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SA+P Welcomes New Faculty

The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) would like to welcome four new faculty to our family:

Dr. Jason Charalambides will be teaching primarily in the Graduate Program in Architecture. He is a professional engineering and registered architect. His research interests include Concrete Design, Steel Design, Statics and Strength of Materials,  Computer and Numerical Methods for the Built Environment Professionals, Building Technology and Solar Energy Controls, Building Materials and Methods, and Real Estate Project Management.  He has taught at University of Wisconsin-Stout, California State University at Fresno, Frederick Institute of Technology, and University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Samia Rab Kirchner is an architect and educator, serving on the Board of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster and the editorial board of the Journal of Arabian Study (JAS, University of Exeter). She has taught at three universities (American University of Sharjah, University of Hawaii and Georgia Institute of Technology) while pursuing urban design projects in port cities across the world. Dr. Kirchner is currently working on her book project (Designing Culture in the 21st Century) that integrates conservation ethics in architectural and urban design. Dr. Kirchner will be teaching primarily in the Undergraduate Program in Architecture and Environmental Design (BSAED).

Dr. Hyeon-Chic Shin is joining the City and Regional Planning faculty from Morgan’s National Transportation Center (NTC), where he served as the Associate Research Professor. His teaching interests include Urban transportation planning, Quantitative planning method, Public policy analysis, Public policy formulation, and Statistics. Dr. Shin holds his Master’s Degree in Planning from University of Akron and his Doctorate degree from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mr. Isaac Williams has over ten years of experience as a practicing architect. He currently is a principal and Senior Designer at Fielding Nair International. His expertise in school design and learning spaces has been recognized nationally and internationally. His academic background includes an assistant professor position at the University of Maryland-College Park’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.  While at College Park, he has taught several study abroad programs throughout the world including Dubai, Rome, Copenhagen, and Helsinki.