Leadership Team


Associate Directors at CURA contribute to the Center through engagement, collaboration, and support. They are active in CURA events and energetically seek out new CURA-related projects through their networks. Associates also collaborate with other University units under the CURA banner, as well as work closely with CURA staff to assist on projects as needed. Their support is critical to the Center’s mission to serve as a bridge across academia, industry, and the policy sector and integral to our goal of becoming the hub for urban issues at The Ohio State University.

  • Harvey Miller (Director); Professor; Department of Geography
  • Maria Conroy (Associate Director); Associate Professor; Knowlton School of Architecture; City and Regional Planning
  • Elena Irwin (Associate Director); Professor; Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
  • Robert Greenbaum (Associate Director); Associate Professor; John Glenn School of Public Affairs

Oversight Committee