Meghan Ashlin Rich
Dr. Meghan Ashlin Rich has been teaching in the University of Scranton’s Sociology/Criminal Justice Department since fall 2007. Dr. Rich’s research involves studying race, class, and social change in urban neighborhoods. She is particularly interested in how cities use arts- and culture-based strategies to renew blighted areas. She has completed ethnographic studies of neighborhoods in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore, Maryland, and has published research in Sociological Forum, Sociological Spectrum, and the Journal of Urban Affairs. Her last study was a qualitative investigation into the effects that a state-designated Arts & Entertainment District has on the revitalization of a central-city Baltimore neighborhood and the neighborhood’s residents.