Anna Maria Santiago

Job Title: 
Professor; Sequence Chair, Organizational and Community Leadership; Core Faculty, Center for Gender in Global Context; Faculty Affiliate, Julian Samora Research Institute, Global Urban Studies Program and Institute for Public Policy and Social Research
Office Location: 
124 Baker Hall
Phone: 
517-884-0073
Fax: 
517-353-3038
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: 
  • Past President, Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Community Practice
  • Chair, Editorial and Publications Committee, Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • Advisory Editor, Social Problems
  • Editorial Board, Housing Studies