The George Gund Foundation has named to its board of trustees Dr. Mark Joseph, the Leona Bevis/Marguerite Haynam Associate Professor in Community Development at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Joseph replaces Robyn Minter Smyers, partner-in-charge of the Cleveland office of Thompson Hine, whose term ended in December 2017.
“We are extremely pleased to have Mark join our board,” said Geoffrey Gund, president of the board. “He brings a keen intellect, deep research experience and an enthusiasm for urban issues to our work.”
Joseph is also the Founding Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities. He received his Ph.D. from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He was a Post-Doctoral Scholar at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and a Harlech Visiting Scholar at Oxford University. He received his undergraduate degree in Government from Harvard University.
Joseph’s research focus is mixed-income development as a strategy for addressing urban poverty. He is the co-author of the award-winning book Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation. His center, the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities, conducts research and consulting projects in Cleveland and around the country in cities that have included Austin, Chicago, Nashville, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C. This is Joseph’s twelfth year at Case Western Reserve.