College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Faculty

Allison, David J, FAIA, ACHA

Allison, David J, FAIA, ACHA Alumni Distinguished Professor.

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

Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health

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 ... [read more]

Email: adavid@clemson.edu


Battisto, Dina, Ph.D.

Battisto, Dina, Ph.D. Associate Professor.

Education
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.

Bausman, Dennis C., FAIC, CPC, LEED A.P. Professor and CSM Endowed Faculty Chair.

Education
Ph.D., Heriot-Watt University

Certifications/Licenses
American Institute of Constructors Certified Professional Constructor; Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association

Experience
Over 35 years of experience in construction and construction education. Prior to joining the faculty at Clemson University was in large commercial contracting holding various positions in Executive Management, Division Manager, and Project Management for over 22 years.

Teaching Focus
Teaches undergraduate courses in scheduling, construction economics, and capstone. Also teaches graduate courses in project management, financial management, material & methods, and the contractor role in the development process.

Research Focus
Financial Management, Risk Management, Distance Education and Construction Training

Service Focus
Serves on the Board of Governors for the American Institut ... [read more]

Email: dennisb@clemson.edu


Benedict, Robert, Ph.D.

Benedict, Robert, Ph.D. Professor of Practice and Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program.

Education
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.

Blouin, Vincent, Ph.D. Associate Professor.

Education
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

Brooks, Johnell, Ph.D Assistant Professor.

Education
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.

Burgett, Joe, Ph.D. Assistant Professor.

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

Certification/Licenses
Florida Licensed General Contractor; US Green Building Council LEED AP; American Institute of Constructors Certified Professional Constructor

Experience
Wide range of general contractor experience as a project manager and superintendent in various types of projects including courthouses, biomedical, hospitals, hospitality and retirement campuses.

Teaching Focus
Teaches the CSM environmental systems courses (HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Electrical) and also a master degree course in sustainability.

Research Focus
Sustainable Building, Energy Modeling, Building Energy Efficiency Measures and Construction Pedagogy.

Service Focus
Faculty advisor for the CSM Associated General Contractors of America student chapter, coaches student competition teams and is a member of the American Institute of Constructors.

Email: jmburg@clemson.edu


Clarke, Shima, AIC, PE

Clarke, Shima, AIC, PE Professor.

Education
Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Certifications/Licenses
Tennessee Licensed Registered Engineer

Experience
Six years of both field and office work experience as civil/structural engineer in the nuclear industry. Designed and analyzed structural components for nuclear power plants for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as well as nuclear power plants located in Mississippi, Florida, and Pennsylvania.

Teaching Focus
Teaches the CSM undergraduate courses in structures and current topics in construction. In addition teaches master degree courses in construction management research and special problems.

Research Focus
Construction Education, Design-Build/Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Sustainability, Construction Safety, and Structures.

Service Focus
Member of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and the American Institute of Constructors (AIC). Also serves on the G ... [read more]

Email: shimac@clemson.edu


Cunningham, Grant, Ph.D.

Cunningham, Grant, Ph.D. Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning.

Education
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.

Dyckman, Caitlin, J.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning.

Education
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.

Ellis, Cliff, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Director of City and Regional Planning.

Education
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.

Ersoy, Ufuk, Ph.D. Assistant Professor.

Education
Ph.D. in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design; 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

Farris, Terry, Ph.D., CRE Associate Professor, Real Estate Development and City and Regional Planning.

Education
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.

Green, Keith E, RA, Ph.D. Professor.

Education
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

Homer Curtis Mickel & Leola Carter Mickel Endowed Chair in Architecture 2015 - 2018;
Director, Institute for Intelligent Materials, Systems & Environments (iMSE)

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 Architec ... [read more]

Email: kegreen@clemson.edu


Green, Tim, Ph.D.

Green, Tim, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning.

Education
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

Hewitt, Robert R, ASLA, RLA Associate Professor.

Education
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.

Laurence, Peter, Ph.D. Graduate Director, Assistant Professor.

Education
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.

Lauria, Mickey, Ph.D. Director, Planning, Design and the Built Environment, Professor, City and Regional Planning.

Education
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

Liska, Roger W., EdD, FAIC, CPC, FCIOB, PE Chair and Professor.

Education
Ed.D., University of Georgia

Certifications/Licenses
South Carolina Licensed Professional Engineer; American Institute of Constructors Certified Professional Constructor

Experience
Ten years working in various civil/construction related positions for various owner and construction companies in structural analysis and design and continue to consult in the discipline. In addition over 30 years’ experience in construction education and administration at all post-secondary levels and faculty ranks.

Teaching Focus
Taught most core CSM undergraduate courses including materials and methods, contract documents, planning and estimating, scheduling, construction safety, structures and project management at the undergraduate level. At the graduate level teaches project controls, personal management and negotiations and personal and professional leadership. Also teaches courses in the PDBE doctoral program.

Research Focus[read more]

Email: riggor@clemson.edu


Lucas, Jason D., Ph.D.

Lucas, Jason D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor.

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

Experience
Diverse experience in architecture and construction in both the private and public sectors of construction including working for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in their design and contract management divisions and for various construction and architecture firms involved in such activities as preliminary design, construction document preparation and producing permit drawings for homes across the north eastern portion of the U.S

Teaching
Teaches introductory CSM courses in construction materials and methods as well as construction problem solving with critical thinking at the undergraduate level and emerging technologies in design and construction at the graduate level.

Research
Emerging Technologies including the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for managing the construction process as well as how BIM can enhance facility management during post-construction processes. ... [read more]

Email: jlucas2@clemson.edu


Montilla, Armando

Montilla, Armando .

Education
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

Position Title
Assistant Professor

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 ... [read more]

Email: amontil@clemson.edu


Morris, Eric, Ph.D.

Morris, Eric, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning.

Education
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

Nassar, Hala, Ph.D., ASLA Associate Professor; Graduate Coordinator of Landscape Architecture.

Education
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

Padua, Mary G., Ph.D., ASLA, CLARB, RLA Professor and Founding Chair.

Education
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 hel ... [read more]

Email: mgpadua@clemson.edu


Piper, Christine A

Piper, Christine A Professor.

Education
Ph.D. in Project Management, University of South Australia

Experience
25 years in construction planning, scheduling, and cost control both professionally and in academia.

Teaching Focus
Teaches undergraduate CSM courses in estimating, scheduling, project management, capstone and graduate classes in control systems, business strategy and marketing, and advanced scheduling

Research Focus
Development of Continuing Education Training books, Worker Productivity, Modular Construction and Construction Workforce Issues.

Service Focus
Member, National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Committee; Member and national President (2015 – 2016) of Sigma Lambda Chi, national construction honor society, member and faculty advisor of the CSM Sigma Lambda Chi chapter.

Email: cpiper@clemson.edu


Powers, Matthew, Ph.D., ASLA

Powers, Matthew, Ph.D., ASLA Associate Professor; Undergraduate Coordinator of Landscape Architecture.

Education
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

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

Education
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

Schwennsen, Kate, FAIA Professor and Director, School of Architecture.

Education
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.

Smith, James P., Ph.D. Assistant Professor.

Education
Ph.D. in Architecture, Texas A&M

Certifications/Licenses
Clemson University On-Line Certified by Clemson University

Experience
Spent 5 years as a senior project manager for a high-end custom residential developer/builder and before that he worked for Del Webb Corporation managing customer relations in Las Vegas, NV for a little over 2 years.

Teaching Focus
Teaches the CSM estimating courses and has previously taught residential capstone, materials and methods, construction graphics and introduction to construction.

Research Focus
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.

Service Focus
Faculty advisor for the CSM student chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors and faculty coa ... [read more]

Email: jps7@clemson.edu


Spencer, James H., Ph.D.

Spencer, James H., Ph.D. Department Chair, Planning, Development and Preservation.

Education
Ph.D., UCLA
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-p ... [read more]

Email: jhspenc@clemson.edu


Sperry, Stephen

Sperry, Stephen Senior Lecturer, City and Regional Planning.

Education
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.

Springer, Tom, Ph.D. Professor of Finance and Real Estate; Associate Director of the Richard H. Pennell Center for Real Estate Development.

Education
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.

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Email: springe@clemson.edu


Vincent, Ellen, Ph.D.

Vincent, Ellen, Ph.D. Lecturer, Extension Associate, Environmental Landscape Specialist for Department of Horticulture.

Education
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.

Education
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