Chair, City & Metropolitan Planning
Affiliated Faculty, Global Change & Sustainability Center
Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
Role: Western Regional Representative.
Represent the western universities on the ACSP governing board.
12/2019 - 12/2021
Honors & Awards
- Faculty Award for Excellence in Service.
College of Fine and Applied Arts University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
- J Frederick Miler Award for Distinguished Service.
University of Illinois YMCA,
- Best presentation at the IlliAAC, Racial Microaggressions in Academic Advising (with Micah Heumann).
Illinois Academic Advising Conference,
- Larine Y. Cowan Make A Difference Award for Teaching and Mentoring in Diversity.
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign,
- STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Community Partner Honoree.
City of Champaign, Illinois,
- National Education Honor Award (with Lynne Dearborn and Laura Lawson).
American Institute of Architecture ,
- Marsha Ritzdorf Award for Best Student Paper on Diversity, Social Justice and the Role of Women in Urban Planning.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning,
In the Media
- Microaggression And Unconscious Bias, Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine. 10/2018.
- Webinar: Planning for Urban Resilience and Inclusive Cities: Lessons from Toronto, Cities of Migration, Toronto, Canada. 06/12/2018.
- The Best of Africa is in Urbana, Smile Politely, Champaign-Urbana, IL. 03/21/2018.
- Podcast: Prof. Stacy Harwood on white working-class communities, DWS News Hour, Champaign, IL. 10/31/2017.
- The white working class isn’t what you think but still presents a challenge to racial harmony, The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA. 10/21/2017.
- U Faculty Attend Inclusivity Forum, The Daily Utah Chronicle, Salt Lake City, UT. 10/13/2017.
- Inclusive Environment, @theU, Salt Lake City, UT. 10/02/2017.
- Universities Are Trying To Teach Faculty How To Spot Microaggressions, Huffington Post. 02/02/2017.
- Sundiata Cha-Jua/Real Talk: Racial double standards remain prevalent, News Gazette, Champaign, IL. 12/04/2016.
- Fraternities, Sororities and Racism at Illinois’ Flagship Land-Grant Institution, The Public i, Urbana, IL. 03/2016.
- Racial Microaggressions Campaign Video created by Victoria Chandler, Undergraduate Student in Art and Design for Dr. Rachele Riley’s Graphic Design class in the School of Art and Design. Students were asked to research and design a campaign that addresses and raises awareness about marginalization and intimidation, Champaign, IL. 03/2016.
- Guest commentary: Sobering news about the top party school, The News-Gazette, Champaign, IL. 02/21/2016.
- UI Students of Color Report Harassment, Threats and Criminalization, The Public i, Urbana, IL. 01/2016.
- Caricature of Campus Activism, Inside Higher Education. 07/16/2015.
- Code Switch: What A Can Of Coke Has To Do With Racism, NPR, Champaign, IL. 06/03/2015.
- Illinois University Survey Reveals Some Ugly Truths About On-Campus Racism, Colorlines. 05/21/2015.
- U of I Report Details Episodes Of Racial Microaggressions, Illinois Public News Media. 05/12/2015.
- Most Minority Students at U. of Illinois Report Being Racially Stereotyped, Chronicle of Higher Education. 05/04/2015.
- Report details episodes of racial stereotyping in the classroom, offers recommendations to combat it, Illinois News Bureau, Champaign, IL. 05/04/2015.
- Students, faculty work together to fight racial microaggressions, Daily Illinois, Champaign, IL. 05/01/2015.
- Neighbors skeptical of development proposal, News Gazette, Champaign, IL. 12/17/2013.
- UPTV6 - Ricardo Diaz hosts this show centering around immigration issues with Stacy Harwood in Champaign-Urbana, CU Immigration Forum TV
- He led Santa Ana through tumultuous change, Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA. 05/31/2011.
- Racial Microaggressions and its Impact on Campus Climate at the University of Illinois, The Public i, Urbana, IL. 02/2011.
- Reports say UI has room for improvement in diversity, News Gazette, Champaign, IL. 11/12/2010.
- Study: Demographic shifts require fresh approach to city planning, Illinois News Bureau, Champaign, IL. 08/07/2008.
- Course shows benefits of cooperative efforts among architects, planners, Illinois New Bureau, Champaign, IL. 08/20/2004.
- Disciplines unite to improve East St. Louis neighborhood, Illinois News Bureau, Champaign, IL. 05/06/2004.