Dart Westphal

Adjunct, Urban Studies

Dart Westphal has worked for the community development of the Bronx for over 35 years. Most of that time as President/Chief Executive Officer of Mosholu Preservation Corporation (MPC), a support corporation of Montefiore Medical Center. In all of that time he has been committed to better connecting local communities with the larger institutions around them. He has served organizations such as the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality, the Jerome Park Conservancy, the Bronx River Alliance and the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park. At MPC He developed new funding methods for supportive housing, created a Business Improvement District and started a nonprofit newspaper.

Dart also served in positions with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and the South Bronx Open Space Task Force. Dart is currently a consultant with the Support Center for Nonprofit Management|Partnership in Philanthropy where he has collaborated on the Trajectory Leadership Project, works to increase the capacity of organizations and their boards and serves as an Interim Executive Director. He recently completed an assignment as the Interim Executive Director at the Red Hook Farm in Brooklyn and is currently the Interim ED at New York Harm Reduction Educators.

Dart holds an M.A. in Anthropology from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and a BSFS in Diplomatic History from Georgetown University. He is married to the fabulous Ellen Pollan and is the proud father of Andrew and Gregory.


M.A. Anthropolgy, Catholic University of America

BSFS History, Georgetown University

Courses Taught


URB303 Urban Planning

URB302 Sustainable Cities

URB301 Special Topics in Urban Affairs - Urban Rural Political Conflict