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G. Evan Stoddard, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

College Hall 215
Phone: 412.396.5179


Ph.D., Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 1974
M.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University, 1971
B.A., English, Brigham Young University, 1968

Dr. Evan Stoddard is Associate Dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts. From 1995-1999 he was director of the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy, and since that time has continued to serve the Center as Associate Director for Community Outreach and coordinator of the U.S. Peace Corps' Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program.  He was co-director of Duquesne University's Community Outreach Partnership Center.  He developed and oversees the College's first-year learning communities.  His Policy Implementation course and Community and University Honors Seminar helped to pioneer service-learning at Duquesne.

From 1989 to 1993 Dr. Stoddard was director of the city of Pittsburgh's Economic Development Department at the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh.  He has been a member of the board of directors of several local public-service corporations: South Side Local Development Company, No Dice, Pennsylvanians Against Gambling Expansion, Conflict Resolution Center International, Goodwill, and Pittsburgh Sister Cities Association.


* = graduate courses

Currently Teach

Honors Seminar:  Community and University 

*Policy Implementation

I believe in democratic government and in public service. I believe that people can work together peacefully and cooperatively to address problems of common concern. I believe that skilled and ethical public administrators can help lead governments to be fairer and more responsive to citizens' legitimate needs. I believe that schools of public policy have a duty to prepare expert and moral public servants, who are attuned to the great social and public issues of our time.

Previously Taught


Social Problems and Social Policy

*Methods of Policy Analysis

*City Building and Public Policy

*American Urbanization:  Lawrenceville

*Housing, Community, and Economic Development

Urban Social Problems: Policies for Urban Education, Police, Welfare

Urban Structure and Dynamics

Urban Society and Ecology

Sociological Measurement and Social Statistics

Social Problems

Marriage and Family

Introduction to Sociology


I am working on a book that I have tentatively entitled Transformed: Reinventing Pittsburgh's Industrial Sites for a New Century, 1975-1995.  Transformed describes the efforts of civic organizations in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to put abandoned industrial properties back into use as part of that reinvention effort.  The book is grounded in the history of the region as well as my own personal experience as a participant.

The heart of the book comprises the stories of Pittsburgh's first industrial redevelopment projects--transformation of the largely abandoned Herr's Island into the tony mixed-use Washington's Landing; of J&L Steel's Pittsburgh works to create the Pittsburgh Technology Center; of USX's Homestead plant to become the Sandcastle water park and the Waterfront shopping complex; and of USX's Duquesne and McKeesport works, which would become modern industrial parks.