Jolan Rivera

Program Director, Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice

Jolan C. Rivera is a community economic development practitioner based in Manchester, New Hampshire. He shares his knowledge and experience in community economic development through formal classroom instruction, training of community organizations, and consulting work. His previous work experience includes teaching graduate-level courses in project design and management, principles and practice of community economic development, development economics, organizational analysis, and research and statistics at Southern New Hampshire University, and undergraduate courses in micro- and macroeconomics, public finance, foundations of the social sciences at the University of the Philippines–Baguio. He also worked with a number of national and international NGOs in the Philippines. In the United States, he has recently conducted collaborative academic and action research, participatory planning, organizational analysis and program evaluation on topics that include cooperative housing, food cooperatives, asset accumulation, responsible parenthood, and community-based crime prevention. He earned a PhD in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University in 2006. He is a visiting professor at the Carsey Institute.

Community Economic Development
Carsey Institute