Anna Maria Santiago

Job Title: 
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Social Science; Professor of Social Work
Office Location: 
509 E. Circle Drive, 224 Berkey Hall, East Lansing MI 48824
Phone: 
517-353-1784
Email: 
santia63@msu.edu
Education: 
  • PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • MA Assumption University, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • MA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • BA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Interests: 
  • Short and long-term effects of housing and social welfare programs and policies as anti-poverty and social development strategies
  • Social capital formation and asset building in low-income Latino, African American and Vietnamese families
  • Neighborhood effects on the health and well-being of low-income Latino and African American children
  • Latino communities in the United States
  • Low-income homeownership, foreclosures and predatory lending
  • Effects of adverse child experiences on child outcomes
  • Urban poverty and welfare dependency
  • Latino residential segregation and housing discrimination in U.S. metropolitan areas
Teaching: 
  • Social Work Research Methods II (MSW)
  • Social Work Leadership in Communities (MSW)
  • Knowledge and Theory Construction in Social Work (doctoral)
Other: 
  • Member, MSU Strategic Planning Steering Committee (2020-2021)
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Urban Affairs special issue, “Creating Mixed Communities through Housing Policy: Global Perspectives