Stacy Anne Harwood portrait
  • Chair, City & Metropolitan Planning
  • Affiliated Faculty, Global Change & Sustainability Center
  • Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning


  • B.A., Quantitative Economics & Decision Sciences, University of California, San Diego
  • M.U.R.P., Urban & Regional Planning, University of California, Irvine
  • Ph.D., Planning, University of Southern California


Stacy Harwood, Ph.D. is Chair and Professor in the City & Metropolitan Planning Department at the University of Utah. She holds an undergraduate degree in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences from UC San Diego, master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning from UC Irvine and a Ph.D. in Planning from the University of Southern California. She is an urban planning scholar and educator on immigration, community development, racial justice and local public policy with publications in Journal of the American Planning Association, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, City & Community, International Planning Studies, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of Urbanism, Landscape Journal, Planning Research and Practice Policy Studies Journal, and Urban Studies. While doing all the conventional scholarly work, she has also established a long-standing track record in providing technical assistance to community organizations and developing innovative approaches to teaching in the classroom. She has several new projects underway including one about the complexities of welcoming immigrants in segregated cities and grassroots cross-racial coalition building in today’s politically hostile climate.