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Roland V. Anglin

Professor, The Levin College of Public Affairs and Education, Cleveland State University

Roland V. Anglin’s career spans more than twenty-five 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 low-income communities. Currently, he is Professor at the Levin College of Public Affairs and Education at Cleveland State University (CSU). Anglin was dean from 2016-2024. Prior to CSU, Anglin was the Senior Advisor to the Chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark and Director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, an applied research institute at the university. In his role as Senior Advisor, he worked as part of a team to implement various initiatives using the anchor role of the university to improve postsecondary outcomes in Newark.

Dr. Anglin began his academic career at Rutgers University in the late 1980’s. 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. Subsequently, he was asked to become Deputy Director for Community and Resource Development, which is part of the Asset Building and Community Development Division.
After returning to academia in 2000, Dr. Anglin published three books: Promoting Sustainable Local and Community Development, Katrina's Imprint: Race and Vulnerability in America (with colleagues), and Resilience and Opportunity (with colleagues).

Anglin received his doctorate from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree from Northwestern, and a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College (City University of New York).


  • –present
    Faculty Fellow Director, The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University