Meet The Team
Bruce C. Mitchell, PhD
Bruce is NCRC Research’s Senior Analyst. As an urban geographer, he recognizes the crucial role of place in determining the range of economic opportunities available to people. He specializes in the application of quantitative methods, including conventional and spatial statistics, remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze patterns of inequity in U.S. cities. He is deeply interested in the historical and structural factors which have shaped the present demographic and socioeconomic patterns of neighborhoods. These factors include segregation, redlining, suburbanization, urban renewal and gentrification. He has published works on environmental justice and disparities in access to financial services for minorities and people of lower socioeconomic status in U.S. cities. Bruce holds a PhD in Geography and Environmental Science and Policy from the University of South Florida, School of Geosciences.
Jad serves as GIS Data Engineer in NCRC’s Research team. He is originally from New York City. Prior to joining NCRC, he worked as a Mapping Technician to Cruise Automation in San Francisco, digitizing interactive environments for autonomous vehicles. He has also held various GIS-focused internships within New York State’s Office of the Attorney General, Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of Mental Health. He received his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a supplemental graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems & Spatial Analysis from the University at Albany. Prior to that, he had earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a concentration of Economics & Atmospheric Science from the same institution.
Jason Richardson is the Senior Director of Research for NCRC. He is a geographer who has done extensive research on mortgage finance and its impact on people and communities. Prior to working in research he was a mortgage broker and a banker, assisting with home purchases and working with businesses to set up deposit and credit accounts.
Prior to coming to NCRC, he was a researcher with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and spent over two years documenting and meeting with banks to discuss their investment in minority communities. In this capacity, he developed new and powerful methods of identifying minority clusters at the neighborhood level that are often ignored by mainstream bank and nonbank lenders. Additionally, he has lectured and produced reports on discriminatory labor practices and procurement policies.
At NCRC, Jason helps establish a research agenda that serves member organizations. The research team at NCRC serves internal customers such as membership and organizing, and develops tools to expand existing membership. Jason also determines strategic research goals based on emergent technology and thinking on the role of banks and lending in our communities.