Dr. Curtis L. Webb III, PhD

Director, Systems Redesign and Community-Centered Research


Dr. Webb is an award-winning scholar whose interests lie at the intersection of race, embodiment, class, and space (internet and physical).

Dr. Curtis L. Webb III brings his deep knowledge and experiences with social change, social inequities, racial analysis, and advocating for vulnerable populations to Design Impact.

He is a trained sociologist whose research and advocacy approach is based in the scholar-practitioner model and the work of W.E.B. Du Bois. The Du Boisian influence emphasizes shared knowledge production, community power, and a shared commitment to systems change for the liberation of all people.

Prior to Design Impact, Dr. Webb worked with The Cincinnati Project at the University of Cincinnati where he developed, maintained, and assisted in the maintenance of community research collaborations between local organizations and UC affiliates.

Dr. Webb has won numerous research grants and leadership awards, including the University of Cincinnati’s African American Cultural and Resource Center’s Ushindi Black Graduate Student Campus Leader Award. Dr. Webb obtained a B.A. in Sociology from Morehouse College, an M.A in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati.

Creative Outlets: Exploring and curating music, connecting with friends and family, gaming, and learning through culturally responsive and sensitive experiences

Causes: Community-partnered research and community empowerment, racial equity centered systems-level change, Black Placemaking

Contact Dr. Webb: curtis@d-impact.org


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