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Who We Are



Our Director, Faculty Director and Executive Committee lead our strategic planning and relationship-building.

Jen Davison

Director, Urban@UW

Ken Yocom

Faculty Director, Urban@UW
Chair and Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture
Faculty Lead, Urban Environmental Justice Initiative


Scott W. Allard

Daniel J. Evans Endowed Professor of Social Policy, 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

Gregg Colburn

Assistant Professor, Runstad Department of Real Estate; Faculty Co-lead, Homelessness Research Initiative

Rachel Fyall

Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance; Faculty Chair, Homelessness Research Initiative

Radha Poovendran

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director, Network Security Lab


Urban@UW Fellows are actively involved in Urban@UW-supported projects.

Rachel Berney

Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Design and Planning

Seema Clifasefi

Associate Professor and Co-Director, Harm Reduction Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Adjunct Faculty, School of Social Work; Director, Doorway Project, Homelessness Research Initiative

Sarah Elwood

Professor, Department of Geography; Co-Director, Relational Poverty Network; Staff and Faculty Team, Critical Narratives, Homelessness Research Initiative

Amy Hagopian

Associate Professor, Health Services; Associate Professor, Global Health; Staff and Faculty Team, Critical Narratives, Homelessness Research Initiative

Julie Johnson

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture; Adjunct Associate Professor, Architecture; Faculty Member, Urban Design Certificate Program; Partner, LEAP FROG to a Shared Right of Way, Emerald Corridor Collaboratory

Victoria Lawson

Professor, Geography; Director, Honors College; Co-Director, Relational Poverty Network; Staff and Faculty Team, Critical Narratives, Homelessness Research Initiative

Lynne Manzo

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture; Staff and Faculty Team, Critical Narratives, Homelessness Research Initiative

Rick Mohler

Associate Professor, Architecture; Co-Chair, AIA Seattle Public Policy Board; Member, Seattle Planning Commission; Member, City of Seattle's Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Working Group; Member, Sound Communities

Christine Stevens

Associate Professor, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, UW-Tacoma; Faculty Lead, Homelessness Research Initiative’s Survey Project


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

Arthur Acolin

Assistant Professor of Real Estate

Marina Alberti

Director, Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Urban Design & Planning; Director, Urban Ecology Research Lab; Professor, Urban Design & Planning

Zack Almquist

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Senior Data Science Fellow, eScience Institute

Christian Anderson

Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences-UWB

Jared Baeten

Vice Chair and Professor, Global Health; Professor, Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Professor, Epidemiology

Wendy Barrington

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Branden Born

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

Alan Borning

Professor Emeritus, Computer Science and Engineering

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; Endowed Chair, Labor Studies

Josephine Ensign

Professor, School of Nursing; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; Affiliate Faculty, Certificate Program in Public Scholarship

Derek Fulwiler

Director of Project Strategy and Communications, Population Health Initiative

Anne Goodchild

Director, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Master's Program; Adjunct Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering

Alexes Harris

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Bill Howe

Associate Professor, Information School; Director, UrbAnalytics Lab

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

Margaret O'Mara

Associate Professor, History; Adjunct Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Julian Olden

Associate Professor, School of Aquatic Fisheries and Sciences

Jennifer Otten

Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Services; Faculty Co-Director, Livable City Year

Gundula Proksch

Associate Professor, Architecture

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Sarah Quinn

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Jennifer Romich

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

Jeff Shulman

Professor, Foster School of Business

Sarah Stone

Co-Executive Director, UW eScience Institute

Anne Taufen

Associate Professor, Urban Studies-UWT; Faculty Director, Livable City Year

Rachel Vaughn

Executive Director, Center for Leadership and Social Resposibility, Milgard School of Business, University of Washington Tacoma

Rebecca J. Walter

Assistant Professor, Real Estate


The Urban@UW staffing team supports our projects and operations.

Becca Fogel

Communications Assistant

Emily Ho

Research and Coordination Assistant, Sound Communities Initiative

Jocine Velasco

Program Coordinator, Urban Environmental Justice Initiative