Faculty Affiliates Studying Built Environment

This page shows all SGCI Faculty Affiliates who have selected Built Environment as either a primary OR secondary Research Theme.

The SGCI uses six broadly-defined Core Research Themes, pictured at right, to better categorize UConn’s research capacity on topics involving cities.  Our Faculty Affiliates are grouped according to these six themes.  Affiliates self-select one primary Research Theme that best represents their research and scholarship, and — since cities-related research is often interdisciplinary — they typically select one or more secondary themes as well. 

Click on any Faculty Affiliate name to see a detailed profile, including contact information, research interests, recent cities-related publications, useful links, and more.  Use the links in the sidebar at left to browse SGCI Faculty Affiliates by last name or Research Theme.

You can learn more about the SGCI’s Faculty Affiliate program here.

List of People
 NameTitleEmail
Carol Atkinson-PalomboDirector, Environmental Studies Program
Associate Professor, Geography
carol.atkinson-palombo@uconn.edu
Juliana BarrettExtension Educator, Connecticut Sea Grant
juliana.barrett@uconn.edu
Mary BernsteinProfessor, Sociology
Mary.Bernstein@uconn.edu
Phil Birge-LibermanAssociate Professor-in-Residence, Urban and Community Studies
phil.birge-liberman@uconn.edu
Alexis BoylanDirector of Academic Affairs
UConn Humanities Institute Associate Professor, Art + Art History Department and Africana Studies Institute
alexis.boylan@uconn.edu
Sara BroninFaculty Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Law
Thomas F. Gallivan Chair in Real Property Law
sara.bronin@uconn.edu
Ross BuckProfessor, Department of Communication
ross.buck@uconn.edu
Scott CampbellAssociate Professor, English
scott.campbell@uconn.edu
Xiang (Peter) ChenAssistant Professor, Geography
xiang.chen@uconn.edu
Maria ChrysochoouDepartment Head and Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
maria.chrysochoou@uconn.edu
Jeffrey P. CohenProfessor, Real Estate and Finance at UCONN’s Center for Real Estate
Dean’s Ackerman Scholar, School of Business
jeffrey.cohen@business.uconn.edu
Andrew DeenerAssociate Professor, Sociology
andrew.deener@uconn.edu
Ken FooteDirector, Urban and Community Studies
Professor, Geography
ken.foote@uconn.edu
Mariana FragomeniMariana B. Alfonso FragomeniAssistant Professor, Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
mariana.fragomeni@uconn.edu
Kim M. GansProfessor, Human Development and Family Sciences
kim.gans@uconn.edu
Mark HealeyDepartment Head and Associate Professor, History
Faculty Affiliate, El Instituto
Mark.Healey@uconn.edu
Sungmin LeeAssistant Professor, Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
sungminlee@uconn.edu
Kerry L. MarshProfessor, Psychological Sciences
kerry.l.marsh@uconn.edu
Melanie NewportAssistant Professor, History, American Studies, Urban and Community Studies
melanie.newport@uconn.edu
James O’DonnellExecutive Director and Professor, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation
james.odonnell@uconn.edu
Sohyun ParkAssistant Professor, Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
sohyun.park@uconn.edu
Mark RobbinsProfessor, Department of Public Policy
mark.robbins@uconn.edu
Cathy J. Schlund-VialsDirector, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute
Professor, English and Asian and Asian American Studies
Cathy.Schlund-Vials@uconn.edu
Farhed A. ShahAssociate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics
farhed.shah@uconn.edu
Jennifer TerniAssociate Department Head and Associate Professor, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
jennifer.terni@uconn.edu
Nathaniel TrumbullAssociate Professor, Geography
trumbull@uconn.edu
Michael R. WilligExecutive Director, Institute of the Environment
Director, Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
michael.willig@uconn.edu
Robert H. WilsonDirector, Sustainable Global Cities Initiative
Visiting Professor, Department of Public Policy
robert.h.wilson@uconn.edu
Jin ZhuAssistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
jzhu@uconn.edu