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Ric Kolenda

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Public Administration

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    41 Park Row 511C
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New York City

Tue, Wed, Thu (by appointment)

Tue, Wed, Thu 3:00pm-5:30pm


Ric is an experienced technology and nonprofit entrepreneur with the strong analytical skills developed as a Ph.D. in public policy. He teaches graduate-level public policy and public administration as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Public Administration. He has also written regular columns for mass-market weekly and monthly publications.


BS , Grand Valley State University , Grand Rapids, MI

PhD , Georgia State University/Georgia Institute of Technology , Atlanta, GA
Public Policy

MA , Temple University , Philadelphia, PA
Urban Studies


Kolenda, R. & Liu, C. Y. (2012, December). Are Central Cities More Creative? the Intrametropolitan Geography of Creative Industries. Journal of Urban Affairs. Vol 34 (Issue 5) , pages 487-512. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9906.2011.00593.x

Liu, C. Y. & Kolenda, R. (2012, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Counting and Understanding the Contingent Workforce. Urban Studies. Vol 49 (Issue 5) , pages 1003-1025. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098011408139

Liu, C. Y., Kolenda, R., Fitzpatrick, G. & Todd, T. N. (2010, August). Re-Creating New Orleans: Driving Development Through Creativity. Economic Development Quarterly. Vol 24 (Issue 3) , pages 261-275. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0891242410364217


Kolenda, R. (2018, April 6). Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference. Making the Gig Economy Work for Everyone: Strategies to Reduce Precarity for Contingent Workers. Urban Affairs Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


The economic geography of creative industries; urban inequality, equality of opportunity & socio-economic mobility; and twenty-first century employment structures.


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