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Faculty Advisory Committee

The JCHS Faculty Advisory Committee is appointed annually by the Dean of the Graduate School of Design and is chaired by the Center’s Managing Director. The purpose of the committee is to provide insight and guidance to the Joint Center and the Dean regarding the pursuit of the Center’s mission through its research, education, and outreach activities. The diversity of intellectual focus among the committee members is central to furthering the Joint Center’s role in fostering housing-related research and education across the University.

Sai Balakrishnan

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Sai Balakrishnan has worked as an urban planner in the United States, India, and the United Arab Emirates, as a consultant to the UN-HABITAT in Nairobi, Kenya, and has served as a Research Fellow at the Land Governance Laboratory (LGLab), a Cambridge-based not-for-profit organisation which studies and disseminates tools for inclusive land resource allocation in rapidly urbanising countries.

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Diane Davis

Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism
Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Trained as a sociologist, Davis’s research interests include the relations between urbanization and national development, comparative urban governance, socio-spatial practice in conflict cities, and new territorial manifestations of sovereignty.

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Gareth Doherty

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Senior Research Associate

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Gareth Doherty’s research and teaching focus on the intersections between landscape architecture, urbanism, and anthropology. His newest book, Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State, was published in 2017 by the University of California Press.

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Jenny French

Design Critic in Architecture

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Jenny French is a founding partner of French 2D, an architecture studio based in Boston, in 2008. The firm’s work addresses the intersection of architecture, storytelling, and society, examples of which can be found in many built and experimental projects. Recent and current projects include a 180-unit microhousing building in Boston, a Cohousing community in greater Boston, and large scale graphic work.

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Chris Reed

Co-Director, Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design Degree Program; Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Chris Reed is is an internationally recognized figure in the fields of landscape and urbanism, most recently involved in major re-visioning strategies for downtown Dallas and its riverfront; for derelict refinery and port sites along the lakefront in Mississauga, Canada; for the city of Detroit; for new waterfront developments in Shanghai and Green Bay...

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Julie Boatright Wilson

Harry S. Kahn Senior Lecturer in Social Policy

Harvard Kennedy School

Julie Boatright Wilson is the Faculty co-Chair of two Harvard Kennedy School executive programs: Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (joint with Harvard Business School) and Leading Successful Social Programs: Using Evidence to Assess Effectiveness. Her teaching and research focuses on poverty policy, family policy, and child welfare and juvenile justice issues.

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Faculty Affiliates

 

Faculty from across the university who have either received funding from our Student Research Support Program (SRSP) or have other close ties to the Center (through the teaching of housing-related courses, etc.).

James Carras

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

Esme Caramello

Faculty Director, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
Clinical Professor of Law 
Harvard Law School

David J. Deming

Professor of Education and Economics Harvard Graduate School of Education

Daniel D’Oca

Associate Professor in Practice of Urban Planning Harvard Graduate School of Design

Ann Forsyth

Professor of Urban Planning Harvard Graduate School of Design

Edward Glaeser

Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Jennifer L. Hochschild

Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government Professor of African and African American Studies Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Michael Hooper

Associate Professor of Urban Planning Harvard Graduate School of Design

Grace La

Professor of Architecture Harvard Graduate School of Design

Rahul Mehrotra

Professor of Urban Design and Planning Harvard Graduate School of Design

Robert J. Sampson

Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Harvard Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Mario L. Small

Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology Harvard Faculty of Arts & Sciences

John Spengler

Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

James Stockard

Lecturer in Housing Studies Graduate School of Design

Bing Wang

Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment Harvard Graduate School of Design

Julie Wilson

Harry S. Kahn Senior Lecturer in Social Policy Harvard Kennedy School

Gary Adamkiewicz

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities Department of Environmental Health Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Lizabeth Cohen

Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Peter Rowe

Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Harvard Graduate School of Design Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor

Devah Pager

Professor of Sociology, Harvard Faculty of Arts & Sciences Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

K. Michael Hays

Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory, Harvard Graduate School of Design