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Dr. Susan Saegert

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Professor of Environmental Psycho...

Phone: (212) ***-****  
Email: s***@***.edu
Local Address:  New York , New York , United States
CUNY Graduate Center

Employment History

  • Director of the Center for Human Environments
    CUNY Graduate Center
  • Teacher
    CUNY Graduate Center
  • Director
    Center for Human Environments
  • Researcher In the Housing Environments Research Group
    Center for Human Environments
  • Ph.D. Student , Environmental Psychology
    The Graduate Center
  • Professor, Environmental Program, Psychology Department
    The Graduate Center
  • Professor Sociology                                   
    The Graduate Center
  • Professor of Human and Organizational Development and Director of the Center of Community Studies
    Vanderbilt University
  • Environmental Psychologist
    Vanderbilt University

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • BA , Government
    University of Texas
  • PhD , Social Psychology
    University of Michigan
  • B.A. with honors , government
    University of Texas
  • Ph.D. , Social Psychology
    University of Michigan
67 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors | WHEDco - Building a Greater Bronx, 30 Aug 2015 [cached]
Susan Saegert - Board Member
Susan Saegert is Director of the Center for Human Environments and Professor of Environmental Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Since 1990, Dr. Saegert has worked in partnership with community organizations and coalitions to understand how to improve distressed housing and neighborhoods in New York City. Research with the Taskforce on City Owned Property in New York allowed Dr. Saegert to compare cooperative housing with other housing forms in distressed inner city neighborhoods. The results of this research have been published in Housing Policy Debate (a quarterly journal) and have been used to design programming models. Dr. Saegert co-authored "The Community Development Reader" published by Routledge in 2007. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan and her BA in Government from the University of Texas.
ACORN Housing New Orleans Planning Team, 13 Oct 2006 [cached]
Susan Saegert is the director of the Center for Human Environments at the City University of New York . Since earning her PhD in social psychology from the University of Michigan, Susan has taught in the environmental psychology program at CUNY, and published extensively on psychology and social capital in low-income communities.
Speaker Biographies - Root Shock, 17 Aug 2010 [cached]
Susan Saegert, Director of Center for Community Studies and Professor, Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University, has published studies of health, housing, community development, social capital, environmental psychology, and women and environments in many journals including American Journal of Public Health. Books include The Community Development Reader (with James DeFilippis, Routledge, 2008); Social Capital in Poor Communities (Russell Sage, 2001) (with J. Phillip Thompson and Mark R. Warren), From Abandonment to Hope: Community Households in Harlem, with Jackie Leavitt (Columbia University Press, 1990) and Urban Health: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research and Practice with Nicholas Freudenberg and Susan Klitzman, Jossey Bass, 2009. Dr. Saegert's co-authors areDesiree Fields and Kimberly Libman. Ms. Fields is a doctoral candidate in environmental psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research is on the social and psychological impact of mortgage foreclosure on individuals, families and neighborhoods. She is a researcher in the Housing Environments Research Group at the Center for Human Environments. Ms. Libman, MPH, is a doctoral candidate in Environmental Psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research addresses structural and social determinants of health with special focus on housing and food environments. She is a researcher in the Housing Environments Research Group at the Center for Human Environments and teaches Food Studies at the New School.
Research Collaborative - Community Land Trust, 9 Feb 2014 [cached]
Susan Saegert, PhD
Professor, Environmental Program, Psychology Department, Graduate Center of City University of New York
Could “mirco apartments” be detrimental to your health? | BSD Realty Worldwide, 24 Dec 2013 [cached]
And Susan Saegert, professor of environmental psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center and director of the Housing Environments Research Group, agrees that the micro-apartments may pose health risks for the elderly and families.
"I've studied children in crowded apartments and low-income housing a lot," Saegert said, "and they can end up becoming withdrawn, and have trouble studying and concentrating."
And modern amenities like floor to ceiling windows, extra storage and a roof deck aren't likely to help Saegert added. Children, she said, need privacy in their everyday life.
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