Ali Modarres, Ph.D., Dean of School of Urban Studies
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Inaugural Dean of the School of Urban Studies. Over the last seven years, I have witnessed with great admiration the growth of our School and the work of its amazing faculty, staff, and students. Urban Studies is dedicated to social justice in every aspect of its operation, including its community partnerships. I invite you to view our faculty members webpage to learn about their expertise and body of work. As an important academic unit at UWT, our School delivers on the urban serving mission of the university. From community-engaged learning to working with community-based organizations and local jurisdictions, our faculty create co-learning opportunities that value community knowledge and student experience.
The School of Urban Studies dedicates itself to the ongoing mentoring, retention, and timely graduation of our students. Our faculty and staff are welcoming and supportive mentors who are dedicated to student success.
For those of you who are currently a member of our School, we are grateful you have allowed us to join you in your educational journey. For those who are our alumni, I hope that you remain in contact with us so we can celebrate your achievements. And for those of you who are thinking about joining us, we look forward to welcoming you to the School of Urban Studies.