Kristen Day has been appointed professor and Department Head in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Day is an expert in urban policy planning strategies that promote equity and well-being and comes to us from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) where she was a Professor in the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design.
Dr. Day's research examines urban policy and planning strategies to increase physical activity in cities and would allow those cities to become more hospitable for immigrant populations. Currently, Dr. Day is working on developing and testing transformative solutions, through the use of technology to address urban inequality, which would leverage New York City as a learning laboratory that links sustainability, health as well as other issues.
Dr. Day has authored many journal papers and book chapters. She also brings significant administrative experience, having served as UCI's Director of Engagement, Chair of the Environmental Design and Research Association, and a fellow for the American Council on Education where she worked with the President of California State Polytechnic University on strategic planning projects. Her administrative experience, coupled with her expertise in urban policy and planning strategies, will be key as she leads the transformation of the Humanities and Social Sciences department.
Dr. Day holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a B.S in Psychology from Michigan State University.