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Howard Rosing

  • Executive Director, Steans Center

Howard Rosing is the Executive Director of the Steans Center at DePaul University. He is a faculty member in Community Service Studies and affiliate faculty member in Geography, Sustainable Urban Development (MASUD and Community Psychology and co-directs MASUD). Dr. Rosing is a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on urban food access, economic restructuring, community food systems, and food justice movements in Chicago and the Dominican Republic. He is currently completing a citywide study of community garden yields in partnership with Neighborspace, Chicago's land trust for community gardens. Dr. Rosing is actively engaged in scholarship on service-learning and community-based research as pedagogies. He co-edited (with Nila Ginger Hofman) Pedagogies of Praxis: Course-based Action Research in the Social Sciences (Jossey-Bass, 2007) and has authored and co-authored a number of articles on service-learning pedagogy and community engagement in higher education. Dr. Rosing is also co-author (with Daniel Block) of Chicago: A Food Biography (Rowman and Littlefield). He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the State University of New York-Binghamton. ​