College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities


Allison, David J, FAIA, ACHA

Alumni Distinguished Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health.

M.Arch., Clemson University; B.S., Clemson University
Curriculum Vitae

David Allison FAIA, FACHA is an Alumni Distinguished Professor and has been the Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health [A+H] at Clemson University since 1990. The A+H program at Clemson is nationally recognized for the quality of its focused curriculum and consistent emphasis on design excellence within the discipline of healthcare architecture. It is committed to the integration of innovative design with academic scholarship and research in healthy community planning and design and healthcare environments, and it has won numerous national awards for its work, and the work of its students, under David Allison’s direction.

Professor Allison is a registered architect in California, South Carolina, and North Carolina, and is NCARB certified. His scholarly focus is centered on healthy community planning and design, design prototyping and research related to health care environments. He has served on numerous national health environments design award juries a ... [read more]

Email: adavid@clemson.edu

Battisto, Dina, Ph.D.

Associate Professor.

Ph.D., University of Michigan; M.Arch., Clemson University; B.Arch., University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Curriculum Vitae

Dina Battisto is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and also leads the Built Environment and Health Concentration in the interdisciplinary Planning, Design and Built Environment Ph.D. Program in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. She earned a B.Arch from the University of Tennessee, a M.Arch from Clemson University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. Her primary research areas include healthcare facility design, facility performance evaluations, sustainable design and aging in place. Since 2005, Dr. Battisto has been awarded as principal investigator over $1 million dollars of externally sponsored research. She is highly recruited for national and international conferences, actively publishes in scholarly journals and has won multiple national healthcare design awards. Dr. Battisto also serves as the Chair of the AIA?s Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation Grants Committee. In 2008, she was peer-nominated and selected b ... [read more]

Email: dbattis@clemson.edu

Bausman, Dennis C., FAIC, CPC, LEED A.P.

Professor and CSM Endowed Faculty Chair.

Ph.D., Heriot-Watt

Dr. Dennis C. Bausman has remained active in teaching, research and service activities. Dennis continues in his role as the Construction Science and Management Endowed Faculty Chair, and earlier this year he was promoted to full Professor.

This past year, Dennis authored papers on Construction Site Security and Subcontractor Default Insurance. In addition, he developed the American Institute of Constructors Certified Professional Constructor Level 2 CPC Examination Preparation Course Instructor Guide. He was a featured speaker on Subcontractor Default Insurance for the American Subcontractor Association and the Construction Financial Manager Association in Nashville, Tenn., and conducted a webinar for ASA titled "Subcontractor Default Insurance: Risk Management Swan or Ugly Duckling." At the AIC Annual Forum this past spring in Chicago, Dennis served as moderator for the Ethics Panel Discussion and Roundtable. H ... [read more]

Email: dennisb@clemson.edu

Benedict, Robert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program.

Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning, Clemson University; M.A.H.P., Goucher College; M.B.A., University of Georgia; B.A. in Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Curriculum Vitae

Prior to joining Clemson, Robert was a vice-president and partner with Carolina Holdings with project management responsibilities for over $30 million in development including neighborhood retail, single-tenant retail and infill residential projects. With over 25 years of real estate finance and development experience, Robert started his career with The Travelers Insurance Company and was promoted to Real Estate Investment Manager with positions in Charlotte, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. He was also an assistant vice president with U.S. Shelter in Greenville, developing over 2,000 apartments in the Carolinas and Florida. In addition to his extensive development experience, Robert has been a historic preservation consultant specializing in historic tax credits, adaptive use rehabilitations and National Register of Historic Places nominations. He was an adjunct instructor of preservation economics at the University of Georgia for seven years and currently serves on South Carolina's D ... [read more]

Email: benedic@clemson.edu

Blouin, Vincent, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Architecture / School of Materials Science and Engineering.

Ph.D. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan (2001)
Curriculum Vitae

Vincent Blouin holds a joint appointment in the School of Architecture and the School of Materials Science and Engineering. The main goal of his research program is to bring the technical aspects of materials science and engineering to architecture in order to increase energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings. His expertise includes experimental characterization of materials and numerical modeling of multi-physics problems (fluid, thermal and mechanical). His current research focuses on developing design guidelines for integrating advanced materials in buildings, such as phase change materials, pervious concrete, metal foams, and recycled polyester non-woven textile panels. Other activities include studying the ecology of construction materials, monitoring of building performance and energy audit for cost-effective retrofit of existing buildings.

Email: vblouin@clemson.edu

Brooks, Johnell, Ph.D

Assistant Professor.

Ph.D., Clemson University

Johnell Brooks leads an interdisciplinary research team that strives to enable aging drivers to maintain their independence for as long as safely possible. She holds an appointment as a Clinical Research Faculty in the Department of Medicine at the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center where her labs are housed. She uses simulators and instrumented vehicles to develop rehabilitation tools for clinical settings. Dr. Brooks was recently appointed as an Institute for Advancement of Health Care (IAHC) Scholar.

Email: JOBROOK@clemson.edu

Burgett, Joe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor.

Ph.D. in Design, Construction Science and Planning, University of Florida (2013)
Curriculum Vitae

Burgett has a Ph.D. in Design Construction and Planning at the University of Florida (2013) He will be teaching courses in environmental systems.

Joe Burgett is an assistant professor in Department of Construction Science & Management. He is a licensed general contractor and has over 10 years of commercial construction experience. He teaches the environmental systems courses in his department but also has an educational back ground in construction cost estimating and project management. His primary area of research is in building sustainability with a focus on residential energy. He has recently published several journal articles introducing new methods for modeling energy use and reducing overall energy consumption.

Research focus: Burgett's central interest is in how to model and reduce energy consumption in the built environment.

Personal note: Burgett has moved to Clemson with his wife Jill and his three young daughters all under the age o ... [read more]

Email: jmburg@clemson.edu

Clarke, Shima, AIC, PE


Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Shima teaches the Structures courses, CSM 201 and CSM 202, and CSM 498-Current Topics in Construction at the undergraduate level and CSM 852-Construction Management Research and CSM 889-Special Problem at the graduate level. With help from industry representatives and trade associations, Shima organized and taught a one-week-long construction summer camp for rising 11th and 12th graders. With help from industry representatives and CSM faculty, she prepared two student teams to compete in the 2010 ASC/AGC Region II Student Competitions, which took place on October 20-22, 2010 in Birmingham, Ala. She coached four CSM students and two ARCH students to compete in the Design- Build competition and co-coached six CSM students to compete in the Commercial competition. The Design- Build team won first place. In terms of research, Shima was awarded a grant to study the design-build project delivery method for state-funded and DOT projects. In terms of service, the Associated Schools of Const ... [read more]

Email: shimac@clemson.edu

Cunningham, Grant, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning.

Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Clemson University (1995); M.A. in Journalism, University of South Carolina (1985); B.A. in English and History, Duke University (1979)
Curriculum Vitae

Email: cunninm@clemson.edu

Dyckman, Caitlin, J.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning.

Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley (2005); J.D., University of California at Davis (2001); M.C.P., University of California at Berkeley (2001); B.A. in English, University of California at Los Angeles (1997)
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Caitlin S. Dyckman, an assistant professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture and a research fellow in the South Carolina Water Resources Center, came to Clemson after completing a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning at U.C. Berkeley and a J.D. from the U.C. Davis King Hall School of Law. Her present research focuses on national and international management issues where land (and its uses) meets water, employing analysis techniques from both the legal and planning disciplines. More specifically, she has examined integrating municipal and household-level water conservation opportunities into urban planning; water conflicts and rights restructuring; shoreline management innovations; and analysis of novel legal environmental flow regimes and their possible efficacy under U.S. constraints.

Email: cdyckma@clemson.edu

Ellis, Cliff, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of City and Regional Planning.

Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley; M.P.C.D. in Planning and Community Development, University of Colorado at Denver; B.A. in History/Philosophy, Colorado College
Curriculum Vitae

Cliff Ellis holds a Master’s of Planning and Community Development from the University of Colorado at Denver and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University  of California at Berkeley.  He teaches courses on site planning, human settlement, and urban design.  His research interests include New Urbanism, urban design, land use planning, history of urban form, planning history, and planning theory.

Email: cliffoe@clemson.edu

Ersoy, Ufuk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor.

Ph.D. in Architecture, U Penn; M.S. in Architectural History and Theory, U Penn; M.Arch., University of Pennsylvania School of Design; B.Arch., Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir
Curriculum Vitae

Ufuk Ersoy who joined the faculty in 2012, teaches history, theory and design. Before coming to Clemson School of Architecture, he taught at the University of New South Wales (2001-2012), University of Pennsylvania (2002) and Izmir Institute of Technology (2002-2012).

Ersoy completed his M. Arch., M.S. in Architectural History and Theory, and Ph.D. in Architecture degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. During his graduate studies, he won James Smith Warner Memorial Prize for “outstanding work in architectural design.” His doctoral dissertation, “Seeing through Glass: The Fictive Role of Glass in Shaping Architecture from Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace to Bruno Taut’s Glashaus” compares the glass cultures of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Parts of his dissertation have been published in proceedings and journals.

In 2010, Ersoy co-edited a special issue of the journal World Architecture on "Architecture in Turkey: A Glocal Production," ... [read more]

Email: uersoy@clemson.edu

Farris, Terry, Ph.D., CRE

Associate Professor, Real Estate Development and City and Regional Planning.

Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning, Michigan State University; M.U.P., Michigan State University; B.A. in Urban Geography, St. Louis University
Curriculum Vitae

Founder of the Master of Real Estate Development Program. Previous positions include MCRP Program Director, 2001-2005; Founding MRED Program Director, 2004-2010; Founding Part-time CRED Director, 2001-2007.

Currently teaches Real Estate Market Analysis, Public-Private Partnership, Human Settlement, Real Estate Coastal Field Trip, and Resort & 2nd Home Communities Seminar. Has taught Intro to Technology, Roundtables, Planning Process & Administration, Housing & Community Development, Economic Development, Land Use Law & Growth Management, and Real Estate Development Process.

Prior to shifting to academia in 1991, Dr. Farris had a 17-year planning consulting, homebuilding, and administrative career in St. Louis starting at Real Estate Research Corporation and concluding as Director of Development for the St. Louis Community and Economic Development Agencies. He has worked in 40 cities in 10 states on public-private partnerships for $1.5 billion of develop ... [read more]

Email: jfarris@clemson.edu

Green, Keith E, RA, Ph.D.

Professor, Director, Institute for Intelligent Materials, Systems & Environments (iMSE).

Ph.D. in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania; M.S. in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania; M.Arch., University of Illinois, Chicago; B.A., University of Pennsylvania
Curriculum Vitae

Employing advanced information technologies, particularly robotics, Keith Evan Green investigates how architecture can behave more like living things in response to human needs and opportunities. Supported by the National Science Foundation, Green's cross-College, trans-disciplinary teams develop, prototype and evaluate "intelligent environments" for an increasingly digital society. Green is cross-appointed as Professor of Architecture and Electrical & Computer Engineering, and serves as Director of the Clemson University Institute for Intelligent Materials, Systems & Environments [iMSE] ( www.CU-iMSE.org), a novel research unit partnering Architecture, Materials Science & Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering.

He teaches in Clemson's Masters of Architecture Program and in its Ph.D. Program in Planning, Design & the Built Environment, for which he coordinates the area of Design Research. With Dr. Ian Walker, Green offers th ... [read more]

Email: kegreen@clemson.edu

Green, Tim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning.

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014); M.U.P., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2008); B.A., Cornell University (1998)
Curriculum Vitae

Tim Green is Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning. His main research interests lie in economic development and regional planning, specifically how economic development policies are created at local and regional scales. His work addresses the role of economic analysis in economic development planning processes and the effect of different organizational and institutional arrangements on policy choices. Most recently, his research examined how regional economic development organizations used the concept of industry clusters to set policy and make decisions. He has also conducted research on the relationship between natural and economic systems in natural disasters in the Midwest and New Orleans. Before pursuing his graduate work, he worked in conservation science at the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC.

Email: tgreen8@clemson.edu

Hewitt, Robert R, ASLA, RLA

Associate Professor.

M.C.P., University of California, Berkeley (1996); M.L.A., University of California, Berkeley (1996); B.S.L.A., University of California, Davis (1993); B.A., University of California, Davis (1976)
Curriculum Vitae

Robert Hewitt is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, with both MLA and MCP from the University of California, Berkeley. He previously taught at Pennsylvania State University, where he led the Department of Landscape Architecture's Rome Program, and currently teaches community design, urban design and site design.

His research on the influence of medicine in and international landscape architecture has been published Landscape Journal, The Bulletin of the History of Medicine, The Bulletin of Anesthesia History, Psychiatry on Line Italia, The International Journal of Medicine Online, Landscape Review, and Critiques of Built Work. His professional experience includes work with Peter Walker and Partners in Berkeley and a wide range of international and North American projects.

Email: hewitt@clemson.edu

Laurence, Peter, Ph.D.

Graduate Director, Assistant Professor.

Ph.D. in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design (2009); M.S. in Architectural History and Theory, University of Pennsylvania School of Design  (2004); M.Arch., Harvard Graduate School of Design (1999)

Dr. Laurence started teaching at Clemson in 1999, and returned after completing coursework in architectural history and theory in the Ph.D. Program in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts. At Penn, he won the First Prize Will M. Mehlhorn Scholarship for "outstanding work in architectural history and theory" in 2002.

In 2006, Prof. Laurence's writing on Jane Jacobs and the history of urban design contributed to the establishment of the Rockefeller Foundation's Jane Jacobs Medals. In 2007, this work initiated the 2008 international conference "Re-Imagining Cities: Urban Design After the Age of Oil," hosted by Penn IUR and sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, which ce ... [read more]

Email: plauren@clemson.edu

Lauria, Mickey, Ph.D.

Director, Planning, Design and the Built Environment, Professor, City and Regional Planning.

Ph.D. in Geography, University of Minnesota (1980); M.A. in Geography, University of Minnesota (1977); A.B. in Geography and Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles (1975)
Curriculum Vitae

Mickey Lauria, Ph.D., is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Planning, Design and the Built Environment at Clemson University. He has served as President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, has edited the association’s journal of record, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and currently serves as Co-Editor of Town Planning Review while serving on the editorial boards of six planning research journals. He has published articles on community-based development organizations, urban redevelopment, and politics and planning in planning, geography, and urban studies journals. His recent research interests include conservation easements and affordable housing; empirical analysis of planning theories, patterns and impacts of housing foreclosures and abandonment; neighborhood conditions and planning issues involving race and class, and planning for growth and change in the Southeastern U.S. He has taught and researche ... [read more]

Email: mlauria@clemson.edu

Liska, Roger W., EdD, FAIC, CPC, FCIOB, PE

Chair and Professor.

Ed.D., University of Georgia; M.S., Wayne State

Roger started his 28th year in the department this fall semester. His teaching responsibilities this year include CSM 450 and PDBE 810 in the fall and CSM 861 and PDBE 820 in the spring. He continues to serve as Director of the Center for the Improvement of Construction Management and Processes and coordinates the master degree and certificate graduate programs. He also continues to coordinate the department’s internship portfolio requirement.

During the past year, Dr. Liska has been very active as Chair of the American Institute of Constructors Constructor Certification Commission, making presentations to various construction organizations and associations about the growth and value of constructor certification. He also continues to serve on the Board of Trustees of the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) and is their representative to similar accreditation agencies in Canada, China and the United Kingdom. In addition, he is on the Board of Directors o ... [read more]

Email: riggor@clemson.edu

Lucas, Jason D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor.

Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning, Virginia Tech (2012)

Dr. Lucas is originally from Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New Jersey School of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Upon graduation in 2004, he moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia and worked for Toll Brothers, Inc. in their architecture offices. At Toll Brothers he was responsible for aiding in the design and production of construction documents for homes being built throughout the northeastern part of the country as well as communicating with the project managers on the construction job site. In 2006 Dr. Lucas moved to Blacksburg, VA and worked for Thomas Koontz Architect (TKA) while attending Virginia Tech in pursuit of his Masters of Science in Building Construction Science and Management from the Department of Building Construction. In 2008, Dr. Lucas completed his MS and continued at Virginia Tech to complete his PhD where he was involved in research projects dealing with the use of virtual environments in safety training ... [read more]

Email: jlucas2@clemson.edu

Montilla, Armando

Assistant Professor.

Ph.D. Candidate, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona; M.A. in Urban Geography, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona; M.Arch., Pratt Institute; B.Arch., Universite de Montreal

Armando Montilla is Assistant Professor of Architecture, History & Theory and Criticism at Clemson University appointed 2009. He is Faculty of the Graduate Architecture Program at Clemson as Instructor and Coordinator of MArch 1 Studio, teaching History III (contemporary); and acting as Faculty Advisor of "Branch", the Graduate Architecture annual publication at Clemson University. He received a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute, a Bachelor of Architecture from Universite de Montreal, and a Master of Urban Geography at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. In 1999 he initiated Doctoral studies at Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB); and was a visiting Scholar at the Architectural Association (AA) in London 2000-2001. Part of his Doctoral research was done at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in Germany, being later a teacher with the Bauhaus Kolleg Program in 2002. He has lectured at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, at the Curtin University of Technolo ... [read more]

Email: amontil@clemson.edu

Morris, Eric, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning.

Ph.D. in Urban Planning, UCLA (2011); M.A. in Urban Planning, UCLA (2004); A.B. in History and Literature, Harvard University (1989)
Curriculum Vitae

Eric A. Morris is Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning. His primary focus is transportation, particularly how transportation contributes to our quality of life. His current research focuses on transportation and happiness; transportation, time use, and activity patterns; and transportation and access to employment, shopping, food, and medical care. He has a strong interest in transportation equity and disadvantaged populations. He also conducts research in the field of transportation history, and is currently co-authoring a book on the development and financing of the freeway system. Other interests include transportation and land use, transportation finance and economics, transportation policy, and transportation and the environment. He wrote a column on transportation for the New York Times for several years, and now is a regular contributor to the Freakonomics website. He was also the Associate Editor of Access magazine. Before returning to academia he worked as a tr ... [read more]

Email: emorri7@clemson.edu

Nassar, Hala, Ph.D., ASLA

Associate Professor; Graduate Coordinator of Landscape Architecture.

Ph.D., Ain Shams University; M.AG., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Ain Shams University; B.S., Ain Shams University
Curriculum Vitae

Hala F. Nassar, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture with BSArch, MSArch, and Ph.D. in History of Landscape Architecture from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and Master of Agricultural sciences in Landscape Design from Pennsylvania State University. She served as a faculty member at Ain Shams University while practicing at COPA and ESEI in Cairo before arriving in the United States in 1996. She previously taught at South Dakota State University and West Virginia University.

Her research interests include historical and cultural landscapes, 19th century landscapes of Cairo, Islamic landscape tradition and international education. Her scholarly work is published in Landscape Journal, Landscape Review, Urban Design International and Critiques of Built work. Professor Nassar teaches various courses including History of landscape Architecture and various Design Studios. Recently Professor Nassar taught an Urban Desi ... [read more]

Email: hnassar@clemson.edu

Padua, Mary G., Ph.D., ASLA, CLARB, RLA

Professor and Founding Chair.

Ph.D., Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Mary G. Padua, ASLA, RLA, is founding Chair and Professor at Clemson University’s new Department of Landscape Architecture at the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities in Clemson, South Carolina, USA. She is a design educator, landscape architect and contemporary theorist whose published research focuses on China’s post-Mao designed environments, adaptive urbanism and the meaning of public space. Dr. Padua has been invited to lecture and conduct workshops at universities on four continents. She has over twenty years of professional experience working as landscape architect and urban designer that involved collaborations with Weijen Wang, AIA, Pamela Burton, FASLA and Company, Cesar Pelli & Associates, the late Lawrence Halprin, and the late Charles W. Moore, among others. She maintains MGP Studio, a critically-minded practice focused on selected projects that interrogate culture-based contemporary issues. Additionally, she’s a fine art photographer with work held i ... [read more]

Email: mgpadua@clemson.edu

Piper, Christine A


Ph.D. in Project Management, University of South Australia; M.C.S.M., Clemson University

Chris, in conjunction with another professor from the University of South Carolina Upstate, initiated a selffunded research project regarding faculty and student perceptions with regard to academic integrity in distance education courses. Surveys were e-mailed to faculty and students at three universities, and 1900 were completed. Data from the 82-question survey were compiled over the summer, and the first of a series of papers, “Succumbing to Temptation – To Cheat or Not to Cheat? Faculty and Student Perceptions of Academic Integrity in Distance Education Courses,” was accepted for publication and presentation at E-Learn 2010 (October 18-22, 2010), a world conference on e-learning in corporate, government, health care and higher education. The acceptance rate for papers was a competitive 18 percent, and there were about 100 paper presentations per day for five days. Conference attendees came from all over the world including South Korea, Norway, Italy, Australia, Turkey, J ... [read more]

Email: cpiper@clemson.edu

Powers, Matthew, Ph.D., ASLA

Associate Professor; Undergraduate Coordinator of Landscape Architecture.

Ph.D., Virginia Tech (2006); M.L.A., Virginia Tech (2000); B.S.L.A., West Virginia University (1996)
Curriculum Vitae

Matt is an associate professor in the School of Planning, Development, Preservation, and Landscape Architecture. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University and a Master of Landscape Architecture and Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning from Virginia Tech. Prior to entering academia he worked in landscape architecture and community design in West Virginia, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Dr. Powers teaches a range of studios and seminars focusing on environmental design and research at various scales. His primary research interests include cognitive-oriented approaches to design pedagogy and the relationship between environmental design and health disparities. Dr. Powers has extensive experience helping primary and secondary school students create learning landscapes on their campuses. Dr. Powers and his students have received state and national awards for outstanding research and innovative design.

Email: powers8@clemson.edu

Schurch, Tom, Ph.D., AICP, ASLA


Ph.D. in Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington; M.L.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; A.B. in Spanish, United States International University, Dropmore Park, UK
Curriculum Vitae

Tom Schurch is a Professor of City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture. He earned the PH.D.in Urban Design and Planning from the University of Washington and the Master of Landscape Architecture from California State Polytechnic University Pomona, where he worked closely with landscape architect and ecologist John Lyle. Professor Schurch is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and is licensed in landscape architecture. He practiced landscape architecture for several years prior to entering higher education approximately 25 years. His practice experience ranges from large-scale land use planning to intimate spaces in urban and suburban settings and includes a background in environmental analysis, and land surveying.

He has worked for clients in the public and private sectors, various user groups, and a variety of venues in the West, Midwest, and Southeast. Professor Schurch’s teaching duties have been as varied as his practice experience ... [read more]

Email: tschurc@clemson.edu

Schwennsen, Kate, FAIA

Professor, Director of School of Architecture.

M.Arch., Iowa State University; B.A. in Architecture, with Distinction, Iowa State University
Curriculum Vitae

Brief Biographical Narrative
Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, Professor, is the Director of the School of Architecture, Clemson University. She is a recognized leader in bridging architectural education and practice, with expertise on issues of design leadership, diversity, and evolving models of practice and education in architecture. Recent publications/presentations include: “Architectural Practice: A Critical View, Revisited”, "You Can't Just Add Women and Stir", "Sustainable Education Sustainable Profession", and "The Architect at Mid- (21st) Century". Kate has held many leadership positions in professional organizations, and is currently the Co-Chair of the Education Commission of the International Union of Architects (UIA), and Co-Reporter for the UNESCO/UIA Validation Council. Schwennsen was 2006 President of the American Institute of Architects, the second woman to serve as the elected leader of this then-149-year-old, 80,000-member organization. She is l ... [read more]

Email: kschwen@clemson.edu

Smith, James P., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor.

Ph.D. in Architecture, Texas A&M

Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Construction Science and Management.

Research focus: His primary research interest centers on trust between the key players to the construction project delivery process. Related interests include lean construction, relational sustainability, project team creation and behaviors, ethics and interdisciplinary pedagogy. He has presented his work internationally and is a big proponent of cross-disciplinary and global engagement by undergraduate and graduate students.

Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Smith was the senior project manager for a high-end custom residential developer builder in Park City, UT. In addition to teaching Estimating I and II this year, James is excited to be the faculty advisor for the ABC student chapter and to coach the ABC competition team.

Personal note: Smith is the proud father of five kids, loves sports and the outdoors, and is a Clemson football fan-in-training.

Email: jps7@clemson.edu

Spencer, James H., Ph.D.

Department Chair, Planning, Development and Preservation.

Curriculum Vitae

James H. Spencer is Professor of City & Regional Planning, and Chair of Clemson’s Department of Planning, Development, and Preservation. His current research focuses on international urbanization and planning issues, with a particular focus on water supplies, infrastructure and inequality. His research has been published in the Journal of the American Planning Association, Environment and Planning A, the Journal of Urban Health, Economic Development Quarterly, and elsewhere. His (2014) book titled Global Urbanization: The Global Urban Ecosystem is a part of the Rowman & Littlefield series on Globalization. His research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Social Science Research Council, among others.

Prior to Clemson, he was an Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning, and of Political Science at the University of Hawaii, and has held staff positions at the Ford Foundation and non-profi ... [read more]

Email: jhspenc@clemson.edu

Sperry, Stephen

Senior Lecturer, City and Regional Planning.

M.L.A., Harvard University (1975); B.L.A., Syracuse University (1970)
Curriculum Vitae

Professor Sperry was recognized for outstanding achievement in teaching, research, and service. He is nationally known for his GIS experience where he was a pioneer at Harvard University, where GIS was created. He has spent the majority of his career over seeing the development of a premier software package ERDAS IMAGINE. His achievements have included the first raster-vector integration, the first graphical GIS modeling package, and the first expert systems classifier. He has also testified before Congress on benefits of remote sensing and GIS modeling. Since coming to Clemson, Professor Sperry has produced peer review papers on strategic planning and measuring the consequences of urban sprawl. He was recognized by the US EPA for his approach to teaching sustainable planning and smart growth principles. He has revamped the GIS capabilities in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture where he works with planning, landscape architecture, and real estate development stude ... [read more]

Email: sperrys@clemson.edu

Springer, Tom, Ph.D.

Professor of Finance and Real Estate; Associate Director of the Richard H. Pennell Center for Real Estate Development.

Ph.D. in Real Estate, University of Georgia
Curriculum Vitae

Tom first joined the Clemson University faculty in 1988. From 1992 to 2005, his career took him to Florida Atlantic University in sunny south Florida. After spending twelve years on the peninsula, Professor Springer returned to Clemson in 2005. He now serves as a board member and as the Secretary of the American Real Estate Society, henceforth making Clemson University its home address. The Society publishes five real estate journals: the Journal of Real Estate Research, the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, the Journal of Housing Research, the Journal of Real Estate Literature and the Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education. Professor Springer is currently serving on the editorial boards of the Journal of Real Estate Research and the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. Dr. Springer also consults in real estate on a part-time basis. This includes a recent stint with Marcus and Millichap Companies as a real estate economist.

Recent Work in ... [read more]

Email: springe@clemson.edu

Vincent, Ellen, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Extension Associate, Environmental Landscape Specialist for Department of Horticulture.

Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning, Clemson University; MS in Agriculture emphasis in Horticulture, Northwest Missouri State University; B.A. in American Culture, State University of New York at New Paltz
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ellen Vincent is Environmental Landscape Specialist for the School of Agriculture, Forestry, and Environmental Science. She teaches undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary courses on sustainable landscape garden design; horticulture; and landscapes + health. Her research interests include the therapeutic benefits of nature and sustainable urban landscapes. She is the project director for the sustainable landscape demonstration garden; is a faculty associate in the Institute for Engaged Aging; and a member of the Critical Thinking Faculty (CT2).

Email: ellenav@clemson.edu

Walker, Ian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin; M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin; B.Sc., University of Hull, England

Ian Walker received a B.Sc. Degree from the University of Hull, England and M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Texas - Austin. He was Assistant and tenured Associate Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Rice University before becoming Professor of the same at Clemson. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Senior Member of the AIAA, and has served on the Editorial Boards of a number of IEEE publications including Transactions on Robotics. Research funded by DARPA, NSF, NASA... centers on robotics, particularly novel manipulators and manipulation and, specifically, biologically inspired "trunk, tentacle, and worm" robots as well as Animated Workspace Environments.

Email: iwalker@clemson.edu

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