphia Forward

Janet Milkman, President and Executive Director
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

Professor Harriet Newburger, Chair
Bryn Mawr College Department of Economics

Jeremy Nowak, President
The Reinvestment Fund

Brian O'Leary, Chief of County Planning
Montgomery County Planning Commission

Professor Keith Reeves
Swarthmore College Political Science Department

Rick Sauer, Executive Director
Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations

Richard Voith, Senior Vice President and Principal
Econsult Corp.

Steve Wray, Director
Pennsylvania Economy League


Back to Top