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Urban Research Scholars Program

The Urban Research Scholars Program was created in 2008 as a way to advance the research being conducted on urban topics at SIUE. There are ten urban research scholars active at any one time, all working on urban topics that advance the IUR's research agenda. Each urban research scholar works internally for one year using IUR funding, and then pursues external funding for a subsequent year (or longer) of urban scholarship within the IUR.

Current Scholars

Aminata Cairo, Anthropology

“What are the characteristics of a successful drumming/dancing program that mobilizes young people while drawing from cultural heritage?”

Anthony Cheeseboro, Historical Studies

“Leisure and Entertainment in East St. Louis and Brooklyn from 1945-1990”

Eugene Redmond, Emeritus Professor, English Language and Literature

"The Culture of East St. Louis"

Curtis Smith, Education

“Summer Learning Erosion in Low Income/Urban School Districts: The 'Summer Slide'"

Sarah VanSlette, Speech Communication

The "Where did you go to high school" question

Completed Scholars

Carl Bentalspacher, Social Work and Lori Campell, Sociology

“An Analysis of Factors Associated with non Residential Fathering among African American Men: Factors Associated with Frequency of Parent-Child Contact"

Richard Brugam, Biology and Luci Kohn, Biology

"Isotopic Evidence for Sources of Lead Contamination in SW Illinois"

Denise DeGarmo, Political Science

"Oral History: Preserve the Work Experience of Defense Workers in America During the Nuclear Legacy of the Post WWII Era"

Ryan Fries, Civil Engineering

"Impact of In-Vehicle Guidance Technologies on Driver Distraction"

Nicholas Guehlstorf, Political Science

“Brownfield Management in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area”

Jeremy Jewell, Psychology

“Influence of Family Environment in Treatment Foster Care”

Howard Rambsy II, English Language and Literature - ESLARP Project Coordinator

"Mixed Media Exhibits & Blog Posts Concerning African Americans & Urban Spaces"

Huago Zhou, Civil Engineering

"Vehicle and Road Safety Pilot Studies"

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