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Susan Saegert
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Phone: 212-817-1886
Degrees/Diplomas: Social Psychology PhD, University of Michigan
Training Area: Critical Social/Personality Psychology|Environmental Psychology
Research Interests: Stress and inner city families; comprehensive community development neighborhoods and communities; Home Ownership Relating to Social Capital and Neighborhood Quality; Density and Environmental Stress

Dr. Saegert is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center and subprogram head of Environmental Psychology. Her research includes studies of crowding; environmental stressor; housing and human development/well being; and women and environments. She directs the Housing Environments Research Group which works in partnership with community organizations and coalitions to to improve distressed housing and neighborhoods. She has collaborated with governmental, non-profit, and private sector organizations and institutions on the plan for downtown Denver, housing for the elderly and persons with special needs, neighborhood based services for the elderly, and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 grant to Nashville TN. Her recent research concerns homeowners’ experiences of the foreclosure crisis and their policy implications; the relationship of housing and health; and alternative housing policies to promote stable, sustainable affordable housing. Her books include S. Saegert, J.P. Thompson, & M. R. Warren (Eds.): Social capital and poor communities (Russell Sage, 2005), Freudenberg, N., Klitzman, S., & Saegert, S. (2009) Urban Health and Society: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research and Practice.Jossey Bass, and DeFilippis, J. & Saegert, S. (Eds) (in press). The Community Development Reader, 2nd edition. New York: Routledge.