Specialties & Expertise
Course Titles (resident and outreach teaching)
DES 8301/DHA 8301 Methodological Orientations: Qualitative Research and Mixed Methods
DES 8181 Research Ethics
DES 8115 Grantwriting
HSG 5481/DHA 5481 Promoting Independence through Housing and Community
HSG/DHA 4461 Housing Development and Management
DES 1905 Freshman Seminar – Homelessness
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Skobba, K., Bruin, M., & Carswell, A. (2013). Understanding housing careers. Housing and Society 40(2): 170-192.
Skobba, K., Bruin, M., & Yust, B. (2013). Beyond renting and owning: The housing accommodations of low-income families. Journal of Poverty 17:234-252.
Cho, J., Cook, C.C., & Bruin, M.J. (2012). Functional ability, neighborhood resources and housing satisfaction among older adults in the U.S. Journal of Housing for the Elderly 395-412. DOI:10.1080/02763893.2012.724376
Cook, C. C., Bruin, M.J., Yust, B. L., Crull, S.R., Shelley, M.C., Laux, S., Memken, J., Niemeyer, S., & White, B.J. (2009). Evidence of a housing chain decision chain in community vitality. Rural Sociology, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p. 113-137.
Bruin, M.J., Cook, C.C., Shelley, M., & Crull, S. (2006/2007). Social capital, housing planning, and rural community vitality. The International Scope Review, 8 retrieved July 26, 2012, from http://www.socialcapital-foundation.org/PUBLICATIONS/TISR_journal1/volume%202006-2007/issue%2013/bruin,%20cook%20&%20al.htm
Papers in Proceedings
Smoot, A., & Bruin., M. (2015). Senior housing: Critical perspectives of residents, developer, and architect. Housing – A critical perspective architecture. Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool, England.
Bruin, M., Riha, J., Chu, S., Smoot A., & Mejia, G.M. (2012). Smart housing: An intelligent environment for aging independently. (pp. 31-39). First International Smart Design Conference, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England.
Bruin, M., & Smoot, A., (2015). Urban senior housing development: The cast of Episcopal Homes in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In K. Anacker (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2015 annual conference of The Hou sing Education and Research Association. Springfield, IL: Housing Education and Research Association.
Mitchell, D., & Bruin, M., (2015).Describing the housing opportunities made equitable collaborative (HOMECo). In K. Anacker (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2015 annual conference of The Housing Education and Research Association. Springfield, IL: Housing Education and Research Association.
Mitchell, D., & Bruin, M.J., (2014). Aging and housing in North Saint Paul: A Resilient Community Project. In M. Goldschmidt & R. Blocker (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2014 annual conference of The Housing Education and Research Association. Kansas City, MO: Housing Education and Research Association.
Lien, L. L., & Bruin, M. J., (2014, November). Defining Community in Assisted Living: Implications for Care and Well-Being. Paper presented at the meeting of Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.
Bruin, M.J., Yust, B.L., & Lein, L.L. (2013). Aging, home, and community: The perspective of Baby Boomers. Urban Affairs Association, San Francisco, CA.
Bruin, M.J., Yust, B. L., & Handeen, D., & Alm, L (2013). Teaching collaboration: architecture and housing studies. In G. Peek & D. Tourette (Eds.), Housing Education and Research Association Conference Proceedings,Tulsa, OK: Housing Education and Research Association.
Mitchell, D., & Bruin, M.J. (2013). Describing culturally competent supportive housing. In G. Peek & D. Tourette (Eds.), Housing Education and Research Association Conference Proceedings, Tulsa, OK: Housing Education and Research Association.
Bruin, M.J., Yust, B.L., Imbertson, K., & Lein, L. (2012). Linking Boomers’ expectations of aging, home, and community. In K. Parrott (Ed.), Housing Education and Research Association Conference Proceedings, Roanoke, VA: Housing Education and Research Association.
Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service
Chair, Research section, 2013-2015
Past president, chair nominations committee 2009
Graduate Educations Council 2013-2017
Public Engagement Network 2013-current
Public Engagement Network University of Minnesota for Economic Development 2014 – current
University of Minnesota Habitat for Humanity chapter, co-advisor, 2009 - current
Curriculum chair, 2015
Director of Graduate Studies, 2012-2015
Program Director, Housing Studies Program, fall 2007 – spring, 2010; fall 2015-
Graduate Program Committee, 2001-2006; 2011; 2015
Board Member, 2001 – current
Chair, Nominations Committee, 2005 -current
Program Committee member, 2000 - crrent
Honors and Award
Outstanding Contributions to Equity and Diversity - 2015
Outstanding Outreach Award, College of Design - 2008
Dean and Director’s Award for Distinguished Diversity and Inclusion from the University of Minnesota Extension to the Minnesota Latino Financial Literacy Project – 2007
Buckman Fellow, College of Design – 2006-2007
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. The ASABLE Blue Ribbon Award for an outstanding entry in the 2006 Educational Aids Competition, Publications: Manuals or Workbooks category for The House Handbook - 2006
Curriculum Director, Housing Studies Program
Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel
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1985 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108-6136