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Thursday, October 15 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Learning Space Design for the Ethnically Diverse Undergraduate Classroom LIMITED

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans under the age of 18 will be majority non-white by 2018. This demographic already exists in 10 states plus the District of Columbia. But ethnically diverse classes have never been the subject of learning space research, until now. Our study examines, will a change in student demographic impact the socialized community of learners that is the essence of the undergraduate active learning classroom? This session will present findings from ground breaking research, funded by an AIA Upjohn research grant. It will provide evidence for the design of the next generation of learning spaces that will improve the performance of the future ethnically diverse American classroom.


Mary Anne Akers

Dean and Professor, Morgan State University
Mary Anne Alabanza Akers is Dean and Professor of the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University. She received a Ph.D. in Social Science-Urban Planning from Michigan State University | In 1991. Dr. Akers’ research focuses on the impact of the built environment on street vendors, college students, homeless people, and other populations, as well as the cultural and social aspects of design. | She has over 50 publications... Read More →

Christine Hohmann

Christine Hohmann is a developmental neuroscientist (Morgan State University), who received her Ph.D. from Brown University in Neuroscience in 1985 and completed her postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, where she subsequently was appointed as Assistant Professor. Since 1993, Dr. Hohmann has served on the faculty of the Biology Department at Morgan State University (MSU). Her research focuses on the development of... Read More →

Thursday October 15, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
02 - Rhythms Sheraton Hotel