We are #RooReady for fall semester classes. Learn more about the UMKC response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and get the latest updates and safety information from the CDC.

L.P. Cookingham Institute of Urban Affairs Faculty and Staff

Anne R. Williamson, Ph.D.
Director and Victor and Caroline Schutte/Missouri Professor of Urban Affairs
Email | 816-235-5177


Graduate Research Assistants

Bailey Barnett
Graduate Research Assistant


Clara Bernauer
Graduate Research Assistant


Kevin McCarthy
Graduate Research Assistant



Institute Fellows

Alex Fitzgerald
Email | 214-236-5594


Damon Guinn, E.M.P.A.
Email | 816-235-6710


Hye-Sung Han, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Assistant Professor in Urban Affairs
Email | 816-235-5632


Stephen Katsinas, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Email | 816-235-2470


Kirk McClure, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Email | 785-864-3888


Marc Smith
Senior Fellow


Brandon Weiss, J.D.
Senior Fellow
Email | 816-235-2387