Current Sponsored Projects 


  • Glassboro Food & Health Equity Project (2020 - 2022)

    • Sponsor - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/ New Jersey Health Initiatives, Mahbubur Meenar (Lead-PI), Leslie Spencer (Co-PI), Melanie Stewart (Co-PI)​, $50,000

  • Inclusive Healthy Community Grants Program (2021 - 2022)

    • Sponsor - New Jersey Division of Disability Services, Leslie Spencer (Lead-PI), Dara LoBuono (Co-PI), and Mahbubur Meenar (Co-PI), $75,000 for a sub-award through The Family Resource Network (lead applicant, $250,000)

  • MRI: Acquisition of an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer for Multidiscipline Research and Education (2020 - 2023)

    • Sponsor - National Science Foundation, Lei Yu (Lead- PI), Kauser Jahan (Co-PI), Tabbetha Dobbins (Co-PI), Harold Connolly (Co-PI), and James Grinias (Co-PI), Suzanne Bausch (Investigator), Gregory Caputo (Investigator), Renee Demarest (Investigator), Jeffrey Hettinger (Investigator), Subash Jonnalagadda (Investigator), Karen Magee-Sauer (Investigator), Mahbubur Meenar (Investigator), Elisha Moore (Investigator), Jane Rynex (Investigator), $144,389

  • New Jersey Underserved Communities Electric Vehicle​ Affordability Program (2020 - 2021)

    • Sponsor - New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Ayman Ali (Lead-PI), Mohammad Jalayer (Co-PI), Kevin Keenan (Co-PI), Jie Li (Co-PI), Mahbubur Meenar (Co-PI)​, $94,588

  • Watershed Storytelling: Connecting People, Place, and Water​ (2019 - 2020)

    • Sponsor - New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Jennifer Kitson (Lead-PI), Megan Bucknum (Co-PI), Mahbubur Meenar (Co-PI)​, $20,000​​

Completed Sponsored Projects  


Other Ongoing Projects 

  • Glassboro Cultural Mapping Project (collaborators: Creative Glassboro, National Consortium for Creative Placemaking)

  • Evidences of Digital Public Participation from New Zealand Local Councils’ Facebook Pages (collaborators: Ashlaful Alam, Katie Knopp)

  • Understanding Social Aspects of Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Philadelphia and Camden (collaborators: Jordan Howell, Shane Walsh)

Focus Areas 


  1. Urban food environment, food insecurity, and health equity

  2. Green infrastructure, environmental health, climate resiliency, and social equity

  3. Sustainable development, land use scenarios, and neighborhood revitalization

  4. Public participation, participatory/emotional mapping, digital civic engagement, and smart cities

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