D. Bradford Hunt

What they do: Vice President for Research and Academic Programs
Where they do it: Newberry Library
How they contribute: Guest Speaker

D. Bradford Hunt is the Vice President for Research and Academic Programs at The Newberry. He supports four research centers; oversees a fellowship program that brings over 50 scholars to the Library each year; encourages undergraduate use of the library; and promotes continuing education efforts. He is the co-author, with Jon B. DeVries, of Planning Chicago (American Planning Association Planners Press, 2013) which examines urban planning initiatives in Chicago since the 1950s. His history of the Chicago Housing Authority, entitled Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing (University of Chicago Press, 2009), won the Lewis Mumford Prize from the Society of American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) for the best book in North American Planning History in 2008-09. He is President-elect of SACRPH, and will lead the organization in 2018-19. Since 2008, he has served on the board of the National Public Housing Museum. Prior to The Newberry, he was a vice provost and dean at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he was also professor of social science and history. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.A. from Williams College.

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