People + Partners

UC Faculty

History Department

Anne Delano Steinert

Visiting Assistant Professor & Director, Center for the City, Department of History, College of Art and Sciences

David Stradling

Zane L. Miller Professor of Urban History, Department of History, College of Art and Sciences

Rebecca Wingo

Assistant Professor & Director of Public History, Department of History, College of Art and Sciences


Danillo Palazzo

Professor, Director of the School of Planning, School of Planning, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

Chris Aufrey

Professor of Planning,
School of Planning, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

Carla Chifos

Associate Professor, School of Planning, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

Hayden Marie Shelby

Assistant Professor, School of Planning, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

Advisory Board

Terry Grundy

Terry Grundy is Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Planning at the University of Cincinnati, where he directs courses on intellectual history, ethics, social justice, Urbanism, and political practice. He has been a faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom. Grundy is founder of The Urbanists, a Cincinnati-based movement that advocates for an asset-based approach to the revitalization of historic American cities. In recognition of that effort, he was named Resident Urbanist at the Niehoff Urban Studio at the University of Cincinnati. Grundy also is co-founder of The Community Building Institute, the Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative, the Community Research Collaborative, and Cincinnati’s comprehensive community development initiative called place matters.

As a civic volunteer, Grundy has served as president of the Cincinnatus Association, the Cincinnati Branch of the English Speaking Union, the International Visitors Center of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati-Liuzhou (China) Sister City Committee, and as a member of the boards of many other civic and philanthropic organizations.

Monique John

Monique John reports for WCPO, a TV and digital news outlet in Cincinnati where she focuses on gentrification, a topic that’s failed to receive sustained attention in the southern Ohio city. John is a writer and TV reporter with a background in covering a slew of issues in the U.S. and has worked extensively in Liberia. In 2019, she began freelancing for News 12 in New York, covering everything from business development to breaking news. Her work in Liberia dates to 2017 when she covered that country’s presidential election for the Voice of America. She also worked as a stringer for the BBC and has written for various outlets including OkayAfrica, NY1, The Root and Women’s eNews. In 2019, she received a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to examine the aftermath of a sexual abuse scandal in Liberia and the African country’s laws on violence against women. John is a graduate of Fordham University.

Follow John on Twitter and Instagram at @TheMoniqueJohn.

Carlton Robert Collins 

Carlton Robert Collins is an experienced grassroots community leader with a decade of service in recruitment of minority educators, the design and development of national initiatives, nonprofit strategy, and college placement and career exploration for young people in Greater Cincinnati and Metro Atlanta. He specializes in bias training, Black male achievement, community advocacy and activism, direct political action, and social change theory. Collins is the co-founder of The Heights Movement, a nonprofit organization, committed to the development of youth, young adults, and residents of the historic Village of Lincoln Heights through capacity-building, education, innovation, and leadership with community, corporate, and philanthropic partners.

Jay Chatterjee

Jay Chatterjee joined University of Cincinnati in 1967 and served as Dean of the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning from 1982-2001. He retired in 2010 as Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Planning.
During his leadership, as the department head of Planning, he had proposed to the University, a merger of three other pre-existing urban/planning programs elsewhere at UC with the DAAP program. After receiving the university approval, a new School of Planning was created and he was appointed its first director. Earlier, along with his planning colleagues, and under the aegis of the university, he had led an innovative participatory planning to heal a riot-torn Queensgate II area, working with the City and the West End Community Council. Under his leadership as a dean, he had implemented a college plan to combine nine departments into four schools, along with a reformulated organizational and academic structure for the college. As a president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, he reorganized the association with its own independent conferences. He served as the chair of early conferences, including the first at Washington DC (1981). He also initiated the Journal of Planning Education And Research and Co-edited its formative years. He is a Founding Member of the Planning Accreditation Board. He has authored many papers and presentations at universities, conferences, workshops, and symposia.

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