Anne Dodge is the executive director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, The University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Institute, she led UChicago Urban, where she worked to make the university’s urban research more transparent and accessible, while serving as a guide to the university’s wide array of civic programs and nonprofit partnerships. Dodge has also worked as an instructor at the Harris School of Public Policy’s Cultural Policy Center, where she taught a graduate practicum about creative placemaking. She has worked extensively at the intersection of arts and economic development, including as the interim executive director of the Neighborhood Writing Alliance and the Oral History Project director for the National Public Housing Museum. Dodge holds a BA from Harvard University with a joint concentration in visual and environmental studies and history, and a master’s in city planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where her master’s thesis won the 2006 Ralph Adams Cram Award for the best thesis in the School of Architecture and Planning.