Director of Outreach and Policy Studies
Co-Director of the RERC on Universal Design in the Built Environment
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo
Jordana Maisel, M.U.P is the Director of Outreach and Policy Studies at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA), located at the University at Buffalo. She also serves as a Co-Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Universal Design in the Built Environment at Buffalo and Director of the Dissemination and Training activities of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation (RERC-APT). Ms. Maisel is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning at UB. She holds a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University at Buffalo and a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial Engineering/Human Factors at the University at Buffalo.
As an urban planner, Ms. Maisel's interests include improving the built environment, fostering neighborhood development and revitalization, and developing public policy. Her current research includes projects on the effectiveness of universal design, policy and planning issues related to inclusive housing design strategies and streetscape design, and evidence based guidelines for universal design. She is the co-author of Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments (Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012). In addition, she is editor of the IDeA Center's E-Newsletter and is responsible for the monitoring and assessment of RERC programs.
Ms. Maisel also has professional experience with facility planning and project management in New York City.