Five minutes with Alex Graddy-Reed

by Justine Dodgen The Bedrosian Center welcomed several new faculty affiliates for the 2015-2016 school year- today, we’ve put Alex Graddy-Reed in the spotlight. Graddy-Reed is an Assistant Professor at the USC Price School where her research focuses on philanthropy, social innovation, and grantmakers’ strategies to be more outcome and impact minded. Dr. Graddy-Reed recently sat…

Five Minutes with Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard

by Jeremy Loudenback In February, when Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard visited campus as part of Bedrosian Center’s Lunch with a Leader series, we had a chance to ask him a few questions about his long tenure at the helm of Pasadena. But change is coming for the city. Next Tuesday, Pasadena voters will elect a new…

Five Minutes With Lisa Schweitzer

April 7, 2014

This year, the Bedrosian Center welcomed several new faculty members, including Lisa Schweitzer, an assistant professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy whose research addresses transportation, urban environments, transportation, and social justice. With an interest in examining how governance and policy making influence the behaviors and decision making, Schweitzer’s recent projects evaluate the distribution of social and economic opportunities and the location of environmental hazards. She also maintains a prolific and thought-provoking blog at, where she turns her omnivorous gaze on topics related to urbanism, media, and academia. Dr. Schweitzer recently sat down with the Bedrosian Center for a talk about recent research about governance, Twitter as an area of public space, and changing prevailing narratives about public transit.