Teaching

I currently teach food systems planning, geographic information systems (GIS), participatory planning, site planning, and urban design theory at the University of Oklahoma Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture.

Food Systems PlanningSPRING – Annually
University of Oklahoma – Regional + City Planning 4970/5970
This course provides students with a foundational understanding of the social, spatial, and environmental processes that influence food availability, access, and utilization in the United States. Students explore historical and contemporary trends in food systems as a means of engaging more critically the role of public health and planning professionals in remedying inequitable patterns of food insecurity diet-related health outcomes.

Geographic Information Systems for Land Use PlanningFALL – Annually
University of Oklahoma – Regional + City Planning 4463/5463
This course provides students with a foundational understanding of the processes that document and depict spatial relationships of the social, environmental, and physical aspects of land use. Students explore trends in cartography and geographic information systems as a means of using maps as a tool of investigation and communication of contemporary planning issues.

Participatory Planning MethodsSPRING – Irregular 
University of Oklahoma – Regional + City Planning 5970
This course provides students from planning related disciplines with a foundational understanding of processes and methods used to engage communities in discussions about the social, environmental, and physical aspects of neighborhood change. Students explore both historical and contemporary trends in public participation as a means thinking more critically about the role of planning professionals and the public in analyzing, designing, creating, and sustaining place-based interventions.

Site PlanningSPRING – Annually
University of Oklahoma – Regional + City Planning 5513
This course provides students with a foundational understanding of social, ecological, and physical conditions that influence the design of the built environment. Students explore historical and contemporary trends in site planning to think more critically about the design of human settlements.

Urban Design TheoryFALL – Annually 
University of Oklahoma Architecture/Landscape Architecture/Regional + City Planning 6643
This course provides students from design related disciplines with a foundational understanding of theories about the design, creation, and maintenance of the physical environment. Students explore historical and contemporary trends in social theory as a means of engaging more critically the physical design of the built environment.

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