Name: Steve Dubb
Institution: Democracy Collaborative
Current research interests: Community wealth building (and social economy), worker cooperatives and employee ownership, anchor institutions (hospitals and universities) and their role in community economic development
Research topics: See above for current research focus areas. I have also written on labor and globalization, political economy, and the “green economy” (with a focus on the intersection of sustainability and community economic development)
Research methodologies: Qualitative, interview-based research
Biography: At the Democracy Collaborative, Dubb has led the development of the Community-Wealth.org web-based information portal and has been lead author or co-author of a number of publications including Building Wealth: The New Asset-Based Approach to Solving Social and Economic Problems (Aspen, 2005), Linking Colleges to Communities: Engaging the University for Community Development (2007), Growing a Green Economy for All: From Green Jobs to Green Ownership (2010) and The Road Half Traveled: University Engagement at a Crossroads (2012). With Ted Howard, Dubb has also worked on the development of community wealth building strategies in a number of cities, including Cleveland, Ohio; Atlanta, Georgia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Washington, DC. Previously, Dubb was Executive Director of the North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO), a U.S. and Canadian nonprofit association that provides education and technical assistance to university and community-based housing and retail cooperatives. Dubb received his Masters and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego and his Bachelor’s in Economics (with honors) and Spanish from the University of California, Berkeley.