Stephen Sills, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of The Center for Housing and Community Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Stephen Sills is a Professor and Director of The Center for Housing and Community Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Sills’ academic research centers around housing, health, and labor – especially pertaining to minorities and immigrants.  As a lead principal investigator, he has been awarded more than 60 external grants and is co- principal investigator on dozens of others. His work has largely been community-engaged and collaborative, leading to real impact at the individual, neighborhood, institutional, and governmental levels in policy changes and new practices. He’s conducted numerous Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) studies. His academic research has focused largely on housing, health, and labor especially pertaining to minorities and immigrants. His teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level has centered on research methods and globalization. Sills was a UNCG undergraduate in the early 1990s, when he earned his BA in Spanish. He later earned his master’s and PhD in sociology from Arizona State University.