Roland Anglin, PhD
Roland Anglin’s career spans over twenty years of working in the public, educational, and philanthropic sectors. In all his professional positions, Anglin has focused on promoting economic and community development in and for marginalized communities. In addition to his role as the Cornwall Center director, Dr. Anglin is Associate Research Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers-Newark.
Dr. Anglin began his academic career at Rutgers University. There he examined issues related to economic development and growth management. During this time, he published some of the seminal work on citizen attitudes toward sprawl development. In 1991 he was recruited to the Ford Foundation where he spent eight years. He served first as the program officer responsible for community development and later became Deputy Director for Community and Resource Development, which is part of the Asset Building and Community Development Division.
After leaving Ford, Dr. Anglin went to the Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation (Seedco), a national community development intermediary. At Seedco, Dr. Anglin was the senior vice president responsible for building the capacity of community-based housing organizations in 23 cities partnering with Seedco.
Since returning to academia, Dr. Anglin has pursued an active research agenda and has managed many demonstration initiatives for philanthropy, state governments, and national associations including the National League of Cities. Dr. Anglin is the author and co-author of four books, including: Promoting Sustainable Local and Community Economic Development, Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons From the U.S. Gulf Coast after the Storms (with colleagues), Managing Disaster Recovery: International Policy and Practice (with colleagues), and Katrina’s Imprint: Race and Vulnerability in America (with colleagues).