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Senior Research Fellows

The IUR established the Research Fellow title in 2010 to recognize SIUE faculty and professional staff that have made substantial and lengthy contributions to applied research and the work of the IUR. The Research Fellow title is honorific, but also implies an ongoing relationship with the IUR through research, teaching, or service components of the recipient's position at SIUE. As of 2014, the Senior Research Fellows are:

Hugh Pavitt
Mr. Pavitt works extensively in survey research, providing survey and database design/management, data collection and data analysis services to a wide range of clients including SIUE administration and faculty, as well as to the University's external clients in Illinois and Missouri. Pavitt's previous experience includes the development and implementation of organizational assessments, program evaluations and needs assessments, survey research, environmental scanning, wage and benefit studies, jobs evaluation, team building, and strategic planning. He also has several years of experience as a real estate appraiser and has been involved extensively in quality assurance programs such as ISO 9000.
Andrew Theising
Dr. Theising is an associate professor of political science and teaches courses in state and local government, public administration and ethics. He has been a full-time faculty member at SIUE since 2002, and he served as Director of the Institute for Urban Research from 2007 to 2014. Theising is the author of the award-winning book Made in USA: East St. Louis (2003, Virginia Publishing) as well as numerous papers and articles on industrial suburbs, economic development and urban problems. His work has been used by media nationwide, including The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times.
TR Carr
Dr. Carr is a former professor and chair of the Department of Public Administration and Policy Analysis at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has maintained an active teaching, research, and public service agenda with a focus on public policy issues.

He served three terms as Mayor of Hazelwood, Mo., from April 2000 to May 2009, and is actively engaged in a range of organizations focusing on municipal and regional issues. He served as President of St. Louis County Municipal League, Secretary-Treasurer of Metro Mayors of Greater St. Louis, and served on the East-West Gateway Council of Governments Board of Directors. Dr. Carr serves as a member of the Board of North County, Incorporated and Chairman of Economic Development Committee of the Northwest Chamber of Commerce in Northwest St. Louis County.

Past Senior Research Fellows:

Rhonda Penelton

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