Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACPRH), President, 2018-19.

The National Public Housing Museum, Board Member, 2008-present.

Urban History Association, Membership Secretary, 2006 – 2016.

Vernacular Architecture Forum, Conference Organizer, VAF Chicago 2015.

American Historical Association, Co-Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicago, January 5-8, 2012.

University of Chicago Press, Chicago Architecture and Urbanism Series, Series editor with David van Zanten and Robert Bruegmann, October 2010 – present.

Chicago Urban History Seminar, Chicago History Museum, Co-Convener, 2009 – present. Monthly lecture on urban history.

Illinois State Historical Society, Board Member, 2009-2011; Advisory Board, 2002-2007.

New Deal Service Day, 2004-2011.  Team Leader for Roosevelt community service day in Chicago’s low-income communities, including North Lawndale, Bronzeville, and Douglas Park.