Visiting Positions



Professor of Architecture, Yangon Technological University, Myanmar, 2015-16

Erasmus Mundus Scholar, PAR Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, 2011

Erasmus Mundus Scholar, Centre for Economic and International Studies (CEIS), University of Rome, Italy, 2011

Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India 2009-10

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, 2006-07

University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Summer 2007, 2011-14


At Ball State, he teaches international development from a global south-eastern vantage point, seminars on qualitative methods, social justice, planning in multicultural societies, and distressed cities. At Hong Kong Baptist University, he taught cultural landscapes, and subaltern and postcolonial studies and Asian urbanism. At Yangon Technological University he taught Asian urbanism and urbanity through a mapping of people's Yangon. At University of Moratuwa he taught urban political-economy, planning theory, and fieldwork.




Director, CapAsia, Ball State University, from 1999.
Developed and direct a biennial immersive-learning semester in Asia built upon two collaborative projects, “Planning to Learn” and “Building to Learn,” in two cities with leading schools in Asia.

Director, East Asia Summer Program, BSU, 2006-09
Curricularized the 15-year old Far East Field Trip and executed as a short immersive-learning program in China in 2006. Repeated in 2009.

Director of Asian Studies, Ball State University, 2003-06


Newly created

  • Qualitative Methods and Social Justice
  • International Development and Planning
  • Planning in Multicultural Societies
  • Distressed Cities
  • Cultural Studies, Subaltern Studies, and Postcolonial Urbanism

Newly structured

  • History of Urban Form
  • Theory of Urban Design
  • Cultural Landscapes
  • Planning Theory
  • Research Methods