As an Affiliate Faculty member of UDP since 2008 I have had the pleasure of teaching a variety of courses including Neighborhood Planning, Affordable Housing Policy and Development, Real Estate Development Studio and Real Estate Competition Prep Class. I also regularly guest lecture in other classes.
My classroom approach is to use my forty years of experience in the public and private sectors to help students understand the realities of “real world” lessons in the context of an academic learning experience. I prefer case studies, current analyses and Internet resources as my reading choices over traditional textbooks and strive to create student engagement in the classroom.
While I do not do formal research, I am heavily engaged in Seattle’s affordable housing conversation and focus particularly on homelessness, condominium legislation reform, transit oriented development, incentive and inclusionary zoning issues and mixed income communities.
I am an active member of the Urban Land Institute and have chaired the ULI NW Technical Advisory Committee for the past five plus years. I also serve on a number of other Boards and Commissions and regularly engage in pro bono consulting for non-profit, faith based and for profit entities undertaking projects with a social purpose. I’ve also been an active member of the Professional’S Council for about ten years.