Faculty

Narjes Abbasabadi, B.Arch, M.Arch, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Narjes Abbasabadi

Austin Allen

Associate Professor of Practice

Austin Allen

Email: austin.allen2@uta.edu

Office: 107A

Diane Allen, B.F.A., M.L.A, D.Eng.

Program Director of Landscape Architecture

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Diane Jones Allen

Email: diane.allen@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3215

Office: CAPPA 414

Info: Diane Jones Allen, D.Eng., PLA, ASLA, has 30 plus years of experience in professional practice focusing on land planning and varied scales of open space and park design, including community development work. She was a lecturer at the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University and a tenured professor in Landscape Architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. In Baltimore, Maryland, Diane was a member of the Urban Design Architecture Review Panel where she provided design guidance on major master planning and development projects in the city. She is Principal Landscape Architect with DesignJones LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana. DesignJones LLC received the 2016 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Community Service Award and Diane was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley. Diane is also on the Board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) where she actively participates in the Climate Change and Diversity Committees. Her research and practice is guided by the intersection of environmental justice and sustainability in African-American cultural landscapes, including “Nomadic” responses to “Transit Deserts,” places of increasing transportation demand and limited access, as discussed in her book “Transit Deserts: Race, Transit Access, and Suburban Form”, published by Routledge Press, August 2017.

Amanda Aman, B.S. Arch, M.Arch

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Amanda Aman

Email: amanda.aman@uta.edu

Office: CAPPA 216

Bio: Amanda Aman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture and a project architect with Welch|Hall Architects in Dallas. She previously worked for SWA in Dallas as a project designer, Lake|Flato Architects in San Antonio as an intern architect and Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis in New York City as a member of their Rising Currents exhibition team. She is a licensed architect and is LEED accredited with a specialization in Building Design + Construction. While at SWA, Amanda was awarded a research fellowship in which she titled Wildlife Infrastructure that also became the subject of two of her speaking engagements at the 2015 ULI Spring Sustainable Development Council Meeting and the 2015 International Urban Wildlife Conference. Wildlife Infrastructure received a 2015 Texas ASLA Merit Award for Research. Her passion for natural systems and contextual mapping as critical components of the built environment shapes her teaching methodologies and studio curricula.

Letora Anderson, BLA, MLA

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Bio: Letora Anderson is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Program of Landscape Architecture and a licensed landscape architect working as the city planner for the City of Greenville, Texas. Her prior professional experience is in residential, commercial, and recreational landscape design and large-scale planning such as park, recreation, trails, and open space planning; citywide comprehensive planning; downtown master planning; and overlay district planning. Letora’s research interests include Cultural Landscapes, Sustainable Design, and Community Development.

Ardeshir Anjomani

Director of Planning

Professor of Planning

Ardeshir Anjomani

Email: anjomani@uta.edu

Office: CAPPA 418

Amy A. Archambeau

Adjunct Professor

Amy A. Archambeau

Halima Arevalo Essary

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Halima Arevalo Essary

Ivonne Audirac

PhD Program in Urban Planning and Public Policy, Interim Director

Associate Professor of Planning

Ivonne Audirac

Email: audirac@uta.edu

Office: CAPPA 317

Brad Bell, B.E.D, M.Arch

Director, School of Architecture

Associate Professor

Brad Bell

Email: bbell@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7454

Office: CAPPA 413

Bio: Brad Bell is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington and the Director of the Digital Architecture Research Consortium (DARC) at UT Arlington. He researches and teaches on the integration of advanced digital technologies into the architectural design process with a focus on the use of digital fabrication and cast materials. He has lectured, taught, and written on the uses of such technologies for the past ten years and has been an invited critic at schools of architecture throughout the United States. He is co-Director of TEX-FAB (www.tex-fab.net) , a non-profit organization, providing a platform for education on digital fabrication and parametric modeling to the professional, academic and manufacturing communities in Texas. He is also a Principal at TOPOCAST LAB (www.topocastlab.com) - an experimental design and consulting practice focused on the application of digital fabrication technologies into casting methodologies. Brad is on the board of directors for ACADIA (www.acadia.org) and a founder and member of the board of directors for the Digital Fabrication Network (www.dfabnet.org). Both organizations advocate for the advancement of digital design and fabrication issues to an international audience.

Karabi Bezboruah

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

Director of PhD Programs (PAPP & UPPP)

Karabi Bezboruah

Email: bezborua@uta.edu

Office: CAPPA 320

Rebecca Boles, B.S. M.Arch, M.Arch

Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Associate Professor of Practice in Interior Design

Rebecca Boles

Email: rboles@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: CAPPA 203

Info: Rebecca Boles joined the UT Arlington Interior Design Program in 1998, having previously taught at Texas Christian University, Carnegie Mellon University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. Classes she has taught within the Interior Design Program include Interior Design Studio, Interior Detailing, Furniture Design & Construction, and Interior Materials. She has also taught both undergraduate and graduate architecture classes and she was an instructor for SEED, a summer art and architecture collaborative program for high school students at UT Arlington. A registered Architect and Interior Designer, she cumulatively completed 14 years of architectural experience with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Kohn Pedersen Fox Interiors, Cossuta and Associates, and Morrison Seifert. She has been a member of American Institute of Architects since 1999 and a past officer and executive board member of AIA Fort Worth. She has maintained an architectural practice as a sole practitioner since 1998 and received an American Institute of Architects Fort Worth Chapter Merit Award for her work as an Interior Architect in 2003. She also is a frequent contributor to Texas Architect magazine.

Ahmad Bonakdar

Instructor-UPPP Ph.D. EGTA Program

Ahmad Bonakar

Bio: Ahmad is an Urban Planning instructor for CAPPA’s Urban Affairs Minor. In his classes, PLAN 1301 Introduction to Urban Life and Plan 4310 Planning the American City, students develop a critical understanding of cities, a planning lens for examining urban issues such as equity, place-making, sustainability, and economic growth, putting their new knowledge into action. Ahmad is passionate about teaching, encouraging students to achieve their full potential, as they uncover the urban experience in relation to their academic major and future career. Ahmad brings several years of experience in teaching undergraduate students majoring in planning at The University of Art in Tehran. Ahmad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning (BUP) as well as a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy at UTA. His primary research areas include city branding, place-making, creative industry, innovation, and economic development.

Bill Boswell

Professor Emeritus + Sr. Lecturer

Bill Boswell

Jay Cantrell

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jay Cantrell

Dennis Chiessa

Assistant Professor

Dennis Chiessa

Email: chiessa@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-7483

Office: CAPPA 428

David Coursey

Program Director, Master of Public Administration Program

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

David Coursey

Bang Dang

Professor of Practice

Bang Dang

Cheryl Donaldson, B.A., M.PA

Asst. Director for Academic & Student Affairs

Advising Supervisor

Asst. Adjunct Professor, Environmental and Sustainable Studies Minor Contact

Cheryl Donaldson

Email: arch.advising@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: CAPPA 203N

Donald Gatzke, B.A., M.Arch

Professor Emeritus

Donald Gatzke

Bio: After seven years of architectural practice in Seattle, Washington, Donald Gatzke joined the faculty of the Department of Architecture at Tuskegee University in Alabama in 1985. In 1987 he became a member of the faculty of the Tulane University School of Architecture in New Orleans teaching design, computer graphics and American urbanism. He was appointed Dean of the School in 1997 where he remained through 2004 until being appointed Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1998, he was appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans to act as a professional advisor to the Citizen's Committee on the Master Plan and frequently consulted on urban design issues with for the City Planning Commission. He also served on the Vieux Carre Commission, the preservation oversight committee for the French Quarter of New Orleans. He serves on the executive boards of a number of organizations including AIA-Dallas, the Dallas Architectural Foundation and the Dallas Architectural Forum among others. He is also a member of the management board of Vision North Texas, a regional planning initiative of the Urban Land Institute-North Texas Chapter, the North Texas Council of Governments and the University of Texas Arlington. In 2007 he will become the education representative on the Board of the Texas Society of Architects through 2008. In addition to his responsibilities at the School of Architecture, Gatzke has continued to practice architecture both as a sole practitioner and in collaboration with others. A recent project was published in Dwell Magazine, October 2004 and was selected as one of the 10 best projects in New Orleans for 2005 by New Orleans Magazine. He is also a frequent guest critic at architecture schools in the U.S. and on professional awards programs.

Nazanin Ghaffari

Instructor-UPPP Ph.D. EGTA Program

Nazanin Ghaffari

Bio: Trained as an architect and urban designer, Nazanin has nearly a decade of working experience with municipal governments, research institutes, private sector firms, grassroots organizations and international development agencies in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific Region. She has worked extensively on public spaces and placemaking, social and affordable housing, urban deterioration and slums. Pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy at UTA, her dissertation questions the inclusiveness of mainstream public spaces through a feminist lens and also analyzes the bottom-up innovations and local communities’ efforts resisting exclusionary policies. As the instructor of PLAN 3301-The Metroplex, a required core course in the Urban Affairs Minor, she capitalizes on the attributes and opportunities of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex as a learning laboratory and familiarize students with the various physical, social, cultural, cognitive and economic characteristics of our metropolitan area through five episodes of urban discovery.

George Gintole, B.Arch, M.Arch

Associate Professor

George Gintole

Email: j.george.g@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: CAPPA 426

Bio: Member of the UT Arlington faculty since 1985. Graduate Advisor since 1995. Taught previously at University of Virginia, Rice University, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, and Harvard Graduate School of Design. Has lectured or served as invited juror at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, UT Austin, and at Carleton, Edinburgh, Princeton, Rice, and Yale Universities. Principal in the design firm of Studio Texas since 1985. Prior professional experience with several offices including I. M. Pei and Partners, and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, New York. Competition awards include the 8th Annual Letter Arts Review, 1995; Selected for Exhibition, Yale Conference on Housing, 1993; Texas Society of Architects Graphics Competition, 1993; Selected for Exhibition by the American Society of Architectural Perspectivists, 1990; Honorable Mention in Literary Houses competition, 1989; and Honor Award, AIA/Dallas Ken Roberts Competition, 1986. Work published in Letter Arts Review, Calligraphy Review, Texas Architect, The Princeton Journal, Lotus International, and The Education of an Architect II, published by Rizzoli.

Kay Godbey

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Kay Godbey

Marisa Gomez

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Marisa Gomez

Tahereh Granpayehvaghei

Instructor-UPPP Ph.D. EGTA Program

Tahereh Granpayehvaghei

Bio: Tahereh is urban planning instructor for the course PLAN 1301 Introduction to Urban Life, where she seeks to inspire students to effectively broaden their knowledge of city planning and urban life. In her class, students engage in interactive and collaborative learning activities and in projects to practice their logical and critical thinking while applying their communication and problem solving skills to urban issues in the U.S. and the world. Tahereh has a strong passion for urban planning education and empowers her students to learn more about urban planning and get involved in local and global communities. She holds two master’s degrees in urban planning from University College London and Shahid Beheshti University and is pursuing her Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy at UTA. Tahereh’s research interests include transportation planning, equity, diversity, creative industries, and innovation in cities and she is willing to share them with her students in the urban planning minor at CAPPA.

Richard Greene

Professor in Practice in Planning

Richard Greene

Email: rgreene@uta.edu

Office: CAPPA 107

Joshua Hallett

Faculty Research Associate

Joshua Hallett

Todd Hamilton, B.Arch., Carnegie-Mellon University M.Arch.A.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Emeritus

School of Architecture

Bob Hart

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Bob Hart

Rod Hissong

Interim Program Director, PhD Program in Public Administration and Public Policy

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

Rod Hissong

Kate Holliday, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Director, David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture

Associate Professor

Kate Holliday

Email: kholliday@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: CAPPA 416

Bio: Kathryn (Kate) Holliday is an architectural historian whose research and teaching focuses on the built environment in American cities. Her background is in architecture, art history, and environmental studies and she brings this interdisciplinary approach to the classroom and to her writing. Her most recent project is The Open-Ended City: David Dillon on Texas Architecture, a collection of essays by the late architecture critic that delves into issues of downtown redevelopment, urban sprawl, planning, and historic preservation in Texas cities in the age of postmodernism; it will be released in May 2019 by the University of Texas Press. Her two prior books are Leopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age (W. W. Norton, 2008, winner of annual book awards from the Victorian Society’s New York chapter and SESAH, the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians) and Ralph Walker: Architect of the Century (Rizzoli, 2012), monographs that explore the theory and practice of two influential but little-known New York architects. She has lectured widely on her work in public venues like the 92nd Street Y and the Skyscraper Museum in New York, as well as at universities and conferences from Havana to Zurich. She is currently at work on several projects, including “Telephone City,” a history of telephone buildings since the invention of commercial telephone service by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 and an examination of the postwar boom in architecture in the suburban landscape of Dallas and Fort Worth in the 1960s and 1970s. Her current research on telephone buildings is featured in the short film "Urban Giants: The Telecom Palaces of Ralph Walker," which can be viewed on Vimeo here. As founding director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, she established the annual Dillon Symposium, which brings together scholars and experts from across disciplines to discuss issues related to urban problems in north Texas. The Center's growing Oral History of Texas Architecture Project serves as a repository for the memory of the design profession in the region and is growing to include neighborhood histories gathered by students and residents. The Dillon Center works as a partner on research and public programming with non-profits in the region including bcWorkshop, ADEX (formerly the Dallas Center for Architecture), Preservation Dallas, Historic Fort Worth, AIA Dallas, and AIA Fort Worth. Dr. Holliday also serves on the editorial board for Columns magazine, the AIA Dallas quarterly publication and is a member of the Board of Directors for Historic Fort Worth, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the value of historic preservation. In the past, she served on the State Board of Review for the Texas Historical Commission's National Register programs between 2009 and 2015 was also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education. Her work has been supported by grants from the Hagley Library, the Nasher Foundation, the Rose Family Foundation, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

David Hopman, B.M., M.M., M.L.A.

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

David Hopman

Email: dhopman@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-0468

Office: CAPPA 421

Bio: David Hopman is a registered Landscape Architect and member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He has been a member of the UT Arlington faculty since 2003. He has professional experience with Kings Creek Landscaping, Huitt-Zollars, Inc., RTKL, and Mesa Design Group. Hopman's research interests include Critical Regionalism and Landscape Aesthetics, the interpretation and design of regional ecological communities in complex cultural landscapes, and computer visualization.

Joowon Im, B.A., M.L.A., M.L.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Joowon Im

Email: joowon.im@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-4307

Office: CAPPA 428A

Research Interests: Green Infrastructure, Water Sensitive Design and Planning, Sustainable Design, Fundamental Design

Oswald Jenewein

Assistant Professor

Architecture

Email: oswald.jenewein@uta.edu

Office: CAPPA 328A

Bio: Oswald Jenewein is an architectural and urban designer, researcher, and teacher focusing on climate adaptation of the built environment on the territorial, urban, and architectural scale. He works on cross-disciplinary projects combining design, research, and teaching components to develop holistic strategies for (urban) landscapes while engaging in participatory initiatives in the realm of ecological design. Oswald is an Assistant Professor of Architecture for Ecological Environments and Digital Design at the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington. As part of his position, Oswald serves as International Studies Coordinator and Coordinator of the foundation studio course “Basic Design and Drawing,” where he focuses on implementing digital methodologies of design, drawing, representation, and fabrication in the realm of ecological design. He directs FUELED - the Future Environments Lab for Ecological Design at UT Arlington. Oswald also is a Visiting Lecturer of Architecture at the Institute of Design, Department of Spatial Design at the University of Innsbruck. Over the past years, Oswald won several research grants, including $8,600 from the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation for the project “The Texas Coast as Geopolitical Territory” and $20,000 for the project “Oil vs Water – A Conflict of Settlement” awarded by the University of Texas at Arlington’s Water and Human Settlements Initiative. Recent publications include “Post-Oil Environments: Responsive Design Strategies for Coastal City-Landscapes of Oil” and “Designing towards Ecological Environments. A Modular Approach to Structure a Design Studio Sequence.” Oswald received his professional master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Hyesun Jeong, B.Arch, M.S.Arch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Hyesun Jeong

Email: hyesun.jeong@uta.edu

Office: CAPPA 328

Bio: Hyesun Jeong is assistant professor of architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Jeong’s interdisciplinary research is committed to developing sustainable and pedestrian-oriented urbanism for economic and cultural growth of the communities. Her past and current projects have focused on the relationship between the built environment and social behavior of global cities, especially the spatial cluster of amenities, arts and bohemia, and transit mobility. Last year, she was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Chicago and Urban Innovation Analysis, Inc., while she has taught design studio and other courses at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She has worked at various design firms, including Dominique Perrault Architecture (Paris), Goettsch Partners (Chicago), Hammersley Architecture (Chicago), and POSCO Architects and Consultants (Seoul) where she has involved in architectural research/design projects in multiple international cities. Dr. Jeong recently published articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Cities (2019), Journal of Urban Affairs (2018), and Journal of Urban Design (2018). She has won Jerrold Loebl Traveling Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago (Runner Up) Award, Chicago Women in Architecture Award, and Korea Sustainable Design Award.

Jill Jordan

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jill Jordan

Jerry Kunkel

Professor of Practice

jerry Kunkel

Email: jkunkel@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: 107

Bio: Mr. Kunkel has been a member of ASCE since 1980. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington. In addition to being the principal of his own consulting firm, Jerald W. Kunkel Consulting Engineers, he also serves as Senior Lecturer in Structures and Mechanics in both the Engineering and Architecture schools at UT-Arlington. He sits on committees of ASCE, the Post-Tensioning Institute and the American Society for Testing Materials.

Mark Lamster, B.A., M.A.

Associate Professor of Practice

Mark Lamster

Email: mark.lamster@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: CAPPA 216

Bio: Mark Lamster is the architecture critic of the Dallas Morning News and Professor in Practice at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture. He is currently at work on a biography of the late architect Philip Johnson, to be published by Little Brown. A contributing editor to Architectural Review and Design Observer, his work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many national magazines. For more than a decade, Lamster served as an editor at Princeton Architectural Press, in New York. Prior to that, he was an editor at George Braziller, the distinguished publisher of illustrated books. He is the author of numerous books, including Master of Shadows (2009), a political biography of the painter Peter Paul Rubens, and Spalding's World Tour (2006), the story of a group of all-star baseball players who circled the globe in the 19th century. His research papers from that book are available at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown.

Hannah Lebovits, Ph.D

Instructor

Email: hannah.lebovits@uta.edu

Office: 219A

Ashlee Lehmann

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Program of Landscape Architecture

Ashlee Lehman

Mark Leveno, B.A., M.Arch, M.F.A.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Mark Leveno

Bio: Mark Leveno is a principal of OFFICIAL, an award-winning architecture, interiors, and furniture design studio based in Dallas, Texas. Since founding OFFICIAL in 2012, the firm has earned numerous design awards, has been featured on the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, and has been published nationally and internationally in books, magazines, and on design websites. Mark earned a Masters of Architecture and an undergraduate degree in Creative Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin as well as earning his MFA in Furniture Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Mark has worked for many years in the field of architecture for renowned firms such as Ehrlich Architects. Mark’s creativity leads him to idea and conceptually driven projects while his technical abilities ensure that they remain buildable. Mark takes on even the smallest projects with fervor and a sharp eye for detail. His process is to think, sketch, rethink, and resketch until a design reaches clarity. Mark’s furniture designs have been exhibited internationally. Two of his pieces, Droid and Yeti, were highlighted in the Fuori Salon of the Milan Design Library as part of the Milan Furniture Fair in 2012. Other works have been displayed at NeoCon and in galleries. He has taught Design at the Hong Kong campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design as well as teaching Architectural Design, Furniture Design, and Interior Detailing at the University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Architecture.

Jianling Li

Professor of Planning

Jianling Li

Email: jjli@uta.edu

Office: CAPPA 420

Julia Lindgren, M.Arch

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Email: julia.lindgren@uta.edu

Office: 315

Charles MacBride, B.Arch, M.S.

Assistant Professor

Charles Macbride

Email: charles.macbride@uta.edu

Office: CAPPA 422

Bio: Charles MacBride, AIA, NCARB, is an educator and practicing architect. His most recent work initiated a self-sustaining program for the student design and construction of certified passive houses. This cross disciplinary scholarship anchored the development and accreditation for the new professional program in architecture at South Dakota State University, where he also established curriculum, pedagogy, studio culture, and mentorship. He co-founded the department’s Public Works program connecting students to underserved communities. MacBride has earned awards for teaching, research, design and master planning, including most recently a 2018 Sustainability Leadership and Innovation honor. RESEARCH INTERESTS: urbanism, history, housing, building performance and technology, small practice

Heath MacDonald

Professor of Practice

Heath MacDonald

Email: macdon@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: 105BB

Atefe Makhmalbaf, B.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Atetfe Mahkmalbaf

Email: atefe.makhmalbaf@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: CAPPA 321

Bio: Dr. Makhmalbaf has more than 6 years of experience conducting research for the U.S. Department of Energy in the area of building technology at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Her fields of research include high performance building design, performance modeling and simulation, design decision making, and performance assessment of buildings in modernization of the power system. Since joining UTA, she has been teaching graduate courses in the areas of high performance building façade, green and sustainable design, and building information modeling BIM). Research Interests: Multi-scale performance-based sustainable design, decision theory, building energy and demand management

Barbara Marini, M.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor Interior Design

Director of the Interior Design Program

Email: b.marini@uta.edu

Office: 313

Maria Martinez-Cosio

Interim Dean

Maria Martinez-Cosio

John Maruszczak

Associate Professor

John Maruszczak

Email: maruszczak@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: CAPPA 425

Heath May

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Heath May

Brad McCorkle

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Materials Workshop Manager

Brad Mccorkle

Email: brad.mccorkle@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-5070

Office: Fine Arts Building 153

Madan Mehta, B.Arch, M. Building Science, Ph.D.

Professor

Madan Mehta

Email: mmehta@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: 103J

Bio: Previously taught at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi as Professor, and at the University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, as Director of the Architectural Engineering Program. Prior planning, design, and construction practice in New Delhi. Received Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Petroleum and Minerals, 1985, and the Top Award from the Government of India in the Low Cost Housing Design Ideas Competition, 1975.

David Messersmith

Adjunct Assistant Professor

David Messersmith

Email: messer@uta.edu

Office: CAPPA 216

Murray Miller

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Murray Miller

Evan Mistur, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

Email: evan.mistur@uta.edu

Office: 219D

Ricardo Munoz

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ricardo Munoz

Email: ramunoz@uta.edu

Office: CAPPA 216

Joshua Nason, BS.Arch, M.Arch, MBA, Post-Professional M.Arch2

Associate Professor

Joshua Nason

Email: nason@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: CAPPA 325

Bio: Joshua M. Nason, educated at Cornell and Texas Tech, joined UTA as an Assistant Professor of Architecture in the Fall semester of 2012. Interested in understanding and designing for the complex future of cities, Professor Nason focuses his teaching on issues of design process and the importance of rigor and design iteration in maximizing contextual relationships and benefits. Further, he explores dynamic and vacillating collisions, synchronicity, and reciprocities via stratified analytic processes as director of the experimental design research firm Iterative Studio. Joshua teaches courses in design, urbanism, theory, analytic mapping and methods of idea communication focusing on exploring multivalent interrelationships that comprise evolving contextual structures and cultural codependencies. Such investigations have included on-site research throughout North America and Asia. Focusing on rigorous, iterative design processes, his goal is to explore the superimposition of design components, meaning, and the inevitable effects on the fabrics and cultures in which they exist. He received the 2011 Dr. Jones Award for Faculty Excellence and has been invited as a guest, critic or lecturer in several capacities at numerous academic institutions as well as professional architectural firms and community events. Some of his recent lectures include “Design: A Work in Process,” “Draw In/Draw Out: Participatory Maps as Event Urbanism,” “Awkward Mapping,” “Mapping + Change,” “Drawing [on] Urban Complexity,” “Anomalic Urbanism,” and “Place Pavilions: Inhabiting the Map.” He co-chaired a session at ACSA's 102nd Annual Meeting focused on progressive urbanism called, "Chasing the City." His drawn and built work has been featured in exhibitions such as “Divergent Convergent: Speculations on China,” in Beijing, “Common Ground,” in New York City and “The Place Pavilions,” in both Lubbock and Dallas.

Ed Nelson

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ed Nelson

Email: nelsone@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: CAPPA 216

Steven Nuñez, B.S., M.L.A.

Adjunct Professor

Steven Nunez

Bio: Steven Nuñez is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is also a 2018 LAF Olmsted Scholar Finalist and an alumnus of the Archi’s Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. Professor Nunez’s research interests include Productive Landscapes, Community Development, Therapeutic Landscapes, and Green Infrastructures

Emily Nwakpuda, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

Email: emily.nwakpuda@uta.edu

Office: 219B

Taner Özdil, BLA, MLA, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Taner Ozdil

Email: tozdil@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: CAPPA 417

Bio: Dr. Özdil joined the UT Arlington faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture in 2007. He is also Associate Director for Research for The Center for Metropolitan Density at The University of Texas at Arlington since 2011. Dr. Özdil previously held research and teaching positions at the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University (TAMU), and Dallas Urban Solution Center of TAMU System. Dr. Ozdil received a BLA from Ankara University, a MLA from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a PhD from TAMU. He has degrees in both landscape architecture and planning disciplines. Dr. Özdil’s scholarly and professional works lie in the interdisciplinary areas of design and planning fields. His research and teaching center within the confines of landscape architecture, urban design, and physical planning promoting knowledge based sustainable and green design practices. His research activities focus on economical, environmental and social value creation through design and planning with particular emphasis on mixed-use developments, transit oriented developments and districts, and high density urban areas. He teaches graduate level courses that focus on urban design, urban landscape, environmental planning and Geodesign (GIS) with specific concentration to North Texas region. He is currently a Board Member of the North Texas Congress for the New Urbanism and active research-team member of Vision North Texas. His most recent funded research focuses on environmental impact, land use planning and urban design issues. He leads and manages design and physical planning projects, and conducts research through the design studios he teaches to assist the communities and the cities in the region. He is the author of the book “Economic Value of Urban Design”, in addition to numerous scholarly presentations and publications. The detailed list of Dr. Özdil’s research projects, publications, and classes can be found at UT Arlington’s faculty research profile.

Qisheng Pan, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Professor of Planning

Robert Pavlik

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Gregory Cartwright, M.Sc, M.PA, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Gregory Cartwright

Bio: Dr. Gregg Cartwright is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He has a Ph.D. in Public Administration/Affairs. His research interest is American politics, the operationalization of critical social theory, public administration/affairs, public education, as well as, the intersection of public policy and business. He teaches graduate/undergraduate level courses in public administration and policy and planning.

Joseph Portugal

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Joseph Portugal

Steve Quevedo, B.S., M.Arch

Associate Professor

Steve Quevedo

Email: squevedo@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: CAPPA 314

Amber Raley

Instructor-UPPP Ph.D. EGTA Program

Amber Raley

Bio: Amber Raley teaches courses in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Urban and Public Affairs minors at UTA's College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA). Her current research focuses on the Atlanta BeltLine as seen through the lens of sustainability and is informed by her background in consulting and industrial-organizational psychology (MA, Rice University), as well as Urban Planning and Public Policy (UTA).

Ariadna Reyes-Sánchez, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Planning

Alejandro Rodriguez

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

Alejandro Rodriguez

Email: aro@uta.edu

Office: CAPPA 318

Thomas Rusher, B.S., M.Arch

Lecturer

Thomas Rusher

Email: trusher@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: CAPPA 103H

Bio: Adjunct Professor at UT Arlington since 2002. Recipient of the Ronald E. McNair Graduate Research Fellowship: Architectural Design 1993-1994. Advanced Standing acceptance to Columbia Universitiy GSAPP, 1994. Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize -Greg Lynn Studio: Columbia University, 1996. Graduate Teaching Assistant: Second Year Design Studios: Columbia University GSAPP. Principal Investigator: Form_Z Joint Study Program 2002-present, UT Arlington. Professional experience at Columbia University Planning Department, Polshek & Partners: NYC, B-Five Studio LLP: NYC, and Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP, NYC. Works published in Abstract, Interior Design, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill: Architecture & Urbanism 1995-2000, Texas Architecture, Tex Files, & Autodessys Joint Study Annual Report. Articles Published: Digital/Analogue Methodologies: Integration and Abstraction, pp.90-93 Joint Study Program Report 2004-2005.

Pia Sarpaneva

Lecturer

Coordinator of the Path A Program

2014 H. Ralph Hawkins Visiting Professor

Pia Sarpaneva

Email: sarpan@uta.edu

Office: CAPPA 103J

Guoqiang Shen, B.Arch, MS.LARC, M.CRP, Ph.D

Professor of Planning

Guoqiang Shen

Email: guoqiang.shen@uta.edu

Office: 423

Bio: Dr. Guoqiang Shen is a full Professor in Regional and City Planning, College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA), the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Dr. Shen has broad research interests and creative activities in urban transportation planning, freight transportation and logistics; urban spatial analysis, GIS, applied operations research, regional science, risk analysis, performance measures of eco-system services and landscapes; urban design and physical planning, real estate development; and comparative international urban and planning issues (particularly in the USA and China). As a scholar and practitioner, Dr. Shen is synthesizing his creative activities into scholarly publications in urban design and planning. His research efforts for the next five to ten years will be broadly on sustainable, healthy, and smart cities from transportation, socio-economic, spatial, physical planning and design perspectives. Dr. Shen has published 40 peer-reviewed articles in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Journal of Risk Research, Natural Hazards, Journal of Transportation Technologies, International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology, International Journal of Critical Infrastructure, Journal of Transportation Systems Engineering & Information Technology, Journal of Transport Geography, Journal of Geographical Information Systems, International Journal of Geographic Information Science, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Papers in Regional Sciences, Geographic Analysis, Review of Urban and Regional Development, Geographical and Environmental Modeling, Studies in Regional Science, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, and Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, etc. He has 10+ more articles currently under view or revision for various peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Also, he has about 60 papers, abstracts or presentations in various national and international conferences. Dr. Shen’s scholarly research is funded through multiple grants totaling about $15.0 million over the past 10+ years through collaborations with groups of engineering faculty and with $2.5+ million directly and largely attributing to his efforts. He develops cutting-edge multi-mode, multi-commodity spatially scalable freight flow models that can provide good freight estimates and visualizations at international, country, state, county, metropolitan, and traffic analysis zone levels. Dr. Shen’s professional practice is largely realized through his creative activities in urban physical design and planning projects in China. Over the past 10 years, he has participated in over 20 international, national, local competition or privately-sponsored projects ranging from small-scale architecture and landscape architecture design projects (i.e., custom villa, high-rise apartment, urban park, hotel/office/shopping complex), mid-scale urban design and planning projects (i.e., planned unit development, new town plan), to large-scale urban planning projects (i.e., 7,500 acre resort, 37,000 acre sea-side sustainable development). Dr. Shen’s latest projects include SkyVilla, an innovative new residential housing design, and U-Ship, a smart freight sharing system and APP.

Kevin Sloan

Professor of Practice

Kevin Sloan

Jiwon Suh

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

jiwon Suh

Email: jiwon.suh@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-3349

Office: CAPPA 326

Lorena Toffer

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Lorena Toffer

Bio: Believing in Design as a catalyst for improving human experience, valued partnerships and mentoring – Lorena is regarded as a design leader, community activist and advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion. She exemplifies servant leadership in architecture and the expanded role architects play in their communities. Lorena Toffer, AIA, RID is a practicing architect, educator and social entrepreneur. A Senior Project Manager with AECOM Buildings+Places practice, she has fifteen years of experience in higher education, adaptive reuse, museums, aviation, corporate interiors, hospitality and medical office environments, where she has served in different capacities as Lead Designer, Project Architect and Project Manager. Notable clients include Bank of America, Ed Rachal Foundation, Panola College, DFW Airport, Dallas Holocaust Museum, and Sixth Floor Museum. A registered architect and interior designer in Texas and Mexico, her rich portfolio demonstrates a broad range, from boutique|bespoke interventions to monumental facilities, inspiring clients with the depth and thoroughness of her work. Following projects from the early visioning phases, documentation and through construction, she has been able to hone her design, documentation and project management skills to facilitate stakeholder decisions and provide sensible solutions that meet the client’s needs and expectations. Lorena has lectured at AIA National Convention in Washington D.C. & Chicago and the renowned Rowlett Lecture at Texas A&M College of Architecture. She served on AIA Dallas Board of Directors, expanding exposure, membership diversity and is recipient of AIA National 2014 Young Architect of the Year Award, for exceptional leadership and significant professional contributions to the profession at an early stage of an architectural career. Her efforts towards a diverse and inclusive design industry include AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture, a grassroots initiative recipient of AIA National 2012 Diversity Award. Recent honors include ENR Young Professional, Greater Dallas Planning Council Mark Goode Urban Pioneer, The Links Inc. Women who STEAM, for extraordinary professional contributions while serving and mentoring in workplace and community. She is 2019 Outstanding Alumna of the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. A graduate of AIA Dallas Advanced Leadership Program, she has been recognized in AIA National Design for Decades Exhibition, Woodbury University School of Architecture 13.3% Exhibition, ArchDaily US/MX, OBRAS, ITESM-CONECTA, AIA Dallas Columns and the Dallas Morning News. In parallel to professional practice, Lorena mentors at Dallas ISD high schools, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UT Arlington-CAPPA and is Co-Founder of CityLab HS - the first public high school with a Design focus in downtown Dallas. CityLab HS is Dallas ISD’s Transformation urban high school where students utilize the city of Dallas as their learning laboratory. Collaborating with organizations and industry experts, CityLab prepares students for Architecture, Urban Planning and Environmental Science careers. Lorena served as founding President of the CityLab Foundation, 501[c][3] that enhances its mission. Through her vision and sense of social impact, CityLab HS has welcomed 200+ students. By erasing barriers for entry, increasing awareness of a career in Design, creating opportunities for future generations of leaders that are a reflection of the cultural, geographical and socio-economic diversity of North Texas and the communities we serve, Lorena is committed to Architecture’s social contract. She holds a 2004 Masters in Architecture from Texas A&M and a 2001 B.A. Architecture from ITESM-CEM, Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Estado de Mexico.

Kristin Walsh

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Kristin Walsh

Dustin Wheat

Lecturer

Dustin Wheat

Lee Wright, Jr., B.Arch, M.Arch

Professor Emeritus + Sr. Lecturer

Lee Wright, Jr.

Amy Wynne Leveno, B.A., B.S., M.Arch

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Amy Wynne Leveno

Bio: Amy Wynne Leveno earned her Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin as well as undergraduate degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering from Lehigh University. She is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional that has worked in multiple cities across the country. Prior to founding OFFICIAL, Amy worked designing residential and commercial green buildings for a number of esteemed firms including Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Corgan, and Page. Deeply believing that architecture can create positive change, Amy is committed to designing with a social, environmental and aesthetic consciousness. OFFICIAL’s designs are enhanced by her technical interest in materials and details. Amy worked for two years as a professor of architecture at the Savannah College of Art and Design and while teaching she won a Presidential Fellowship to travel and research contemporary construction techniques in Japan. She has also taught Architectural Design and Interior Detailing at the University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Architecture.

Bijan Youssefzadeh, B.S., M.Arch

Associate Professor

Bijan Youssefzadeh

Email: bijan@uta.edu

Phone #: 817-272-2801

Office: CAPPA 323

Michael Zaretsky

Director of Architectural Engineering Program - Civil Engineering Department

Associate Professor

Michael Zaretsky

Email: michael.zaretsky@uta.edu

Office: 107A