Summer 2004

Spotlight: Lisa J. Servon
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Lisa Servon
Lisa J. Servon is Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Associate Director of the Community Development Research Center at the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, New School University. Professor Servon holds a BA in Political Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College, an MA in History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Urban Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of urban poverty, community development, economic development, and issues of gender and race. Her presentation at the 2004 CTCNet Conference is on CTCs and youth.

Lisa's specific areas of expertise include microenterprise development, the digital divide, and capacity-building for community-based organizations. Her work has been funded by the Open Society Institute, the Aspen Institute, the Ford Foundation, and the Fannie Mae Foundation. She spent much of 2002 as a Visiting Policy Fellow at PolicyLink. Servon is the author of two books: Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology, Community, and Public Policy (Blackwell, 2002), and Bootstrap Capital: Microenterprises and the American Poor (Brookings 1999). She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Alec; her daughter, C.C.; and her dog, Hoover.

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