College of Public Service and Urban Affairs
We Educate Leaders and Scholars Who Serve
Our Mission is to educate, socialize and serve students and employers of non-profit, health and urban organizations by: [think] providing educational programs that build skills in knowledge of sociology, social work, urban affairs, public administration, and leadership; [work] conducting scholarly and applied research activities supportive of these educational purposes; and [serve] consulting and applying research and knowledge of social programs.
Michael Harris, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor, College of Public Service and Urban Affairs
Oscar Miller, Jr., Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor, Department of Sociology, Social Work and Urban Professions
BS Sociology; minor Sociology; BSSW Social Work; Child Welfare Certification; MSW; BS Urban Studies; minor Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Rodney Stanley, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor, Public Administration
MPA; PhD Public Administration; MPS; Graduate Certificates in Nonprofit Management and Healthcare Planning and Administration
Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover was one of the Keynote Speakers at the Housing Equality of Alliance of Tennessee’s 2015 Tennessee Fair Housing Matters Conference on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Franklin, TN. She was joined by TSU Urban Studies Program faculty and students who were also a part of the conference. In 2013 TSU received a Fair Housing Grant from HUD. The Urban Studies Program at TSU is an Operating Member of the Housing Equality Alliance of Tennessee’s Fair Housing Matters Conference.
Picture (left to right): Shironika Farrior (Urban Studies student); Dr. Kimberly Triplett (Assistant Professor of Urban Studies); Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover (TSU President); Dr. Cara Robinson (Assistant Professor of Urban Studies); Tonya Thomas (Urban Studies student); Erica Carter (Urban Studies student).