Jacob A. Wagner, PhD

Associate Professor, Director of Urban Studies; co-founder of the Center for Neighborhoods

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Office: 106D Katz Hall
Phone: (816) 235-6053
Email: wagnerjaco@umkc.edu


Doctor of Philosophy, Urban Studies
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Master of Community and Regional Planning
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Bachelor of Arts, Human Geography
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR


Jacob’s expertise lies in the fields of community development, planning and urban history, and historic preservation. His area of specialty includes the city of New Orleans where he lived and worked for 5 years. His research addresses the role of the historic urban built environment in the politics of race and collective memory.

Prior to his work at UMKC, Jacob taught courses in community development at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, and courses in planning history and urban studies in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of New Orleans. He has also worked in planning and community development in Oregon.

He is currently a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Urban Design.

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