Current Faculty

Dan Abramson , Urban Design and Planning
DUP, 1998, Tsinghua University
Urban identity, conservation and design; housing and community development; urban studies in emergent/resurgent market economies and transnational communities

Marina Alberti, (Director of PhD Program), Urban Design and Planning
Ph.D. 1992, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Environmental planning, urban ecology, impact assessment, geographic information systems

Christine Bae, Urban Design and Planning
Ph.D. 1994, University of Southern California
Transportation planning, growth management and land use planning, community development

William B. Beyers, (Professor Emeritus) Geography
Ph.D. 1967, University of Washington
Regional science, economic geography, location theory, regional analysis

Hilda Blanco, (Professor Emeritus) Urban Design and Planning
Ph.D. 1989, University of California, Berkeley
Land use planning, comprehensive planning, neighborhood planning, infrastructure, finance

Derek Booth
, (Affiliate Professor) Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. 1984, University of Washington
Analysis of consequences of geologic processes on land-use with a focus on stream channels; prediction of future hazards to human activity as a result of ongoing urban development

Branden Born
, Urban Design and Planning
Ph.D. 2003, Wisconsin (Madison)
Planning process and social justice, particularly with regard to the inclusion of marginalized populations in societal decision-making; land use planning and regionalism; urban food systems planning and policy.

Alan Borning
, Computer Science & Engineering
Ph.D. 1979, Stanford
Land use, transportation, and environmental modeling; human-computer interaction; constraint-based languages and systems

Gaetano Borriello, Computer Science & Engineering
Ph.D. 1988, University of California at Berkeley
Ubiquitous Computing:   Location-aware computing , Sensor-based activity inferencing, Tangible user interfaces , Multi-modal user interfaces, Mobile computing;  Sensor Systems:   Radio-frequency identification tags, Sensor networks and infrastructure for sensors,  Automatic device association;  Embedded Systems: Design and implementation of novel devices,  Tools for embedded system design.

Ann Bostrom , Evans School of Public Affairs
Ph.D. 1990, Carnegie Mellon University
Risk perception, communication, and management; and environmental policy and
decision making

Gordon Bradley , Forest Resources
Ph.D. 1986, University of Michigan
Foreign land use, urban forest interface studies, environmental planning

Christopher Campbell
, Urban Design and Planning
Ph.D. 2002, California (Los Angeles) 
Community processes and structures, social and place identity, participatory and democratic planning processes, planning education. 

Cynthia Chen, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. 2001, University of California at Davis
Research Interests:  Land use and travel behavior, the innovative usage of GPS in travel surveys, residential search and location decisions, and transportation safety using non-engineering methods.  

Alison Cullen,
Evans School of Public Affairs
Sc. D. 1992, Harvard University
Environmental risk analysis, environmental science and policy, quantitative
uncertainty analysis, statistical decision theory

James DeLisle, Urban Design and Planning
Ph.D. 1981, University of Wisconsin
Real estate and urban land economics

Glen Duncan , Epidemiology
Ph.D. 1997, University of Tennessee
Relationships among cardiovascular fitness, body fatness, and metabolic disease (e.g., metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes); Lifestyle interventions involving increased habitual physical activity and/or exercise training and dietary modifications in the prevention and treatment of metabolic and cardiovascular disease; and, Non-biological determinants of physical activity and obesity (e.g., access, income, and the physical environment). 

Adam Drewnowski, Epidemiology and Medicine
Ph.D. 1977, Rockefeller University
Relationship between poverty and obesity and the links between obesity and diabetes rates in vulnerable populations

Mark Ellis, Geography
Ph.D. 1988, Indiana University
Immigration, labor markets, race and ethnicity

Sarah Elwood, Geography
Ph.D. 2000, University of Minnesota
The social and political impacts of spatial technologies such as GIS, and the changing role and power of community-based planning and local activism in shaping urban geographies

Elaine Faustman, Environmental Health
Ph.D. 1980, Michigan State University
Developmental toxicology, risk assessment methodologies, toxicology of N-nitroso compounds

Anne Goodchild, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. 2005, UC Berkeley
The analysis of logistic systems, with an emphasis on freight transportation

Peter Guttorp, Statistics
Ph.D. 1980, University of California at Berkeley
Research Interests:  The uses of stochastic models in scientific applications in hydrology, atmospheric science, geophysics, environmental science, and hematology. 

James W. Harrington, Jr., Geography
Ph.D. 1983, University of Washington
Economic geography, regional economic development, geography of labor

Jeff Hou
, Landscape Architecture
Ph.D. 2001, California (Berkeley) 
Community design, everyday landscapes, design activism, informal participation, ecological and cultural multiplicity in the urban landscape, citizen movements and environmental activism in the Pacific Rim   

Miriam Kahn, Anthropology
Ph.D. 1980, Bryn Mawr College
Cultural representations, museum exhibition, place-making, tourism; Oceania

Soo Hyung Kim,
College of Forest Resources
Ph.D. 2001, University of California, Davis
Examining how plants interact with abiotic and biotic factors in the environment at scales from leaf to whole-plant through canopy and ecosystem

Rachel Garshick Kleit, Public Affairs
Ph.D. 1999, University of North Carolina
Housing policy, public housing, urban and social policy, social networks and social capital

Timothy Larson, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. 1976, University of Washington
Research Interests:  Air Quality (Management Aspects), Atmospheric Chemistry, Measurement Methods for Atmospheric Aerosols, Precipitation Scavenging, Health Effects of Aerosols, Source/Receptor Models.

Joshua Lawler, College of Forest Resources
Ph.D. 2000, Utah State University
Research Interests:  Conservation biology and landscape ecology.  How human activities affect ecological systems at large spatial scales.

David Layton, Public Affairs
Ph.D. 1995, University of Washington
Environmental and natural resource policy

Robert Lee, (Professor Emeritus) Forest Resources
Ph.D. 1973, University of California, Berkeley
Natural resource sociology, multi-resource management, development/change of forestry institutions Email:

Miles Logsdon, Ocean and Fishery Sciences
Ph.D. 1997, University of Washington
Spatial pattern analysis in ecosystem sciences and the applications of Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Remote Sensing in ecosystem models

Lynne Manzo, Landscape Architecture
Ph.D. 1994, City University of New York
The study of the interrelationships between people and their physical surroundings, including not only natural and built settings, but also the socio-cultural and political milieu that shape the appearance, meanings, and use of space

John Marzluff, Forest Resources
Ph.D. 1987, Northern Arizona University
Wildlife habitat relationships, avian ecology, animal behavior, conservation biology, endangered species recovery

Donald H. Miller, Urban Design and Planning
Ph.D. 1973, University of California, Berkeley
Urban spatial structure, consumer behavior and demand for public services, planning theory and evaluation, urbanization processes

David Montgomery, Earth and Space Sciences
Ph.D. 1991, University of California, Berkeley
Evolution of topography and the influence of geomorphological processes on ecological systems and human societies

Anne Vernez Moudon, Urban Design and Planning
Dr. es Sc., 1987, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Urban design, city form and neighborhood studies, design research

Robert Mugerauer, Professor, College of Built Environments
Ph.D. 1973, University of Texas
Sustainability and the impact of technology in built and natural environments; values, social, and cultural factors in design and planning; theory and current research methods

Robert Naiman
, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Ph.D., 1974, Arizona State
Structure and dynamics of lotic ecosystems, watershed ecology and management, and the role of large animals in influencing ecosystem dynamics

Timothy L. Nyerges, Geography
Ph.D. 1980, Ohio State University
CyberGIS-based decision support for sustainability management; GIS data management; web GIS and public participation GIS; GIS problem solving and critical thinking; data integration; land use, transportation and water resource applications of GIS

Vikram Prakash, Architecture
Ph.D. 1994, Cornell University
Interdisciplinary perspectives of culture studies applied to architecture, non-western architecture, modernism and culture theory

Mark Purcell, Urban Design and Planning
Ph.D. 1998, California (Los Angeles)
Urban, political, economic, and social geography; citizenship and democracy; urban social movements, especially Los Angeles and Seattle

Clare Ryan, Forest Resources
Ph.D. 1996, University of Michigan
Natural resource policy processes and administration, natural resource conflict management

Qing Shen
, Urban Design and Planning
Ph.D. 1993, UC Berkeley
Urban economics, transportation planning, statistical methods and geographic information systems; alternative patterns of urban growth and the ways in which information technologies are shaping cities, particularly their responses to environmental change

Josh Tewksbury, Biology
Ph.D. 2000, University of Montana
The ecology, conservation, and evolution of species, populations and communities

Jan Whittington, Urban Design and Planning
Ph.D. 2008, University of California at Berkeley
Understanding the economic and environmental consequences of large scale infrastructure projects, comprehensive planning and implementation. 

Suzanne Withers
Ph.D. 1992, UCLA
Quantitative and longitudinal methods; poverty; urban housing; population; spatial demography

Richard O. Zerbe, Public Affairs
Ph.D. 1969, Duke University
Law and economics