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Urban Scholars Program

The Urban Scholars Program was created in 2008 as a way to advance the research being conducted on urban topics at SIUE. There are ten urban scholars active at any one time, all working on urban topics that advance the IUR's research agenda. Each urban 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, Assistant Professor, Anthropology

"Midwestern Drum Line Trajectory Project"

Aminata Cairo

Anthony Cheeseboro, Associate Professor, Historical Studies

"African American Oriented Entertainment in Metro-East"

Nicholas Guehlstorf, Associate Professor, Political Science

Howard Rambsy, Associate Professor, English Language and Literature

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

Howard Rambsy

Eugene Redmond, Emeritus Professor, English Language and Literature

Curtis Smith, Professor, Educational Leadership

Morris Taylor, Associate Professor, Public Administration and Policy Analysis

"Bankruptcies & Municipalities"

Morris Taylor

Sarah VanSlette, Assistant Professor, Speech Communication

Completed Scholars

Luci Kohn, Assistant Professor, biological sciences, and
Richard Brugam, Professor, biological sciences

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

Denise DeGarmo, Associate Professor, political science

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


Jeremy Jewell, Associate Professor, psychology

"…at-risk youth and mentorship programs…"

Jeremy Jewell

Ryan Fries, Assistant Professor, civil engineering

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

Ryan Fries

Huago Zhou, Assistant Professor, civil engineering

"Pilot Studies for 3 Research Ideas"

Hraguo Zhou

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