John a. powell
Professor john a. powell "is an internationally recognized authority in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, and issues relating to race, ethnicity, poverty and the law. He is the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University. He also holds the Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Moritz College of Law.
"He has written extensively on a number of issues including racial justice and regionalism, concentrated poverty and urban sprawl, the link between housing and school segregation, opportunity-based housing, gentrification, disparities in the criminal justice system, voting rights, affirmative action in the United States, South Africa and Brazil, racial and ethnic identity and current demographic trends." 
"He also served as the National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, where he was instrumental in developing educational adequacy theory. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Legal Services of Greater Miami." 
- Linked to the Comparative Human Relations Initiative
- Advisory Board, Center For Social Inclusion
- Advisory Board, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
- Advisory Committee, National Vacant Properties Campaign 
- Founding Advisory Board, Opportunity Agenda 
- Editorial Advisory Board, Souls
- Founder, Institute on Race and Poverty
- Director, Tides Foundation 
Resources and articles
- Session III: Housing & Land Use Policy, Institute on Race & Poverty, accessed July 8, 2007.
- Co-Chairs, African American Forum on Race & Regionalism, accessed July 8, 2007.
- Advisory Committee, National Vacant Properties Campaign, accessed November 8, 2007.
- Board, Opportunity Agenda, accessed January 10, 2011.
- Directors, Tides Foundation, accessed April 30, 2008.