Scholarship: Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

  • Housing and Community Development Policy
  • Neighborhood and Community Research
  • Community Engaged Research Methods

Teaching Interests

  • Community Development Policy and Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation
  • Macro Social Work


Andrew Foell’s research focuses on issues of housing and community development. His dissertation examines housing relocation outcomes of families affected by HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, along with the facilitators and barriers to interorganizational collaboration required for program implementation. Through his work, he hopes to improve programs that disproportionately impact low-income communities.

Foell is involved in multiple research projects at the nexus of race, place, and inequality. Recent projects include examining the effects of housing voucher utilization in HUD’s Family Unification Program, and the impact of community violence on mental health among public housing youth. He has also collaborated on community-engaged research examining the health consequences of housing vacancy and strategies for equitable development in gentrifying neighborhoods. Foell’s teaching experiences are in community development policy and practice, program evaluation, research methods, and foundational statistics.

Foell received his MSW and MPP from the University of Minnesota, and BSW from Missouri State University.