PhD Program Faculty

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

  • Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah
    Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, associate professor of urban and regional planning, is a prolific scholar with interests in water governance and determinations of the appropriate institutional frameworks for dealing with water issues.
  • Kelly Gregg
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    231 Hayes Hall
    (716) 829-3520
  • Daniel B. Hess
    Professor Daniel Hess's research is addressing interactions between housing, transportation, land use, and other public concerns. He develops new pathways for understanding the complex socio-economic and ethnic landscape of cities and spatial inequalities. He also explores equal access to resources from urban neighborhoods, focusing especially on the changes in gay neighborhoods and the LGBTQ+ population diffuses to other metropolitan locations.
  • Alexandra Judelsohn
    Assistant Professor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning - 232 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-5878
  • Jordana Maisel
    Jordana Maisel works at the intersection of research, teaching and practice as assistant professor of urban planning and research director for the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center).
  • Kate Nelischer
    Kate Nelischer joined the School of Architecture and Planning in 2022 as assistant professor of urban planning, bringing research and teaching experience that will foster connections across real estate development and urban planning in the study of smart cities and planning and development governance.
  • JiYoung Park
    Associate Professor JiYoung Park’s research interests are urban economics and transportation modeling as applied to natural and man-made environmental and security problems.
  • Samina Raja
    Samina Raja is an international expert in planning and policy for sustainable food systems and healthy communities. She is professor of urban planning, principal investigator of UB's Food Lab and associate dean for research and inclusive excellence.
  • Robert Silverman
    Robert Silverman applies urban planning to the study of the non-profit sector, the role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods, education reform, shrinking cities, and inequality in inner city housing markets.
  • Ernest Sternberg
    Professor Sternberg studies the relationship between planning theory and planning practice and has strong interests in the intellectual history of planning thought.
  • Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.
    Professor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning - Hayes Hall 330A - (716) 829-5458
  • Li Yin
    Associate Professor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning - Hayes Hall 331 - (716) 829-5883

Department of Architecture

  • Anahita Khodadadi
    Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture - 320 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-5879 
  • Conrad Kickert
    Associate Professor
    Department of Architecture - Hayes Hall 213 - 716-829-5330
  • Nicholas Rajkovich
    Nicholas B. Rajkovich, assistant professor of architecture, investigates the intersection of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation to climate change. He directs UB's Resilient Buildings Lab.
  • Daniela Sandler
    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture, Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, School of Architecture and Planning - 216 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-3705
  • Korydon Smith
    Korydon Smith is professor and chair of architecture at UB and co-director of UB's Community for Global Health Equity. He works across disciplines to build design solutions for those who have been traditionally marginalized from decisions about the design of their built environment.
  • Hadas Steiner
    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture - Hayes Hall 215 - (716) 829-5888
  • Edward Steinfeld
    Edward Steinfeld, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Architecture and director of the IDEA Center, has been a trailblazer in the field of inclusive design since the 1970s. He believes architecture should, first and foremost, benefit the people who use buildings, and make a positive contribution to the community.
  • Kristine Stiphany
    Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    Director Design with Resilient Environments Lab
    Director MArch / MUP Program - 335 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-5985
  • Despina Stratigakos
    Professor - Department of Architecture -  323 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-5893