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John Goering
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College|CUNY Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Brown University in sociology and demography
Research Interests: housing and neighborhood development, race and ethnic issues, urban policy

He is the author of several dozen articles as well as editor and author of The Best Eight Blocks in Harlem (University Press, 1977); Housing Desegregation and Federal Policy (University of North Carolina Press, 1986); Mortgage Lending, Racial Discrimination and Federal Policy (Urban Institute Press, 1996); and another book, Choosing a Better Life? Evaluating the Moving to Opportunity Experiment, is scheduled for publication by The Urban Institute Press in Spring 2003. He has served on the editorial boards’ of the Urban Affairs Review, New Community, Housing Studies, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. An article summarizing research on the MTO experiment has been recently published in Journal of Housing Research. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has scheduled a policy-focused assessment of MTO for publication in their Economic Policy Review. At the Ralph Bunche Institute at The Graduate Center, he is co-directing a Mellon Foundation grant focused on the interface between international and domestic human rights policies. Before joining the faculty, John directed evaluation and research on housing, neighborhood change, and civil rights issues at HUD, and then served on the staff of the Clinton White House Initiative on Race. For the American Sociological Association, he served on their committee on Sociologists in Government (1992-1995); the Committee on Archives (1993-1998); and the Program Committee for the Year 2000 and the year 20001 ASA Annual Meetings (for ASA President’s Joe Feagin and Douglas Massey). He serves as a consultant on research and litigation for HUD.