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Ph.D. Program Faculty

College of Architecture and Planning





Amir Ameri​

Professor
Department of Architecture
303.315.0114
amir.ameri@ucdenver.edu
PhD, Cornell University, 1988
History and Theory of Architecture from Renaissance to present, Cultural Studies, Contemporary Theory, History of Building-types
Peter Anthamatten


PETER ANTHAMATTEN

Associate Professor
Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences
303.315.7550
PhD in Geography, University of Minnesota, 2007
Cartography, Spatial Analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Built Environment and Health, Children's Health
Osman Attmann




OSMAN ATTMANN

Associate Professor
Department of Architecture 

303.315.0032
o.attmann@ucdenver.edu 
PhD, Georgia Tech, 1999
Green Buildings, Sustainable Living Environments, Environment & Health, Architectural Technologies



 

JODY BECK

Assistant Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture & Director of PhD Program

303.315.2409
jody.beck@ucdenver.edu
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
Politics of land use, particularly focused on energy and food




SASHA BREGER

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
303.315.1771
PhD in International Studies, University of Denver, 2009
International political economy, development studies, global finance, and food and farming systems





ANNE CHIN

Professor
Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences
303.556.3958
PhD in Geography, Arizona State University, 1994
Coupled human-landscape dynamics, fluvial processes, watershed management, interdisciplinary education, the "Anthropocene"





DESERAI CROW

Associate Professor
School of Public Affairs
303.315.0146
PhD in Environmental Policy, Duke University, 2008
Local and state-level environmental policy, often with a focus on disaster recovery and hazard mitigation; conceptual foci include stakeholder participation, information sources used in decision-making, and policy change


PHILLIP GALLEGOS

Associate Professor
Department of Architecture

(On sabbatical Fall 2017)
303.315.2083
phil.gallegos@ucdenver.edu
ArchD, University of Hawaii Manoa, 2007
Education and the Profession







TANYA HEIKKILA​

Professor
School of Public Affairs & Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
303.315.2269
PhD in Management, University of Arizona, 2001
Environmental policy, natural resources governance and the management of collaboration and conflict









 

JORDAN HILL​

Director
Social Justice Program 
& Instructor, Master of Humanities/Master of Social Science (MHMSS) Program
303.315.3566
PhD in Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Thought, Virginia Tech
Critical study of violence in modern times drawing from the fields of public history, spatial studies, digital humanities, political memory and critical theory





JAMIE HODGKINS

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
303.315.7332
PhD, Arizona State University, 2012
Paleoarchaeology, Zooarchaeology, Human Environmental Interactions; reconstructing the behaviors of early modern Homo sapiens and Neandertals and what they tell us about origins and worldwide dispersals of our species


MICHAEL JENSON
Professor
Department of Architecture & Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

303.315.1000 
michael.jenson@ucdenver.edu
PhD, University of Edinburgh, 1996
The Philosophical Relationship of Power and Utopia 





STEVE KOESTER

Professor
Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences
303.315.7324
PhD in Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder, 1986
Medical anthropology, qualitative methods, marginalized populations





CHRISTOPHER KOZIOL

Associate Professor
Department of Architecture & Director MSHP Program

303.556.6516
christopher.koziol@ucdenver.edu

PhD, University of Colorado Denver, 2003

Evidence-based design, Applied public interest design/research, Historic preservation & design policy history

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CARRIE MAKAREWICZ
Assistant Professor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
303.315.1008
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
Community development, affordable housing, and public schools; economic development and regional planning; 
transportation equity, including policies and planning related to active travel modes


TAISTO MÄKELÄ

Associate Professor
Department of Architecture & 
Director, Finnish Initiatives
303.315.2000
taisto.makela@ucdenver.edu
PhD, Princeton University, 1991
Aesthetic theory, the modern movement, cultural institutions, cultural criticism, classical & vernacular traditions, global urbanism


CAROLYN MCANDREWS

Assistant Professor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning

303.315.0028
carolyn.mcandrews@ ucdenver.edu 
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2010 
Transportation planning, policy, and design; Public health and healthy communities; Organizations and institutions



RAFAEL MORENO​

Associate Professor
Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences
303.315.7556
PhD in Natural Resources Management, Colorado State University
Geographic Information Science and Technology; Open Source Software for Geospatial Applications (FOSS4G); Natural Resources Management; Sustainable Development; Forestry and land use planning in Latin America



HANS MORGENTHALER
Professor
Department of Architecture 

720.207.3299
hans.morgenthaler@colorado.edu
PhD, Stanford University, 1988 
Modern European architecture


Jeremy Nemeth


JEREMY NÉMETH

Associate Professor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning  

303.315.0069
jeremy.nemeth@ucdenver.edu  
PhD, Rutgers University, 2007
Environmental justice, social equity, and the politics of public space 



MARTY OTAÑEZ​

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
303.315.7331
PhD in Cultural Anthropology, University of California Irvine
Digital storytelling to increase health equities, tobacco industry exploitative practices at the farm-level in Malawi, and strategies cannabis workers deploy to stay healthy


ROCKY PIRO​

Associate Research Professor 
Urban and Regional Planning & Executive Director Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism
303.315.0013
PhD, University of Washington, 1993
Urban Sustainability, health and the built environment, growth management, smart growth, regional planning, collaborative planning, integrated planning, policy planning​

ANDREW RUMBACH

Assistant Professor 
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
303.315.1007
PhD, Cornell University, 2011
Environmental planning, disaster management, international development, climate change 
Melanie Shellenbarger

MELANIE SHELLENBARGER​

Senior Instructor
Department of Architecture
PhD, University of Colorado Denver, 2008
Architecture History, Theory, Criticism
 


​GREGORY SIMON​

Associate Professor
Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences
303.315.7529
PhD in Geography, University of Washington, 2007
Human-environment relations, environmental policy and governance, political ecology, critical development studies, science and technology studies, urban ecology, Regional focus: U.S. West and India
JENNIFER STEFFEL JOHNSON 
Assistant Professor Clinical Teaching Track & Associate Chair
Department of Urban and Regional Planning

303.315.0061
jennifer.steffeljohnson@ucdenver.edu
PhD, University of Colorado Denver, 2006
Mixed-Income Housing, Housing Policy, Social Justice, Diversity, Communities


ESTHER SULLIVAN​

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
303.315.2136
PhD in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 2015
Poverty and Inequality; Urban Sociology; Housing


DEBORAH THOMAS

Professor & Chair
Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences
303.315.7557
PhD in Geography, University of South Carolina, 1999
Environmental Hazards and Disasters, Health Geography, Geographic Information Science & Technology, Environmental Health
Austin Troy AUSTIN TROY
Professor & Chair
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
303.315.1006
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
Land use, environmental planning, GIS, spatial analysis, green infrastructure, urban forestry, urban water management



ALLAN WALLIS

Associate Professor of Public Policy
School of Public Affairs
303.315.2829
PhD in Environmental Psychology, City University of New York
Metropolitan regional governance, Growth management, Affordable housing, Innovations in state and local government, Manufactured Housing


BRYAN WEE

Associate Professor
Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences
303.315.7534
PhD in Science Education, Purdue University, 2007
Childhood and Nature, Environmental Education, Visual Methodologies


CHRISTOPHER M. WEIBLE

Professor & PhD Program Director
School of Public Affairs
303.315.2010
PhD in Ecology, University of California Davis, 2005
Policy process theories, conflicts and concord over environmental issues, Comparative policy analysis


MARGARET WOODHULL

Assistant Professor
Humanities & Director Master of Humanities Program
303.315.3568
PhD in Art History, University of Texas at Austin, 1999
Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Classical Art and Architecture, Art History, Women's and Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Humanities


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