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Leadership Team and Staff

Leadership Team

Kara Lubischer: Director, Neighborhood Leadership Academy, Community Development Specialist, University of Missouri Extension

Margaret Sherraden: Professor and MSW Program Director, School of Social Work 

Todd Swanstrom: E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration 

Mark Tranel: Director of the Public Policy Research Center, Research Associate Professor in Public Policy Administration, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Kristen Wagner: Assistant Professor, School of Social Work 


Karl Guenther: Community Development Specialist, Public Policy Research Center 

Abigail Orscheln: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Victoria Fick: Graduate Assistant, School of Social Work

Events and Training

Register for Whats Brewing? Middle Neighborhoods: Dogtown
What's New?
See Dr. Jörg Plöger's presentation on Revitalizing Older Industrial Cities here.
Read CWC Research Fellow Dr. Adriano Udani's research on African Immigrant Perceptions of Non-Profit Service Providers in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region.


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