The Center for Housing & Urban Development is led by a small leadership team. CHUD also connects faculty across Texas A&M University through our faculty fellow program. Students who conduct research through the center can apply to be doctoral fellows.

Join the Center for Housing & Urban Development

If you are interested in becoming a fellow or affiliate with the center, please contact us at 979.862.4320 or


Galen Newman
Director, Lead for the GRIDD Unit
Research Interests: Urban regeneration; land use science; spatial analytics; urban flood resilience

Wei Li
Executive Associate Director, Program lead for the Smart Cities Program
Research Interests: Planning for smart and connected communities; societal impacts of autonomous vehicles; sustainable and active transportation; environmental economics

Xinyue Ye
Associate Director, Lead for the Urban Informatics Unit
Research Interests: Geospatial artificial intelligence; big data; smart cities; urban computing

Jaimie Masterson
Associate Director of Outreach
Research Interests: Community engagement; plan evaluation; government & public policy; research communication; environmental justice

Shannon Van Zandt
Senior Fellows, Program Lead for the Fair and Affordable Housing Program
Research Interests: Coastal resilience; social vulnerability to disasters; low-income housing; environmental equity

CHUD Fellows

Center for Housing and Urban Development Senior Fellows

  • Randy Birdwell

College of Architecture Fellows

  • Gabriela Campagnol
  • John Thomas Cooper Jr.
  • Mark J. Clayton
  • Charles H. Culp
  • Diedra Davis
  • Edelmiro F. Escamilla, Jr.
  • Jose L. Fernandez-Solis
  • Cecilia Giusti
  • Wei Li
  • June Martin
  • Jaimie Masterson

  • Forster Ndubisi
  • Galen Newman
  • Michael O’Brien
  • Walter Gillis Peacock
  • George O. Rogers
  • Andrea Roberts
  • James Michael Tate
  • Shannon Van Zandt
  • Jorge Vanegas
  • Xinyue Ye
  • Xuemei Zhu

Interdisciplinary Fellows

  • Ann O’M. Bowman
  • Mark Fossett
  • David Matarrita-Cascante
  • Marlynn May

Doctoral Fellows

  • Wayne Day