lynntodmanLynn C. Todman, Ph.D., is the director of the Adler Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE), a member of the core faculty, and a member of the School’s Leadership Team. She earned a B.A. from Wellesley College, a Master’s in City Planning (MCP) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from MIT. Dr. Todman’s research and teaching interests center on problems of social marginalization, isolation and exclusion experienced by urban communities. Her work focuses especially on the ways in which the structures and systems that comprise and organize American society cause disadvantage in urban communities. Dr. Todman’s approach to her work is highly multidimensional, drawing on such diverse disciplines and professions as law, political science, economics, sociology, community and urban development, psychology, medicine, public health, and systems’ dynamics. She has spoken at numerous national and international conferences on the problem of urban disadvantage. Her recent research and writings include working papers that explore the relevance of the concept of social exclusion to the American social policy context and the development of a transdisciplinary discourse on social exclusion.