Urban Affairs and Geography

CUPA study finds arts responsible for 18,000 jobs, almost $800 million in income in Dayton region

Wright State’s liberal arts programs bolster region's creative community, have significant impact on economy

An analysis by Wright State’s Center for Urban and Public Affairs estimates that the creative industries in the Greater Dayton region accounted for 18,000 jobs and $799 million in labor income last year. Continue reading

Brilliance lost

An essay by David A. Petreman, professor of Spanish language and Latin American literature
Stefan Pugh

On Stefan Pugh’s office door is a plaque that reads “Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research,” a declaration not only of this professor’s remarkable accomplishments… Continue reading

Wright State grad explores educational value of hip-hop

Darius Prier, a double Wright State grad, is now an assistant professor of educational foundations and leadership at Duquesne University.

Darius Prier, a double Wright State graduate who is now education professor at Duquesne University, examines how hip-hop is a culturally relevant form of education in a new book. Continue reading

Wright State Nonprofit Leadership Alliance hosts breakfast for local nonprofit agencies, professionals

Jennifer Subban, Ph.D., associate professor of urban affairs

Over 70 guests from more than 50 area nonprofit agencies gathered August 21 at Wright State University’s Nonprofit Leader Alliance (NLA) breakfast at the Dayton Cultural Center. Continue reading

Oh, the places you’ll go with Wright State’s transportation program

The Public Transit and Social Services Transportation Certificate Program emphasizes the role transportation plays in the social and economic health of local communities and the state of Ohio.

It’s a great time to launch a career in the transportation field, say faculty members in Wright State’s Public Transit and Social Services Transportation Certificate Program.
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Wright State manager, alumni honored in DBJ’s “Forty Under 40”

Wright State manager, alumni honored in DBJ’s “Forty Under 40”

A project manager at the Wright State Research Institute and seven Wright State University alumni are among the “Forty Under 40” award winners who will be honored by the Dayton Business Journal. Continue reading

Wright State honors service-learning

Amour Inman (right) received the Undergraduate Student Award. She is pictured with Wright State President David R. Hopkins and Marjorie McLellan, Ph.D., associate professor in Urban Affairs and Geography.

From leading a study abroad trip to South Africa to tutoring students in a Dayton elementary school, faculty, staff and students at Wright State are making an impact. Continue reading

Urban affairs professor named a Woman of Influence

Photo of Jennifer Subban

Jennifer Subban, Ph.D., was one of seven women honored at the YWCA Dayton’s Women of Influence awards. Continue reading

Officials from Turkmenistan study transportation at Wright State University

A group of government officials from the central Asian nation of Turkmenistan visited Dayton to learn about transportation in the United States. Continue reading