Associate Research Professor
Lorlene Hoyt holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York, and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Hoyt’s principal fields of interest are city-campus partnerships, community economic development, and digital storytelling. From 2002-2011, she was an Assistant then Associate Professor of Urban Planning at M.I.T. where she founded and led MIT@Lawrence, an award-winning city-campus partnership with the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Her research has been published in academic journals including the Journal of Planning Education and Research, Economic Affairs, the International Journal of Public Administration, the Journal of Urban Technology, the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, and the All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She offers a new paradigm for graduate education in Transforming Cities and Minds Through the Scholarship of Engagement: Equity, Economy, and Environment (Vanderbilt University Press), a book resulting from a collaborative thesis project with M.I.T. students. She is currently working on two book projects tentatively entitled Regional Perspectives on University Civic Engagement and Leaders in the University Civic Engagement Movement. Dr. Hoyt is the Director of Programs and Research for the Talloires Network, a faculty member of Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
97 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155