Jul 4(All day)
Aug 1(All day)Design Building 314
ACSP PhD workshop (Day 1)

Wednesday, August 1
Travel to Amherst

  • 1:00-1:30 Registration
  • 1:30-2:00 Overview & Introductions
  • 2:00-3:00 Presentation: Research Audience, Goal, Question, & Design
  • 3:00-3:15 Coffee Break
  • 3:15-5:30 Breakout Exercise: Research Questions & Design (Facilitated by Faculty)
  • 5:30-6:00 Break
  • 6:00-7:30 Dinner & Panel Discussion: Getting through the Dissertation
Aug 2(All day)Design Building 314
ACSP PhD workshop (Day 2)

Thursday, August 2

  • 8:00-8:30 Breakfast / Recap for the Day
  • 8:30-9:30 Group Discussion – Report Out on Research Design & Pandora’s Box*
  • 9:30-10:30 Presentation: Strategies for Selecting Appropriate Research Methods, Presentation of Findings
  • 10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
  • 11:45-Noon Breakout Exercise: Student Discussion of Research Proposals (Facilitated by Faculty) Session 1
  • Noon – 1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30-2:45 Breakout Exercise: Student Discussion of Research Proposals (Facilitated by Faculty) Session 2
  • 2:45-3:00 Coffee Break
  • 3:00-4:00 Group Discussion – Report Out & Pandora’s Box*
  • 4:00-5:00 Panel Discussion: Life After the Dissertation
  • Dinner on Your Own

* Pandora’s Box = Discussion allowing students to express and discuss concerns and anxieties as they conceive of or undertake their research.

Sep 3(All day)
Sep 4(All day)
Sep 5
4:30PM to 5:30PM
DB 170
Zube Lecture - Elsie Harper-Anderson

Elsie Harper-Anderson Assistant professor,  Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Harper-Anderson’s research examines the impact of macroeconomic transformation on regional economies and urban labor markets with a focus on social equity and sustainability concerns. Her recent work focuses on understanding entrepreneurial ecosystems and their impact on building inclusive economies. Her other scholarship has focused on understanding and enhancing the connection between workforce development and economic development. She serves on the advisory board for the City of Richmond’s Office of Community Wealth Building. Prior to academia, her work included significant experience evaluating economic development, workforce development and housing programs for local, state and federal agencies such as DOL,  EDA and HUD.  Dr. Harper-Anderson has also worked as a practitioner administering federal housing and economic development programs at the local level. She teaches courses related to economic development, labor markets and urban development policy.  Harper-Anderson is the recipient of the 2016 Wilder School Excellence in Teaching Award.

Sep 12
4:30PM to 5:30PM
Zube Lecture - Lara Roman

Lara Roman
Research Ecologist
US Forest Service Philadelphia Field Station

Sep 17(All day)
Last day to add or drop

any class with no record - Undergraduate, Graduate, Stockbridge, CPE

Sep 19
4:30PM to 5:30PM
DB 170
Sep 27
4:30PM to 5:30PM
DB 170
Zube Lecture - Tim Beatley

Tim Beatley
Biophilic Cities: Emerging Urban Models and Promise of a Global Movement

Oct 8(All day)
Oct 9(All day)
Oct 10
4:30PM to 5:30PM
Zube Lecture - Joseph Volpe

Landscape Design, Experience and Knowledge

Oct 31
4:30PM to 5:30PM
Nov 12(All day)