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Global Studies

Marcelo Cruz

Marcelo Cruz
Associate Professor
MAC B313
(920) 465-2360
Dr. Cruz's research has focused on ethnic identity and land use. His research interests are in urban and regional development in the United States and abroad. He brings his work experience on community development and regional planning theory in Andean South America, and Western Europe into the classroom. Dr Cruz's students have interned in local planning and community development agencies and organizations. He strongly believes in getting students to act local while thinking global. As part of this global link Dr. Cruz leads students on travel courses to Ecuador and Switzerland.

Education: MA, PhD Urban Planning, UCLA


  • Introduction to Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • City Life and Globalization
  • Transportation in the City
  • City and Regional Context
  • Geography of South America