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Advisory Board

James Spencer

Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, and Pennell Center Director

James Spencer

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 AssociationEnvironment and Planning AJournal 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.
Email: jhspenc@clemson.edu 


John Gaber

Department Chair and Professor, City Planning and Real Estate Development

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John Gaber is the Chair for the Department of City Planning and Real Estate Development. John is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. John serves as Program Director for the City and Regional Planning Masters' Program.

Email: jgaber@clemson.edu


Mike Jackson

Professor and Chair, Construction Science and Management

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Dr. Jackson is an innovative Educator, Academic Administrator, and Researcher, with over thirty years of experience focusing on Civil Engineering and Construction Materials. His professional career includes employment in both the public and private sectors, including design, construction oversight and inspection of large earthwork, foundation and roadway projects. He earned his Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states, including South Carolina.  He also actively participates with numerous professional and student organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  Dr. Jackson joined Clemson University as Chair of the Department of Construction Science and Management in 2017.

Email: nmjacks@clemson.edu


Kate Schwennsen

Professor and Chair, Architecture

Kate Schwennsen

Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, Professor, is the Chair 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 licensed to practice architecture in Iowa and South Carolina. Professor Schwennsen was formerly Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean (2001-2010) for Academic Programs of the College of Design, Iowa State University. Her contributions to the profession of architecture have been recognized with a number of honors and awards.
Email: kschwen@clemson.edu