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This event will feature four panelists from the CoA faculty and staff:

Dr. Nisha Botchwey

Nisha Botchwey joins the Georgia Institute of Technology School of City and Regional Planning as an Associate Professor in January 2012. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Virginia. Botchwey was an Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning and Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia since 2003 where she taught the first Healthy Communities course in the nation and launched the Built Environment and Public Health Curriculum website. Botchwey’s interdisciplinary research focuses on community led approaches to improve population health through built environment changes. Botchwey’s publications are in a variety of journals including the Journal of Planning Education and Research, IEEE, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Peer Review and she is coauthor on Health Impact Assessments in the USA (forthcoming 2012, Springer) with Catherine Ross and Marla Ornstein.  Botchwey serves on the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Governing Board, the National Academy for Environmental Design Research Committee on Design and Health, and the CDC Advisory Board. She is also recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Annie E Casey Foundation, NIH, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Educational Background
2011 - MPH, University of Virginia
2003 - PhD (City and Regional Planning), University of Pennsylvania
1999 - Master of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
1997 - BA (Environmental Science and Public Policy), Harvard University
Dr. Ellen Do, Associate AIA
Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Dr. Do was an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where she co-directed the CoDe Lab (Computational Design Laboratory). Her research interests include Intelligent Systems and Objects, Design Computing and Cognition, Physical and Ubiquitous Computing, Intuitive Design Interfaces, Sketch Understanding, Diagram Indexing and Retrieval, Computationally Enhanced Construction Kits and Toys, Architectural Robotics, Ambient Intelligence and Smart Living Technologies.
Professor Do is committed to building better design tools, from understanding the human intelligence involved in the design process and leading to the improvement of the interface with computers. Her research explores new modalities of communication, collaboration, and coordination, as well as the physical and virtual worlds that push the current boundaries of computing environments for design.

Professor Do has conducted empirical studies of design drawing and constructed computer software to support creative design and analysis. Her research work includes the development of freehand sketching, gesture and physical objects as an intuitive interface to knowledge based design systems, diagram indexing and retrieval to case-based systems, design cognition and creativity, visual analysis tools, 3D sketching for annotation and performance simulation,and the area of visual and spatial reasoning in education. These research efforts have been supported by NASA Space Grant, NSF IIS, CILT and CCLI.
She is a member of ACM, IEEE, ACADIA, and the AIA. She serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC, MultiScience) and Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AIEDAM, Cambridge University Press).

Ellen Dunham-Jones, AIA
Ellen Dunham-Jones is an award-winning licensed architect and professor teaching contemporary architectural and urban design studios and theory. As co-author with June Williamson of Retrofitting Suburbia; Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs (Wiley & Sons, 2009) her work has received significant media attention in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Design Magazine, Urban Land, Planning, Architectural Record, TEDx and other venues. The book received the 2009 PROSE award for architecture and urban planning from the American Association of Publishers and was featured in Time Magazine’s March 23, 2009 cover story, “10 ideas changing the world right now.”

She has published over 50 articles and 10 chapters in books, consults on urban design projects, and lectures widely. She serves as co-peer review editor for Places Journal and is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Congress for the New Urbanism.

She received undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from Princeton University and taught at UVA and MIT before joining Georgia Tech’s faculty to serve as Director of the Architecture Program from 2001-2009. In 2006-7 she was the Ax:son Johnson Visiting Professor in Sustainable Urbanism at LTH in Lund, Sweden and the 2010 Visiting Fellow in Sustainable Urban Development at SFU in Vancouver.

Educational Background
1980 – A.B. in architecture and planning, summa cum laude, Princeton University
1983 – M.Arch, Princeton University
Dr. Leslie Sharp, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Dr. Leslie Sharp is the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Outreach at the Georgia Tech College of Architecture, where she also teaches historic preservation. Sharp holds a Doctor of Philosophy in History of Technology from Georgia Tech. Her research explores the impact of technology on people and places within the framework of historic preservation and gender. Sharp came to Georgia Tech from Middle Tennessee State University, where she held a joint appointment as an associate research professor for the Center for Historic Preservation and History Department. At MTSU, she oversaw the graduate research assistants, managed the fieldwork projects, and taught American Architectural History and Architectural Survey courses. Sharp received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Georgia and her Master of Arts in History with an emphasis in Historic Preservation from Middle Tennessee State University. Currently, she is working on a project to document the Dixie Highway in Tennessee.
Educational Background:
Doctor of Philosophy, History of Technology with a Doctoral Minor in Architectural History, Georgia Institute of Technology (2004)
Master of Science in History of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology (2001)
Master of Arts in History with and Emphasis in Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University (1993)
Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Georgia (1989)


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