Position Title
Vice Provost and Professor

Department of Human Ecology
Public Scholarship and Engagement
Office of the Provost Executive Vice Chancellor


Michael is Vice Provost of Public Scholarship and Professor of Urban Design in the Department of Human Ecology. Michael’s research has focused on spatial governance, community engagement, and placemaking. He has published broadly in the fields of architecture, community development, landscape architecture, and planning, and has co-edited several books including Diálogos: Placemaking in Latino Communities (2013) and Community Development and Democratic Practice (2017).