Director of Research

Email: scowan@woodstockinst.org
Phone: (919) 619-3579

Spencer Cowan has returned to Woodstock Institute as Director of Research after four and a half years as an Executive Research Consultant working with Woodstock and other clients on studies to promote financial security and equity for low- and moderate-income households and communities of color.  Spencer first joined Woodstock in late 2011 to lead its research efforts after serving as Senior Research Associate at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of North Carolina for nine years.

Spencer received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, an M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and a A.B. in Political Science from Columbia University.