College of Architecture and Planning Leadership

Dean and Associate Dean


Jennifer Steffel Johnson

Jennifer Steffel Johnson PhD

Assistant Professor CTT & Associate Chair
  • Urban and Regional Planning Department

My previous work experience includes being the Senior Policy Analyst for the Partnership for Working Families, the Director of Cooperative Education for the College of Engineering and Technology at Northern Arizona University, and the Assistant Director of Housing Programs for a Washington, D.C.-area non-profit organization. Additionally, I have been a professional academic copy editor for nearly two decades, including being the staff copy editor for the University of Colorado’s Children, Youth and Environments journal. Prior to working at CU Denver, I taught many courses (ranging from AutoCAD to Environment and Behavior) at Northern Arizona University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.



Courses

MOST RECENT COURSES

  • Urban Housing
  • Community Development
  • Social Justice in Planning


Areas of Expertise

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Affordable housing, social justice, diverse communities, mixed-income housing, community development, experiential education

Education, Licensure & Certifications

DEGREES HELD

  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in interior design and housing economics, Cornell University
  • Master’s degree in the Architecture of Affordable Homes, McGill University
  • PhD in Design and Planning, University of Colorado Denver (Dissertation: “Mixed-Income Housing: A Conceptual Model and Critical Discourse Analysis”)

Assistant Deans


Jennifer Steffel Johnson

Jennifer Steffel Johnson PhD

Assistant Professor CTT & Associate Chair
  • Urban and Regional Planning Department

My previous work experience includes being the Senior Policy Analyst for the Partnership for Working Families, the Director of Cooperative Education for the College of Engineering and Technology at Northern Arizona University, and the Assistant Director of Housing Programs for a Washington, D.C.-area non-profit organization. Additionally, I have been a professional academic copy editor for nearly two decades, including being the staff copy editor for the University of Colorado’s Children, Youth and Environments journal. Prior to working at CU Denver, I taught many courses (ranging from AutoCAD to Environment and Behavior) at Northern Arizona University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.



Courses

MOST RECENT COURSES

  • Urban Housing
  • Community Development
  • Social Justice in Planning


Areas of Expertise

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Affordable housing, social justice, diverse communities, mixed-income housing, community development, experiential education

Education, Licensure & Certifications

DEGREES HELD

  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in interior design and housing economics, Cornell University
  • Master’s degree in the Architecture of Affordable Homes, McGill University
  • PhD in Design and Planning, University of Colorado Denver (Dissertation: “Mixed-Income Housing: A Conceptual Model and Critical Discourse Analysis”)

Department of Architecture


Jennifer Steffel Johnson

Jennifer Steffel Johnson PhD

Assistant Professor CTT & Associate Chair
  • Urban and Regional Planning Department

My previous work experience includes being the Senior Policy Analyst for the Partnership for Working Families, the Director of Cooperative Education for the College of Engineering and Technology at Northern Arizona University, and the Assistant Director of Housing Programs for a Washington, D.C.-area non-profit organization. Additionally, I have been a professional academic copy editor for nearly two decades, including being the staff copy editor for the University of Colorado’s Children, Youth and Environments journal. Prior to working at CU Denver, I taught many courses (ranging from AutoCAD to Environment and Behavior) at Northern Arizona University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.



Courses

MOST RECENT COURSES

  • Urban Housing
  • Community Development
  • Social Justice in Planning


Areas of Expertise

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Affordable housing, social justice, diverse communities, mixed-income housing, community development, experiential education

Education, Licensure & Certifications

DEGREES HELD

  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in interior design and housing economics, Cornell University
  • Master’s degree in the Architecture of Affordable Homes, McGill University
  • PhD in Design and Planning, University of Colorado Denver (Dissertation: “Mixed-Income Housing: A Conceptual Model and Critical Discourse Analysis”)

Department of Landscape Architecture


Jennifer Steffel Johnson

Jennifer Steffel Johnson PhD

Assistant Professor CTT & Associate Chair
  • Urban and Regional Planning Department

My previous work experience includes being the Senior Policy Analyst for the Partnership for Working Families, the Director of Cooperative Education for the College of Engineering and Technology at Northern Arizona University, and the Assistant Director of Housing Programs for a Washington, D.C.-area non-profit organization. Additionally, I have been a professional academic copy editor for nearly two decades, including being the staff copy editor for the University of Colorado’s Children, Youth and Environments journal. Prior to working at CU Denver, I taught many courses (ranging from AutoCAD to Environment and Behavior) at Northern Arizona University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.



Courses

MOST RECENT COURSES

  • Urban Housing
  • Community Development
  • Social Justice in Planning


Areas of Expertise

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Affordable housing, social justice, diverse communities, mixed-income housing, community development, experiential education

Education, Licensure & Certifications

DEGREES HELD

  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in interior design and housing economics, Cornell University
  • Master’s degree in the Architecture of Affordable Homes, McGill University
  • PhD in Design and Planning, University of Colorado Denver (Dissertation: “Mixed-Income Housing: A Conceptual Model and Critical Discourse Analysis”)

Department of Urban and Regional Planning


Jennifer Steffel Johnson

Jennifer Steffel Johnson PhD

Assistant Professor CTT & Associate Chair
  • Urban and Regional Planning Department

My previous work experience includes being the Senior Policy Analyst for the Partnership for Working Families, the Director of Cooperative Education for the College of Engineering and Technology at Northern Arizona University, and the Assistant Director of Housing Programs for a Washington, D.C.-area non-profit organization. Additionally, I have been a professional academic copy editor for nearly two decades, including being the staff copy editor for the University of Colorado’s Children, Youth and Environments journal. Prior to working at CU Denver, I taught many courses (ranging from AutoCAD to Environment and Behavior) at Northern Arizona University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.



Courses

MOST RECENT COURSES

  • Urban Housing
  • Community Development
  • Social Justice in Planning


Areas of Expertise

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Affordable housing, social justice, diverse communities, mixed-income housing, community development, experiential education

Education, Licensure & Certifications

DEGREES HELD

  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in interior design and housing economics, Cornell University
  • Master’s degree in the Architecture of Affordable Homes, McGill University
  • PhD in Design and Planning, University of Colorado Denver (Dissertation: “Mixed-Income Housing: A Conceptual Model and Critical Discourse Analysis”)

Program Directors


Jennifer Steffel Johnson

Jennifer Steffel Johnson PhD

Assistant Professor CTT & Associate Chair
  • Urban and Regional Planning Department

My previous work experience includes being the Senior Policy Analyst for the Partnership for Working Families, the Director of Cooperative Education for the College of Engineering and Technology at Northern Arizona University, and the Assistant Director of Housing Programs for a Washington, D.C.-area non-profit organization. Additionally, I have been a professional academic copy editor for nearly two decades, including being the staff copy editor for the University of Colorado’s Children, Youth and Environments journal. Prior to working at CU Denver, I taught many courses (ranging from AutoCAD to Environment and Behavior) at Northern Arizona University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.



Courses

MOST RECENT COURSES

  • Urban Housing
  • Community Development
  • Social Justice in Planning


Areas of Expertise

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Affordable housing, social justice, diverse communities, mixed-income housing, community development, experiential education

Education, Licensure & Certifications

DEGREES HELD

  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in interior design and housing economics, Cornell University
  • Master’s degree in the Architecture of Affordable Homes, McGill University
  • PhD in Design and Planning, University of Colorado Denver (Dissertation: “Mixed-Income Housing: A Conceptual Model and Critical Discourse Analysis”)