James Jennings, Ph.D.
James Jennings, Ph.D., is a professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts. He teaches graduate courses in the areas of social welfare, community development, and race and public policy. Jennings has published several books and numerous articles in a wide range of journals. His latest book is Race, Neighborhoods, and the Misuse of Social Capital (Palgrave MacMillan 2007). Jennings also works with many grassroots organizations in Boston and other cities in Massachusetts on issues dealing with housing, health and local economic development. One of his current research projects focuses on the impact of immigration on the health economy of Massachusetts.