Grant Writer/Fund Dev Specialist
Ph.D., University of New Orleans
Dorian Hastings earned her Ph.D. at the University of New Orleans in urban history and public affairs. She has over ten years’ experience in community research, in both city government and the nonprofit sector. Her background in race and urban planning history has enriched studies such as “Dryades Streets Remembered” with the Ashe’ Cultural Arts Center, “Obstacles to Regional Housing Solutions: A Comparison of Four Metropolitan Areas” (Journal of Urban Affairs, 2003), and neighborhood research and history with the City of New Orleans’ Office of Planning and Resource Development as well as the Neighborhoods Partnership Network. As a research and development consultant, she has written over half a million dollars’ in grants for organizations such as the O.C. Haley Boulevard Merchants and Business Association and the Central City Renaissance Alliance. She is currently working with The Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy on fund development and grant writing.