A full listing of staff and individuals affiliated with the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and the Houston Education Research Consortium, including leadership, advisory board members, staff members and affiliated researchers.

Leadership

Bill Fulton

William Fulton

  • Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
  • Research Oversight Committee, Urban Data Platform
  • Publisher, Urban Edge Blog
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Stephen L. Klineberg

  • Founding Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
  • Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Rice University
713-348-3484
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Ruth N. López Turley

  • Director, Houston Education Research Consortium
  • Associate Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
  • Professor of Sociology, Rice University
  • Founder, National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships
  • Kinder Fellow
713-348-5713
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Rose Rougeau

  • Senior Director, External Affairs, University Partnerships and Special Projects, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
  • Editor-in-Chief, Urban Edge Blog
713-348-4133
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Cindy Wilkes

Cindy Wilkes

  • Director of Administration, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
713-348-3716
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Jie Wu

  • Director of Research Operations, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
  • Research Oversight Committee, Urban Data Platform
713-348-3856
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Robert Bozick

  • Associate Director of the Kinder Houston Area Survey, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
  • Senior Fellow, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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Team

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Christopher Bertaut

  • Development Specialist, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
713-348-8318
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Dan Bolger

Dan Bolger

  • Community Bridges Instructor, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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Rashida Callender

  • Associate in Research, Children’s Environmental Health Initiative
713-348-2379
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Joally M. Canales

Joally M. Canales

  • Community Outreach Coordinator, Children's Environmental Health Initiative
713-348-5625
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Margaret de Sosa

  • Executive Assistant to the Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
713-348-8049
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Sarah Diez

  • Senior Research Analyst, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
713-348-2200
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Matt Dulin

  • Senior Editor and Writer, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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Bryan Evans

  • GIS Developer, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
713-348-8216
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Luis Guajardo

Luis Guajardo

  • Urban Policy Research Manager, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
713-348-4471
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Carol Herbert

  • Institutional Administrator, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
713-348-3566
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Sarah Hua

  • Communication Specialist, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
713-348-2018
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Hien Le

  • Data Manager, Urban Data Platform
713-348-8241
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Jenna Lessans

  • Disaster Recovery and Resilience Researcher, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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John Park

  • Senior Research Fellow, Development, Transportation and Placemaking, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
713-348-8127
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Maya Reine

  • Assistant Director, Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning, Rice University
713-348-5550
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Steve Sherman

Stephen Averill Sherman

  • Research Fellow, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
713-348-8072
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Alec Tobin

  • Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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Amanda Valenta

Amanda Valenta

  • Research Grant Writer, Kinder Institute for Urban Research and Houston Education Research Consortium
713-348-3415
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Jay Wang

Jay Wang

  • Senior Spatial Research Analyst, Urban Data Platform,
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Katie Wang

  • Program Manager, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
713-348-8066
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Mingming Zhang

  • Senior Research Analyst, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
713-348-3102
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Karl Zou

Karl Zou

  • Data Analyst, Urban Data Platform
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Kinder Institute Advisory Board

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Rich Kinder

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Chair
  • Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Kinder Morgan
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Nancy G. Kinder

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board President
  • President, Kinder Foundation
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Eric O. Anyah

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • Chief Financial Officer, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Thomas G. Bacon

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • Founding Partner, Civicap Partners
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Ann Barnes

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member Emeritus
  • Houston Community Data Connections Steering Committee Member
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Harris Health System
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Gregory M. Bopp

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • Managing Partner, Bracewell LLP
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Anne S. Chao

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • Rice University School of Humanities
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Algenita Scott Davis

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member Emerita
  • Government and Community Affairs Officer, Central Houston, Inc.
  • Visiting Professor, Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University
  • Program Manager, Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement
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Robert M. Eury

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member Emeritus
  • President, Central Houston, Inc.
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Stephen W. Green

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • President, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
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C. Hastings Johnson

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member Emeritus
  • Vice Chairman, Hines
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Steven Kean

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member Emeritus
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Kinder Morgan
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George Levan

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • Chairman and CEO, Levan Group
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Allen J. Matusow

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member Emeritus
  • William Gains Twyman Professor Emeritus of History, Rice University, and Academic Affairs Director, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
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Armando Perez

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • Executive Vice President, H-E-B Houston
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Scott Prochazka

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member Emeritus
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Jeff Shellebarger

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • Chairman, 23rd World Petroleum Congress
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Herman L. Stude

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member Emeritus
  • Former President, The Brown Foundation, Inc.
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Jason P. Wells

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CenterPoint Energy
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Y. Ping Sun

  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Ex Officio Member
  • Representative, Rice University
  • Of Counsel, YetterColeman LLP
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Faculty Advisory Committee

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David Alexander

  • Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Rice University
  • Director of Rice Space Institute
  • Chair, Faculty Advisory Committee, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
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Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University
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Farès El-Dahdah

  • Professor of Art History, Rice University
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James R. Elliott

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Professor and Department Chair, Sociology
  • Co-Director, Social Analytics Cluster, and Steering Committee Member, Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences
  • Rice University
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Richard Lavenda

  • Professor, Composition and Theory, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
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Albert Pope

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture, Rice University
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Moshe Y. Vardi

  • University Professor; Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computer Engineering
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Affiliated Researchers

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Daniel Bowen

  • Houston Education Research Consortium Research Affiliate
  • Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University
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Dominic Boyer

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Professor of Anthropology, Rice University
  • Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences
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Jenifer Bratter

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Professor of Sociology, Rice University
  • Director, of Building Research on Inequality and Diversity to Grow Equity (BRIDGE)
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Samuel Brody

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Professor of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University at Galveston
  • Director, Center for Texas Beaches and Shores
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Tony N. Brown

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Professor of Sociology, Rice University
  • Associate Director, Kinder Institute’s Urban Health Program
  • Founding Director, Racism and Racial Experiences (RARE) Workgroup
713-348-3242
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Henry Cisneros

Henry Cisneros

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Chairman & Co-CIO, American Triple I Partners
  • Partner & Vice Chairman, Siebert Wlliams Shank & Co. LLC
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J.H. Cullum Clark

J.H. Cullum Clark

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative George W. Bush Institute
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Elena Craft

  • Kinder Scholar
  • Senior Director, Climate and Health, Environmental Defense Fund
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Flávio Cunha

  • Houston Education Research Consortium Research Affiliate
  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Rice University
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Justin Denney

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Associate Professor of Sociology
  • William Julius Wilson Distinguished Professor
  • Washington State University
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Casey Durand

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Assistant Professor, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
  • University of Texas School of Public Health
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James R. Elliott

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Professor and Department Chair, Sociology
  • Co-Director, Social Analytics Cluster, and Steering Committee Member, Center for Energy & Environmental Research in the Human Sciences
  • Rice University
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Michael Emerson

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Department Head, Professor of Sociology
  • University of Illinois Chicago
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Katherine B. Ensor

Katherine Bennett Ensor

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Director, Kinder Institute Urban Data Platform
  • Noah G. Harding Professor of Statistics
  • Rice University
713-348-4132
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Matthew Festa

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Professor of Law
  • South Texas College of Law Houston
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Chris Hakkenberg

  • Kinder Scholar
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems
  • Northern Arizona University
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Yujie Hu

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
  • University of Florida
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Mark Jones

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Professor of Political Science
  • Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies
  • Rice University
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Rachel Kimbro

  • Dean, School of Social Sciences Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences
  • Kinder Fellow
  • Professor of Sociology
  • Founding Director, Kinder Institute Urban Health Program
  • Rice University
713-348-4265
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Xiao Li

  • Kinder Scholar
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Texas A&M Transportation Institute
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Jeffrey Lowe

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Environmental Policy
  • Texas Southern University
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Melissa Marschall

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Professor of Political Science
  • Director, Center for Local Elections in America Politics
  • Director, Social Policy Analysis Major, School of Social Sciences
  • Rice University
713-348-4132
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Amelyn Ng

  • Kinder Scholar
  • Assistant Professor in Residence, Rhode Island School of Design
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Anthony B. Pinn

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities, Rice University
  • Professor of Religion, Rice University
  • Founding Director, Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning
  • Inaugural Director, Center for African and African American Studies
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Albert Pope

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture, Rice University
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Loren Hopkins

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Chief Environmental Science Officer, Houston Health Department
  • Professor in the Practice, Statistics, Rice University
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Jamie E. Padgett

Jamie E. Padgett

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Stanley C. Moore Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University
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Douglas A. Schuler

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy, Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University
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Dara Shifrer

  • Houston Education Research Consortium Research Affiliate
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Portland State University
Grace Tran

Grace (Kieu Trang) Tran

  • Kinder Scholar
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University’s Migrations Initiative
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Ruth N. López Turley

  • Director, Houston Education Research Consortium
  • Associate Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
  • Professor of Sociology, Rice University
  • Founder, National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships
  • Kinder Fellow
713-348-5713
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Jesus Vassallo

  • Kinder Fellow
  • Associate Professor of Architecture
  • Co-Director, Affordable Housing Lab
  • Rice University
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Melissa Villarreal

Melissa Villarreal

  • Kinder Scholar
  • PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado - Boulder
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Xinyue Ye

Xinyue Ye

  • Kinder Scholar
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture & Dept. of Geography, College of Geosciences & Texas A&M Institute of Data Science
  • Director, Urban Data Science Lab, Texas A&M University
  • Editor-in-Chief, Computational Urban Science
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