Our Team

  • Jaclene Begley

    Jaclene Begley

    Jaclene Begley is an economist in the Economic and Strategic Research Group at Fannie Mae. Her research focuses on housing affordability, homeownership, mortgages, and older adults’ housing decisions. 

  • Ryan Bubb

    Ryan Bubb

    Ryan Bubb joined the NYU School of Law faculty in 2010. Professor Bubb has published over a dozen articles in peer-reviewed economics journals and law reviews on a range of topics applying economic analysis to law. Since joining the NYU faculty, he has held visiting professor, visiting scholar, or visiting fellow positions at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, U.C. Berkeley School of Law, the University of Chicago School of Law, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

  • Sarah Cordes

    Sarah Cordes

    Sarah Cordes is an Assistant Professor of School Leadership at Temple University. Dr. Cordes' research and teaching interests are in the areas of education and urban policy, school finance, and applied quantitative methods. Her research focuses on the ways in which the urban context, including neighborhoods, housing, and charter schools, affect student outcomes. In particular, her current work explores the spillover effects of NYC charter schools on nearby public school students, the effects of residential and school mobility on student performance, and how changes in school resources influence parents' investments in their children's education.

  • Samuel Dastrup

    Samuel Dastrup

    Samuel Dastrup is a Senior Analyst at Abt Associates. He is an experienced applied micro-economist with a demonstrated ability of rigorous but practical empirical research and evaluation

  • Jorge De la Roca

    Jorge De la Roca

    Jorge De la Roca is an Assistant Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public of Policy and Research Director at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. His fields of interest include urban economics, labor economics and economic geography. His research studies agglomeration economies, urban inequality, skill sorting and migration across cities of different sizes. De la Roca also studies the consequences and underlying mechanisms of racial residential segregation on minorities.

  • Kacie Dragan

    Kacie Dragan

    Kacie Dragan serves as the analyst and project manager for NYU Wagner's Policies for Action (P4A) hub, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded research group. Under the direction of NYU Wagner Dean Sherry Glied and in collaboration with HEAL and faculty across NYU, the Hub's research focuses on evaluating the effect of non-health policies, such as housing, education, or transportation policies, on the health of Medicaid patients.

  • Brian Elbel

    Brian Elbel

    Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Population Health and Health Policy at NYU Wagner and the NYU School of Medicine, where he heads the Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation within the Department of Population Health. He also directs the NYU Langone Comprehensive Program on Obesity and is Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Office of Science and Research.

  • Michael Gedal

    Michael Gedal

    Michael Gedal is the Director of Property Tax Analysis, Tax Policy at the New York City Department of Finance. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Emory University, a Master's in Public Administration from New York University, and a PhD in Public Policy from NYU.

  • Clayton Gillette

    Clayton Gillette

    Professor Clayton Gillette joined the New York University School of Law faculty in 2000. For the prior eight years, he was the Perre Bowen Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Gillette began his teaching career at Boston University where he served as the Warren Scholar in Municipal Law and Associate Dean, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia as well as at NYU School of Law.

  • Adam Gordon

    Adam Gordon

    Adam Gordon is the Associate Director at the Fair Share Housing Center. He joined the organization as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in 2006. In his work with FSHC, Gordon has litigated at the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division and worked on state and federal policy issues including very-low-income housing in high opportunity communities, Low Income Housing Tax Credit allocation, and statewide fair share allocation. 

  • Andrew Hayashi

    Andrew Hayashi

    Andrew Hayashi is an expert in tax law, tax policy and behavioral law and economics. He joined the University of Virginia School of Law's faculty in July 2013.

  • Roderick Hills, Jr.

    Roderick Hills, Jr.

    Professor Roderick Hills, Jr. teaches and writes in a variety of public law areas – constitutional law (with an emphasis on doctrines governing federalism), local government law, land-use regulation, jurisdiction and conflicts of law, education law. Professor Hills’ work explores our decentralized legal regime with an eye towards evaluating how well it balances these costs and benefits.

  • Keren Horn

    Keren Horn

    Keren Mertens Horn is an Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts Boston. Horn’s research seeks to inform policies that will help cities become places of opportunity for people at both ends of the socio-economic spectrum. 

  • John Infranca

    John Infranca

    John Infranca is an Associate Professor of Law at the Suffolk University Law School. Professor Infranca is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he received his B.A. in the Program of Liberal Studies and later returned for an M.T.S. in Moral Theology, and of New York University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the New York University Law Review.

  • Nicholas Kelly

    Researcher, policymaker, and advocate working on public policy and housing policy, with a particular focus on fair housing and urban politics.

  • Mike Lens

    Mike Lens

    Michael Lens is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles as well as the Associate Faculty Director of the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies. Professor Lens’ work fulfills gaps in the literature that evaluates the potential for housing policy to reduce this separation by focusing on neighborhood safety and access to jobs. 

  • Brian McCabe

    Brian McCabe

    Brian J. McCabe is Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He holds secondary appointments an adjunct instructor in the Regional and Urban Planning program at the School of Continuing Studies; a core faculty member in the program on Justice and Peace Studies; an affiliated faculty member in the Department of African-American Studies; and an affiliated faculty member in the McCourt School of Public Policy.

  • Simon McDonnell

    Simon McDonnell

    Simon McDonnell is the Director of Research and Strategic Analysis at New York State Homes and Community Renewal. He has over a dozen years of public policy project management, research, and quantitative experience exploring how resilience, sustainability, and the urban environment are impacted by policymaking in the transportation, land use, and housing realms.

  • Rachel Meltzer

    Rachel Meltzer

    Rachel Meltzer is Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Chair of the Public and Urban Policy M.S. degree at the Milano School of Policy, Management and Environment at The New School. Her research is broadly concerned with urban economies and how market and policy forces can shape disparate outcomes across neighborhoods.  She focuses on issues related to housing, land use, economic development and local public finance. 

  • Vincent Reina

    Vincent Reina

    Vincent Reina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania.  His research focuses on urban economics, low-income housing policy, household mobility,  neighborhood change, and community and economic development. Reina's work has been published in various academic journals, such as Urban StudiesHousing Policy Debate, and Journal of Housing Economics.

  • David Reiss

    David Reiss

    Brooklyn Law School Professor David Reiss concentrates his study and practice in real estate issues and community development. He was most recently a Visiting Clinical Associate Professor at the Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice. Previously, he was an associate in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in its Real Estate Department and an associate at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco in its Land Use and Environmental Law Group. He was also a law clerk to Judge Timothy Lewis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

  • Justin Steil

    Justin Steil

    Justin Steil is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
    Broadly interested in social stratification and spatial dimensions of inequality, his research examines the intersection of urban policy with property, land use, and civil rights law. 

  • Nicole Summers

    Nicole Summers

    Nicole Summers is a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Law School Legal Services Center. Previously, Nicole was a Legal Fellow at the NYU Furman Center, where she conducted academic and policy research on housing law issues, and a staff attorney at The Bronx Defenders and Northeast Justice Center, where she represented low-income tenants and former homeowners in eviction proceedings.

  • Katrina Wyman

    Katrina Wyman

    Born and raised in Canada, Katrina Wyman has a BA, MA, and LLB from the University of Toronto and an LLM from Yale Law School. Before joining NYU School of Law in 2002, she was a research fellow at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2001-02. Wyman’s research interests relate primarily to property and natural resources law and policy.