Susan Turner Meiklejohn, Ph.D.
Susan Turner Meiklejohn is Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College. Before beginning her Ph.D. work, Professor Meiklejohn worked for over ten years as an urban planner and policy analyst addressing community planning, urban economic development, and historic preservation and design issues. Her research, for which she has won awards from the Urban Affairs Association and the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Planning, focuses on urban poverty and segregation issues. Her recent book, Wages, Race, Skills and Space: Lessons from Detroit Employers examines the effect of employer practices on job acquisition and wages. Meiklejohn is now undertaking a qualitative study about the experiences of young urban residents looking for work in suburban Detroit and Oakland, California. She is also now conceptualizing a study addressing gender issues in the suburbs and is also interested in examining integrated communities, such as Sunnyside Gardens in Queens, where she resides.