I am currently Associate Research Professor in the Department of Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning and Director of Programs and Research for the Talloires Network and at Tufts University and Visiting Scholar in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
A researcher, teacher, and practitioner, I seek to understand why, and influence how, rooted institutions work together to improve the economic and social dimensions of the neighborhoods in which they are located. My approach is best characterized as the scholarship of engagement, a type of inquiry in which research, teaching and practice overlap and are mutually reinforcing.
University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in City Planning
University of Pennsylvania, Master of City Planning
State University of New York, Master of Landscape Architecture
Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture
Pennsylvania State University, French Minor
Associate Research Professor, Department of Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning, Tufts University
Associate Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Director and Founder, M.I.T.@Lawrence Partnership
Lecturer, Saint Joseph's University
Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania
Presidents’ Community Partnership Award, Massachusetts Campus Compact
Excellence in Advising Award, M.I.T.
Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award, M.I.T.
President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor
Roll, Corporation for National and Community Service
Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement, New England Resource Center for Higher Education
Edward H. and Joyce Linde Career Development Chair, M.I.T.
Honorable Mention, Fannie Mae Dissertation Scholarship
Employee of the Year, Philadelphia Housing Authority
National Merit Awards, American Society of Landscape Architects
Teaching Excellence Award, University of Illinois
L. Hoyt and R. Hollister. 2014. "Strategies for Advancing Global Trends in University Civic Engagement." All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 6 (1): 1691-1710.
L. Hoyt and R. Hollister. 2014. "Moving Beyond the Ivory Tower: The Expanding Global Movement of Engaged Universities." in B. Hall and R. Tandon (eds.) Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
L. Hoyt and M. Keegan, "Building a Global Movement of Engaged Universities" Building Community, Reaching for Justice Speaker Series, January 29 in Andover, Massachusetts, Merrimack College.
"Regional Perspectives on University Civic Engagement" International Workshop held December 16-20 in Boston, organized by the Kettering Foundation and the Talloires Network.
L. Hoyt, “The Expanding Global Movement of Engaged Universities: Developing an Action Research Agenda for South and North Exchange” presented at the Publishers for Development Conference in London, England, 15 October 2013.
Our book was released by Vanderbilt University Press in March 2013. Written by engaged scholars and practitioners, Transforming Minds and Cities is an “instrument-for-action” on the problems faced by U.S. cities that have suffered from decades of disinvestment. The book advocates the concept of reciprocal knowledge: real learning on both sides, campus and city, through a complex network of human relationships. Across the country from Camden to Oakland, the contributors engaged with community partners--hospitals, churches, community development corporations, community foundations, and other rooted institutions—to help restore old cities to life.
Hoyt, L., Mackres, E. and G. Christiansen, "Transforming Cities and Minds through the Scholarship of Engagement." NERCHE Think Tank webinar co-sponsored by the M.I.T. Community Innovators' Lab and the Talloires Network.
Copyright 2013 Lorlene Hoyt.