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Board of Directors

August 2020 - August 2021

Sharmin Kader, Ph.D.


Houston, Texas

Claudia Bernasconi

Associate Professor + Director, Master of Architecture Program, University of Detroit Mercy

Shauna Mallory-Hill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty of Architecture at University of Manitoba

Robert Gifford, Ph.D.
Robert Gifford, Ph.D.

Board Member
Professor, Psychology and Environmental Studies, University of Victoria

Lesa Lorusso
Lesa Lorusso, Ph.D.

Board Member 
Healthcare Director, Research & Innovation, Gresham Smith

Carla Brisotto, Ph.D.

Board Member
Post-doctoral Associate, FIBER, University of Florida

Hui Cai, Ph.D.

Board Member
Associate Professor,
School of Architecture and Design,
University of Kansas

Renae Mantooth
Renae Mantooth

Board Member, Student Representative
Ph.D. Candidate, North Carolina State University

Ozlem Demir, Ph.D.

Board Member
Assistant Professor,
Amasya University, Turkey

Rich Wener, Ph.D.

Emeritus Board Member, Ex-Officio
Emeritus Professor,
Tandon School of Engineering,
New York University 

David de la Peña, Ph.D.

David de la Peña, Ph.D.

Board Member
Associate Professor + Program Director, University of California - Davis

Deni Ruggeri, Ph.D.

Deni Ruggeri, Ph.D.

Exec. Director

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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