Deirdre Pfeiffer

Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University

Deirdre Pfeiffer is an Associate Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Dr. Pfeiffer is a housing planning scholar, with expertise on housing as a cause and effect of growing social inequality and the role of housing planning in meeting the needs of diverse social groups. Her recent research appears in Urban Geography, Journal of Urbanism, and Urban Affairs Review. Dr. Pfeiffer currently is exploring the interconnections between housing and health, the housing experiences of Millennials, and the effects of single-family rentals on neighborhoods.

Dr. Pfeiffer maintains an active agenda of professional service, including serving as a Managing Editor for Journal of Urban Affairs and a conference track chair for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Dr. Pfeiffer also is deeply committed to community partnerships to help solve pressing housing issues in Arizona. Her recent collaborators include Vitalyst Health Foundation, the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities, the Arizona Housing Alliance’s Mobile Housing Working Group, and the Southwest Fair Housing Council. Dr. Pfeiffer holds a MA and PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA.