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Gregory Squires

Research Professor and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at George Washington University

Gregory D. Squires is a Research Professor and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology  at George Washington University. Currently he is a member of the Fair Housing Task Force of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Social Science Advisory Board of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, and the Board of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. He has served as a consultant and expert witness for fair housing groups and civil rights organizations around the country including HUD, the National Fair Housing Alliance, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and many others. He also served a three-year term as a member of the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board In 2012 he served as  Chair of the Governing Board of the Urban Affairs Association. Editorial board memberships have included City & Community, Social Problems, Journal of Urban Affairs, Journal of Intergroup Relations, and Shelterforce. In 2022 he was appointed as a community development columnist for Social Policy magazine.

He has written for several academic journals and general interest publications including Social ProblemsSocial Science QuarterlyUrban Affairs ReviewJournal of Urban AffairsThe NationThe ProgressiveAmerican Banker,The American ProspectNew York Times, and Washington Post. Prior to joining the faculty at George Washington he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and served as a research analyst for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Recent awards include induction to the Distinguished Service Honor Role of the Urban Affairs Association (2020), Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Award from the Urban Affairs Association (2018), Lester F. Ward Distinguished Contribution to Applied and Clinical Sociology Award from the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology (2013), the Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award from the Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (2011), the Joseph B. Gittler Award for Significant Scholarly Achievement in Contributing to the Ethical Resolution of Social Problems from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (2009), and the Stuart A. Rice Award for Career Achievement from District of Columbia Sociological Society (2007). Click here for the details of Prof. Squires’s work (Squires CV).