December 2019 DEI SPOTLIGHT
Name: Eric Dueweke
Preferred Pronoun: He/Him/His
Affiliation/Title: Lecturer IV in Urban and Regional Planning
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration
Home Country: United States
Language(s) Spoken: English
Gender Identity: Male
Favorite food: Hummus (or most anything Middle Eastern)
Favorite book and why: The Origins of the Urban Crisis, by Thomas Sugrue, jump-started my career change into planning.
Favorite thing to do when not at TC: Hanging out at Belle Isle Park.
DEI Contribution/Highlight: For the past 17 Septembers, I’ve led a bus tour of Detroit as part of Orientation activities. Almost all of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Studio courses I teach are designed to benefit low-income people of color.
Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion important to you? As a lifetime resident of a city whose population is 83% African American, I am reminded daily that our society still has a long way to go toward achieving social justice.