Faculty

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Ben F. Bigelow

Assistant Professor Graduate Program Coordinator Holder of George W. Seagraves '80 Faculty Fellowship in Residential Construction Center for Housing and Urban Development Fellow

Department of Construction Science - Administration, Department of Construction Science, Center for Housing and Urban Development

Francis Hall 208B
bbigelow@arch.tamu.edu

979.458.4457

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John Thomas Cooper Jr.

Associate Professor of Practice, Texas Target Communities Director

Texas Target Communities, Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, Center for Housing and Urban Development

Scoates Hall 121
jcooper@arch.tamu.edu

979.862.2272

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Charles Culp

PE, LEED-AP, FASHRAE Professor Associate Director, Energy Systems Laboratory

Department of Architecture, Center for Health Systems & Design, Center for Housing and Urban Development

Langford A127
cculp@tamu.edu

979.458.3600

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Edelmiro Escamilla

Assistant Instructional Professor

Department of Construction Science, Center for Housing and Urban Development

Francis Hall 329A
eescamilla@arch.tamu.edu

979.845.4226

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Michael O'Brien

Professor

Department of Architecture, Center for Housing and Urban Development

Langford A 441
mjobrien@tamu.edu

979.845.6719

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Phillip J. Tabb

Professor, holder of the Liz and Nelson Mitchell Professorship in Residential Design

Department of Architecture, Center for Housing and Urban Development

Langford A418
ptabb@arch.tamu.edu

979.845.7065

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Shannon S. Van Zandt, AICP

Associate Professor Assistant Department Head, Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning Director, Center for Housing & Urban Development Coordinator, Master of Urban Planning Nicole & Kevin Youngblood Professor of Residential Land Development

Texas Target Communities, Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, Center for Housing and Urban Development

Scoates Hall 120
svanzandt@tamu.edu

979.458.1223

Drawing from across campus, the center brings together urban planning, architects, landscape architects, construction scientists, political scientists, sociologists, engineers, and others to address problems of the built environment. 

The Faculty fellows actively engage in scholarship or engagement related to the mission of CHUD.  Together, the faculty fellows define the substance of CHUD through their individual and collaborative activities.  

Faculty Fellows

  • Ben Bigelow
  • Geoffrey Booth
  • Elise Bright
  • Gabriela Campagnol
  • Mark Clayton
  • John Cooper
  • Charles Culp
  • Edelmiro Escamilla
  • Jose Fernandez-Solis
  • Cecilia Giusti
  • Peter Lang
  • Ming-Han Li
  • June Martin
  • Galen Newman
  • Michael O’Brien
  • Walter Gillis Peacock
  • Carla Prater
  • George Rogers
  • Jesse Saginor
  • Mardelle Shepley
  • Phill Tabb
  • Xuemei Zhu
  • Mark Fossett (College of Liberal Arts, SOCI)
  • Verna Keith (College of Liberal Arts, SOCI)
  • David Matarrita (College of Life Sciences, RPTS)
  • Marlynn May (School of Rural Public Health)
  • Jorge Vanegas (Dean, College of Architecture)
  • Forster Ndubisi (Department Head, Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning)