Executive Committee

Urban@UW Fellows

Urban@UW Affiliates

Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee has founded and leads our strategic planning and relationship-building.

Thaisa Way

Thaisa Way
Director

  • Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Adjunct, Department of Architecture
  • Adjunct, Department of History
  • Faculty, Historic Preservation Certificate
Bill Howe

Bill Howe

  • Program Director and Faculty Chair, Data Science Masters Degree Program
  • Associate Director, eScience Institute
  • Associate Professor, Information School
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Margaret O’Mara

Margaret O’Mara

  • Associate Professor of History
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture
Scott W. Allard

Scott W. Allard

  • Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
  • Nonresident senior fellow Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program

Susan P. Kemp

Susan P. Kemp

  • Charles O. Cressey Endowed Professor, School of Social Work
Radha Poovendran

Radha Poovendran

  • Director, Network Security Lab
  • Professor and Chair, Electrical Engineering
  • Adjunct Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics

Fellows

Urban@UW Fellows are currently leading projects with Urban@UW.

Joe Casola

Joe Casola

  • Deputy Director, Climate Impacts Group
  • Principal Investigator, Climate/Equity collaboration between Climate Impacts Group, Urban@UW and Front and Centered
Sarah Elwood

Sarah Elwood

  • Professor, Department of Geography
  • Co-Director, Relational Poverty Network
  • Staff and Faculty Team, Critical Narratives project of Urban@UW’s Homelessness Research Initiative
Josephine Ensign

Josephine Ensign

  • Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
  • Affiliate Faculty, Certificate Program in Public Scholarship
  • Principal Investigator, Doorway Project of the Urban@UW Homelessness Research Initiative
Rachel Fyall

Rachel Fyall

Amy Hagopian

Amy Hagopian

  • Associate Professor, Health Services
  • Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Staff and Faculty Team, Critical Narratives project of Urban@UW’s Homelessness Research Initiative
Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly

Victoria Lawson

Victoria Lawson

  • Professor, School of Geography
  • Director, Honors College
  • Co-Director, Relational Poverty Network
  • Staff and Faculty Team, Critical Narratives project of Urban@UW’s Homelessness Research Initiative
Lynne Manzo

Lynne Manzo

Christine Stevens

Christine Stevens

  • Associate Professor, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, UW-Tacoma
  • Faculty Lead, Urban@UW Homelessness Research Initiative’s Survey Project
Rachel Vaughn

Rachel Vaughn

Affiliates

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

Marina Alberti

Marina Alberti

  • Director, Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Urban design & Planning
  • Director, Urban Ecology Research Lab
  • Professor, Urban Design & Planning
Christian Anderson

Christian Anderson

  • Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences-UWB
Jared Baeten

Jared Baeten

  • Director and Professor, Global Health
  • Professor, Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Professor, Epidemiology
Alan Borning

Alan Borning

  • Professor Emeritus, Computer Science and Engineering
Branden Born

Branden Born

Sara Jo Breslow

Sara Jo Breslow

  • Program Manager and Research Scientist, Center for Creative Conservation
Ryan Calo

Ryan Calo

  • Co-Director, Tech Policy Lab
  • Assistant Professor, School of Law
Sally Clark

Sally Clark

  • Director, Office of Regional & Community Relations at the University of Washington
Sara Curran

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

Kim England

  • Professor, Department of Geography
  • Adjunct Professor, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
Derek Fulwiler

Derek Fulwiler

  • Director of Project Strategy and Communications for Population Health
Alexes Harris

Alexes Harris

  • Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Vikram Jandhyala

Vikram Jandhyala

  • co-CEO Global Innovation Exchange
  • Vice President for Innovation Strategy
  • Executive Director, CoMotion
  • Director of Applied Computational Engineering Lab
  • Professor, Electrical Engineering
Justin Jesty

Justin Jesty

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages & Literature
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media
Emily Keller

Emily Keller

Joe Lott

Joe Lott

  • Director, Leadership in Higher Education
  • Faculty Director, Brotherhood Initiative
  • Associate Professor, College of Education
Greg Miller

Greg Miller

  • Chair and Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Julian Olden

Julian Olden

  • Associate Professor, School of Aquatic Fisheries and Sciences
Jennifer Otten

Jennifer Otten

  • Assistant Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Services
  • Faculty Co-Director, Livable City Year
Micaela Parker

Micaela Parker

Jennifer Romich

Jennifer Romich

  • Associate Professor, School of Social Work
  • Director, West Coast Poverty Center
Jeff Shulman

Jeff Shulman

  • Mario B. Ingersoll Professor Associate Professor, Foster School of Business
Sarah Stone

Sarah Stone

Anne Taufen Wessells

Anne Taufen Wessells

Staff

Jen Davison

Jen Davison

  • ​Program Manager, Urban@UW
Shahd Al Baz

Shahd Al Baz

  • ​Communications Assistant
Jean Ni

Jean Ni

  • Program Coordinator, Homelessness Initiative
Sara Jacobs

Sara Jacobs

Project manager, climate/equity project