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Who We Are

Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee has founded and leads our strategic planning and relationship-building.

Thaisa Way
Director
• Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
• Adjunct, Department of Architecture
• Adjunct, Department of History
• Faculty, Historic Preservation Certificate

Bill Howe
• Program Director and Faculty Chair, Data Science Masters Degree Program
• Associate Director, eScience Institute
• Associate Professor, Information School
• Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Margaret O’Mara
• Associate Professor of History
• Adjunct Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Scott W. Allard
• Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
• Nonresident senior fellow Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program

Susan P. Kemp
• Charles O. Cressey Endowed Professor, School of Social Work

Radha Poovendran
• Director, Network Security Lab
• Professor and Chair, Electrical Engineering
• Adjunct Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics

Fellows

Urban@UW Affiliates are consistent advocates and ambassadors for our work, sharing our goals of collaboration to address urban challenges.

Joe Casola
• Deputy Director, Climate Impacts Group
• Principal Investigator, Climate/Equity collaboration between Climate Impacts Group, Urban@UW and Front and Centered

Sarah Elwood
• Professor, Department of Geography
• Co-Director, Relational Poverty Network
• Staff and Faculty Team, Critical Narratives project of Urban@UW’s Homelessness Research Initiative

Josephine Ensign
• Associate Professor, School of Nursing
• Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
• Affiliate Faculty, Certificate Program in Public Scholarship
• Principal Investigator, Doorway Project of the Urban@UW Homelessness Research Initiative

Rachel Fyall
• Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
• Faculty Chair, Urban@UW Homelessness Research Initiative

Amy Hagopian
• Associate Professor, Health Services
• Associate Professor, Global Health
• Staff and Faculty Team, Critical Narratives project of Urban@UW’s Homelessness Research Initiative

Lisa Kelly
• Professor, School of Law
• Director, Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic
• Co-PI, Doorway Project of the Urban@UW Homelessness Research Initiative

Victoria Lawson
• Professor, School of Geography
• Director, Honors College
• Co-Director, Relational Poverty Network
• Staff and Faculty Team, Critical Narratives project of Urban@UW’s Homelessness Research Initiative

Lynne Manzo
• Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
• Staff and Faculty Team, Critical Narratives project of Urban@UW’s Homelessness Research Initiative

Christine Stevens
• Associate Professor, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, UW-Tacoma
• Faculty Lead, Urban@UW Homelessness Research Initiative’s Survey Project

Rachel Vaughn
• Director, Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center
• Staff and Faculty Team, Critical Narratives project of Urban@UW’s Homelessness Research Initiative
• Collaborator, Doorway project of Urban@UW’s Homelessness Research Initiative

Affiliates

Urban@UW Affiliates are consistent advocates and ambassadors for our work, sharing our goals of collaboration to address urban challenges.

Marina Alberti
Director, Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Urban design & Planning
Director, Urban Ecology Research Lab
Professor, Urban Design & Planning

Christian Anderson
Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences-UWB

Jared Baeten
Director and Professor, Global Health
Professor, Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Professor, Epidemiology

Alan Borning
Professor Emeritus, Computer Science and Engineering

Branden Born
Associate Professor, Urban Design and Planning
Faculty Director, Livable City Year

Sara Jo Breslow
Program Manager and Research Scientist, Center for Creative Conservation

Ryan Calo
Co-Director, Tech Policy Lab
Assistant Professor, School of Law

Sally Clark
Director, Office of Regional & Community Relations at the University of Washington

Sara Curran
Director, Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
Adjunct Professor, Global Health

Kim England
Professor, Department of Geography
Adjunct Professor, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

Derek Fulwiler
Director of Project Strategy and Communications for Population Health

Alexes Harris
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Vikram Jandhyala
co-CEO Global Innovation Exchange
Vice President for Innovation Strategy
Executive Director, CoMotion
Director of Applied Computational Engineering Lab
Professor, Electrical Engineering

Justin Jesty
Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages & Literature
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media

Emily Keller
Program Manager, Urbanalytics

Joe Lott
Director, Leadership in Higher Education
Faculty Director, Brotherhood Initiative
Associate Professor, College of Education

Greg Miller
Chair and Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Julian Olden
Associate Professor, School of Aquatic Fisheries and Sciences

Jennifer Otten
Assistant Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Services
Faculty Co-Director, Livable City Year

Micaela Parker
co-Executive Director, UW eScience Institute

Jennifer Romich
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Director, West Coast Poverty Center

Jeff Shulman
Mario B. Ingersoll Professor Associate Professor, Foster School of Business

Sarah Stone
co-Executive Director, UW eScience Institute

Anne Taufen Wessells
Associate Professor, Urban Studies-UWT
Faculty Director, Livable City Year

Staff

Jen Davison
​• Program Manager, Urban@UW

Shahd Al Baz
• Communications Assistant

Jean Ni
• Program Coordinator, Homelessness Initiative
Sara Jacobs
• Project manager, climate/equity project