Outreach & Education’s Visiting Scholars Program

Visiting scholars are selected from the community development and education fields to enrich the New York Fed’s outreach and education programs.

Meet Our 2020 Visiting Scholars

David Dante Troutt: Distinguished Professor of Law & Founding Director, Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity, Rutgers University
David Dante Troutt is Distinguished Professor of Law and Justice John J. Francis Scholar. David Troutt is the founding director of the Rutgers Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity (CLiME). He teaches and writes in four areas of primary interest: the metropolitan dimensions of race, class and legal structure; intellectual property; Torts; and critical legal theory. His major publications (noted below) include books of fiction and non-fiction, scholarly articles and a variety of legal and political commentary on race, law and equality.
Areas of Interest: economic inequality, law and equality, racial equity, and equitable economic development

Related Publications: From Equitable Growth to Equitable Recovery (June 8, 2020)

Xavier de Souza Briggs: Distinguished Visiting Professor at New York University and Public Policy Expert
Xavier de Souza Briggs is a distinguished visiting professor, with a joint appointment at the Wagner School, the Business and Society Program at the Stern School of Business, and the Department of Sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences. He is an award-winning educator and researcher as well as an experienced manager in philanthropy and government.
Areas of Interest: racial equity, philanthropy, housing affordability and equitable development; international development and impact investing

Penelope Douglas: Founding Partner of CultureBank
See video of Penelope Douglas to learn more about her focus in arts, culture and community development
Penelope Douglas is a founding partner of CultureBank. She has spent the past twenty-five years as a social entrepreneur, pioneer in community development investment, cofounder and CEO of Pacific Community Ventures, and senior executive and board chair of MissionHub and SOCAP.
Areas of Interest: arts & culture, impact investing and equitable growth

About the Visiting Scholars Program

Visiting scholars are university faculty, community development practitioners and researchers, think tank representatives, and/or senior leaders from foundations and nonprofit organizations.

They are selected to advise and collaborate with New York Fed staff on groundbreaking ideas, analytical products and programs. They present at internal seminars and conduct workshops on community development topics. While they provide staff with new research and updates from the community development and education fields, they also benefit from working and exchanging ideas with staff. Selection is on a rolling basis and placements are short-term.

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