Dr. Lisa Sturtevant joined ULI in July 2015. Dr. Sturtevant is a national expert on housing, migration, demographics, and regional economic development. She specializes in comprehensive housing market analyses, affordable housing needs assessments, and housing program and policy evaluation and development. Dr. Sturtevant previously was vice president for research at the National Housing Conference (NHC). Prior to her service at NHC, Dr. Sturtevant served as deputy director of the Center for Regional Analysis and as an associate research professor at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. From 2000 to 2005, she was a demographer in the Arlington County, Virginia Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development. Dr. Sturtevant has served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University and Virginia Tech. She received a Doctorate Degree in Public Policy from George Mason University in May 2006; her dissertation was on the residential location choices of recent immigrants. She received a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematical economics from Wake Forest University.
Rosemarie Hepner, Director
Rosemarie Hepner serves as Director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing. Ms. Hepner joins ULI with significant experience in low-income housing research and data analysis. Before joining ULI in 2017, she worked for two international development nonprofits, most recently as the International Capital Markets Specialist at Habitat for Humanity International. In that role, Ms. Hepner supported the operations for the MicroBuild Fund (Habitat’s housing microfinance fund), and managed the State of Housing Microfinance survey reports. Ms. Hepner holds a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from The Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning, where her research focused on low-income housing practices and design. Her thesis examined housing reconstruction in informal settlements post-disaster. Ms. Hepner also holds a B.A. from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.