Jennifer Steffel Johnson
Instructor and Associate Chair
Planning and Design
Bachelor’s degree specializing in interior design and housing economics, Cornell University
Master’s degree in the Architecture of Affordable Homes, McGill University
PhD in Design and Planning, University of Colorado Denver
(Dissertation: “Mixed-Income Housing: A Conceptual Model and Critical Discourse Analysis”)
Jenny's research and teaching interests focus on issues of housing affordability, social justice, community development, the role of housing in communities, the effects of mixed-income housing, and design that supports diverse populations.
Jenny’s previous work experience includes being the Senior Policy Analyst for the Partnership for Working Families, the Director of Cooperative Education for the College of Engineering and Technology at Northern Arizona University, and the Assistant Director of Housing Programs for a Washington, D.C.-area non-profit organization. Additionally, for nearly two decades she has been a professional academic copy editor, including being the staff copy editor for the University of Colorado’s Children, Youth and Environments journal. Prior to working at CU Denver, Jenny taught many courses (ranging from AutoCAD to Environment and Behavior) at Northern Arizona University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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