Jeffrey Kujawa

Jeffrey Kujawa

Assistant Director and Research Associate

As Assistant Director, Jeff oversees all day-to-day operations at the Center in the areas of administration, budgets, personnel, information technology, purchasing, student employees, space allocation, and equipment. He develops and manages all personnel, research, and grant budgets. Jeff also organizes all grant submissions. He is responsible for contracting and grant management issues between the Center and all private, local, state, and federal project sponsors. He works collaboratively with the Center Director in the areas of grant writing, fund raising, public relations, and communication between the Center and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning, university administration, funding sources, project sponsors, and city, state, and other officials. Additional duties involve acting as co-director of the Center’s HUD Community Development Work Study Program and as the coordinator/instructor of the Center and Department’s undergraduate Urban Internship Program. Jeff received a Master of Urban Planning degree from UB in 1995.  Before joining the Center for Urban Studies team, Jeff was Housing Specialist for Broadway-Fillmore Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. in Buffalo.

 

Research Associate responsibilities consist of serving on select research and planning teams. Recent participation includes:

 

Collaborating Researcher, “Perry History Project”, 2012-present

Project Manager, “BMHA Perry HUD Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant”, 2011-present

Collaborating Researcher, “Highland Avenue Tract II Technical Assistance Grant”, 2008-2013

Collaborating Researcher, “Niagara Falls Highland Area Brownfield Opportunity Area Project”, 2007-2010

Collaborating Researcher, HUD – Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) grant, “East Side Neighborhood Transformation Partnership Project”, 2005-2008

Project Manager/Collaborating Researcher, “Village of Depew, Main/Penora Revitalization Project”, 2004

Collaborating Researcher, “Building a Minimum Housing Standard in Erie County, New York”, 2003

Collaborating Researcher, “The Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural District and Cultural Corridor”, 2001-2002

Collaborating Researcher, “The Turning Point – A Strategic Plan and Action Agenda for the Fruitbelt/Medical Corridor”, 2001

Lead Researcher, “Universities as Sites of Citizenship and Civic Responsibility” 2000