M. Christine Boyer, PhD., Professor of Urbanism
William R Kenan Jr Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Princeton University School of Architecture. She received her PhD at MIT in 1972. She is currently Professor of Architecture and Urban History at Princeton University and involved in PhD teaching and MSc. She is a visiting professor to the DSD.
George Baird, PhD, Professor of Architecture
Dean and Professor of the University of Toronto, Canada. In 1993 he joined the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he was appointed G. Ware Travelstead professor of architecture in 1996 and where he taught design studio and theory. He served as director of the MArch I (professional) and MArch II (post-professional) degree programs until 2004, returning to Toronto to become Dean. He established his practice George Baird Architect and Associates in Toronto in 1972.
Joan Busquets , dr., Professor of Urbanism
Professor in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Design School. Joan Busquets is the first Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design at the GSD. Prior to joining the GSD faculty, Busquets was Professor of Town Planning in the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona from 1979 until 2002.
K. Michael Hays, PhD., Professor, Architecture Theory
Eliot Noyes Professor of Architecture Theory at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He received his Master of Architecture in Advanced Studies from MIT in 1979, and a PhD at MIT in 1990. Hays has played a central role in the development of architectural theory in North America and his work is internationally known. His research and scholarship have to date focused on the areas of European modernism and critical theory as well as on theoretical issues in contemporary architectural practice. He is a visiting professor to the DSD in 2005.
Saskia Sassen, PhD., Professor of Sociology
Roberst S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, She is also Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages. She has served as co-director of the Economy Section of the Global Chicago Project, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Urban Data Sets, a Member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and Chair of the newly formed Information Technology, International Cooperation and Global Security Committee of the SSRC.
Edward W. Soja, PhD., Professor of Political Geography
Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA. He is also a Professor at the London School of Economics. Professor Soja teaches in the Regional and International Development (RID) area of Urban Planning and also teaches courses in urban political economy and planning theory. After starting his academic career as a specialist on Africa, Dr. Soja has focused his research and writing over the past 20 years on urban restructuring in Los Angeles and more broadly on the critical study of cities and regions.
Anthony Vidler, PhD., Professor of Architecture
Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of the Arts and Sciences in New York. He joined the faculty of Architecture of Princeton University in 1965, where he chaired the PhD Committee from 1973 to 1993, he served as Director of the interdisciplinary Program in European Cultural Studies and is visiting professor to the DSD.