Nadia A. Mian, Ph.D.

Senior Program Director and Lecturer

Nadia A. Mian is Senior Program Director of the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement and a Lecturer at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. She holds a Ph.D. from The New School, and Masters in Environmental Studies, where she specialized in urban planning from York University in Toronto, Canada. Her research focuses on faith-based property development and examines how faith-based institutions are advocating for land use and zoning reform to build affordable housing. She is building a database that catalogues faith-based affordable housing developments across the country and is currently a Research Fellow at Villanova University where she is researching density bonus for faith-based affordable housing in Seattle, Washington. Nadia’s other research interests include placemaking, historic preservation, and environmental sustainability. Passionate about urban planning and community development, Nadia is a member of the Environmental Commission in Hanover Township, New Jersey and serves on the Board of Directors for The Mark Cares, a non-profit organization in Montclair, New Jersey.