Research & Scholarship Committee

The Research & Scholarship Committee leads ACSA’s efforts to support faculty in scholarly endeavors. The committee monitors and assesses ACSA programs involving peer review and recognition, and recommends actions to advocate for support for architectural research and scholarship.

Eric Wayne Ellis

Senior Director of Operations and Programs
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Washington, DC

Joyce Hwang

Director & Associate Professor
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Buffalo, NY

Shawn Rickenbacker

Director & Associate Professor
The City College of New York
New York, NY

Andrzej Zarzycki

Associate Professor
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ

Gundula Proksch

Associate Professor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Christine O. Theodoropoulos

California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA

2021-2022 Research & Scholarship Committee

Specific Charge

Advancing Scholarship on Equity and Justice in Built Environments.

The Research and Scholarship Committee is charged with continuing its work to strengthen and support architectural scholarship related to the intersection of social equity and justice in built environments.

Building from the data collection completed in 2020-21, the committee will identify case studies or exemplars for sharing with the ACSA membership and the public. It will determine the best means for developing content through these case studies, which might include sponsoring a poster session, written or oral interviews, summaries of work written by committee members, or other means. 

The committee will develop methods to present findings and invite feedback from ACSA members that includes an event for the annual meeting, and a written report collecting or summarizing the case study work and the 20-21 research with recommendations for the ACSA and schools of architecture including potential actions for 2023-25.