Carolina Reid appointed next I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor
November 17, 2021
The College of Environmental Design and the Haas School of Business are delighted to announce that Professor Carolina Reid will serve as the next I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor. Reid will hold the Professorship until June 2026.
Reid currently serves as the Faculty Research Advisor for the Terner Center for Housing Innovation in addition to her role as an Associate Professor in the CED’s Department of City and Regional Planning.
The I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professorship in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy was established in 1999 to develop and promote academic excellence and national leadership in housing studies and urban policy.
In addition to her leadership role with the Terner Center, Professor Reid will steward three endowed funds connected to the Professorship. Reid’s proposal for the funds includes expanding doctoral research on affordable housing policy and practice, establishing interdisciplinary programming across Haas, Law, MRED+D, and CED, and supporting scholarships for underrepresented minorities interested in pursuing careers in affordable housing.
With two decades of experience in the urban development and planning field, Reid brings a wealth of knowledge and practice in affordable housing and community development to the position. Reid’s specializations include housing and mortgage markets, access to credit, urban poverty and racial inequality.
In her tenure as the Terner Faculty Research Advisor, Reid has spearheaded research into the costs of affordable housing development, the role that affordable housing plays in promoting economic mobility among low-income families, and the impact of discriminatory lending on the racial wealth gap.
Beyond campus, Reid has worked with the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Reid has also done notable work to inform and understand the impacts of national and federal policies such as the Community Reinvestment Act and the Rental Assistance Demonstration.
Reid has authored and contributed to numerous research papers, projects, journals and book chapters in her fields. Her excellence has been recognized by national and international media such as the New York Times and National Public Radio.
Please join us in celebrating Reid and her new appointment.