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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Janet Cherrington-Cucore

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Teaching Courses

  • Introduction to the City (URSI 100)
  • Community Leadership (URSI 230)
  • Field Methods (URSI 301)
  • Urban Development (URSI 433/533)
  • Capstone (URSI 489)
  • Urban Management Processes (URSI 601)
  • Organizational Environment (URSI 603)
  • Applied Quantitative Analysis (URSI 609)
  • Urban Administrative Service (URSI 650)
  • Urban Finance (URSI 651)
  • Urban Management Seminar (URSI 653)
  • Public Policy (POL 669)


Urban and Regional Studies Institute
Minnesota State University
106 Morris Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5031


Janet Cherrington earned her B.A. in Public Administration and M.S. Administration from West Chester University, PA, and a Ph.D. Urban Affairs and Public Policy from University of Delaware. She teaches graduate courses in city management and undergraduate courses in urban studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) in the Urban and Regional Studies Institute. She is a tenured professor at the associate rank and prior to entering higher education, Janet spent over twenty years in local government management. During these years, she was employed as a municipal manager, financial director, served as an elected official, and acted as a grassroots legislative liaison for a regional planning commission. She is a member of ICMA, and the Minnesota City/County Managers Association, the Minnesota Women in City Government, and serves on the Research Advisory Board of the League of Minnesota Cities. Janet's areas of research include city management and local government media relations, immigrant housing patterns, and learn-by-doing education. She has presented at numerous conferences at the regional, national, and international levels. This conference proceeding and others she has made can be found on Janet's personal web page.