Hailing from Germantown, Maryland, Stephen Danley is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers-Camden University. A proud alumnus of Penn, Stephen received a Marshall Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford, where he received his doctorate. In a world of expertise and technocracy, Stephen is an advocate for local knowledge and citizen input as foundational to urban policy. This perspective is grounded in research on neighborhood associations, their partnerships and their conflicts, in Post-Katrina New Orleans. He now studies micro-local urban policy networks and informal organizations, particularly those in Camden, Philadelphia and New Orleans. Prior experience includes a summer at the White House, freelance writing for the New York Times and Next City, three Ivy championships with Penn’s basketball team, and a year as a Philly Fellow working for the Neighborhood Interfaith Movement. When not crashing meetings at city hall, Stephen enjoys enjoys discussing city neighborhoods over a good pint of British ale.