Joseph Hoereth is director of the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement at the University of Illinois at Chicago. IPCE creates opportunities for scholars, concerned citizens, students and government to participate in public discourse and educational programs on current policy issues and social trends.
Hoereth joined UIC in 2004 as the Associate Director of the Great Cities Institute (GCI), bringing a wide range of experience in community development research and evaluation from positions at university research centers, nonprofit organizations and private consulting firms. He has held served on staff at the Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola University Chicago and the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University. He has authored multiple reports and papers on housing, community economic development and urban planning.
Hoereth holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, a Masters and a Ph.D. in urban planning from Rutgers University. He has taught courses as adjunct faculty in the Department of Urban Planning and the Department of Public Administration.