Dr. Claudia B. Isaac, conducts community engaged scholarship & practice that focus on community driven practice, particularly concerning community education, local organization development and scholarly civic engagement. She conducts layperson training and participatory evaluation, and directs community based participatory research in the areas of community economic development and poverty alleviation, food systems planning, affordable housing, neighborhood planning and land use, metropolitan redevelopment, and community capacity building. She works with government, nonprofit and educational organizations to help disenfranchised people to produce community driven plans, evaluations, and policies. She is a planning professor at The University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning. Education; Ph.D., UCLA; MPA/URP, Princeton University; BA, Bryn Mawr College.