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IDeA Center Core Staff

  • Edward H. Steinfeld, Arch. D., AIA, R.A.
    Director
    Co-Director, RERC on Universal Design in the Built Environment
    Co-Director, RERC on Accessible Public Transportation
    Professor of Architecture, University at Buffalo
  • Danise Levine, M.Arch., AIA, R.A.
    Assistant Director
    Project Director, RERC on Universal Design in the Built Environment
  • Jordana Maisel, PhD
    Director of Outreach and Policy Studies
    Co-Director, RERC on Universal Design in the Built Environment
  • Heamchand Subryan, M.Arch., MFA.
    Design Research Associate
  • Jonathan White, M.Arch.
    Architectural Research and Design Associate
  • Brittany Perez, OTD, OTR/L
    Occupational Therapist
    Senior Research Associate
  • Karen Kim, M.Arch.
    Architectural Research Associate
  • Megan Basak, M.Arch.
    Architectural Research Associate

Research Team

  • James Lenker, Ph.D, OTR/L, ATP
    Co-Director, RERC on Universal Design in the Built Environment
    Project Director, RERC on Accessible Public Transportation
    Assistant Professor, Department Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Victor Paquet, Sc.D., M.S., AEP
    Project Director, RERC on Accessible Public Transportation
    Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Korydon Smith, Ed.D. and M.Arch.
    Associate Professor, Architecture, University at Buffalo
  • Beth Tauke , M.A., M.F.A.
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Associate Professor, Architecture, University at Buffalo
  • Sue Weidemann, Ph. D
    Adjunct Professor, Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo
    President of BOSTI Associates

Graduate Student Research Assistants

  • Xinhui Zhu(Industrial & Systems Engineering)
  • Molly Ranahan (Urban Planning)
  • Aditya Joshi (Industrial & Systems Engineering)
  • Elyse Skerker (Architecture)

Advisory Board (RERC on Universal Design in the Built Environment 2010)

  • Richard Duncan, MRP
    Executive Director of the RL Mace Universal Design Institute
  • Jon Sanford, MArch
    Director of the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
  • Diane Sprague
    Director of the "Lifetime Home Project"
  • Douglas J. Usiak, BS IAE
    Executive Director of Western New York Independent Living
  • Craig M. Vogel, MID
    Director of the Center for Design Research and Innovation

Advisory Board (RERC on Accessible Public Transportation)

  • Cathy Bodine, PhD
    Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Colorado at Denver
  • Dennis Cannon
    US Access Board Transportation Accessibility Specialist
  • Douglas J. Usiak, BS IAE
    Executive Director of Western New York Independent Living "Family of Agencies"
  • Dominic Marinelli
    Vice President of United Spinal Association's (USA) Accessibility Services
  • Kenneth Lin, AICP
    Senior Planning Manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
  • Linda van Roosmalen, PhD
    Assistant Professor at the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Mary Leary
    Director at the Easter Seals Office of Public Affairs

Collaborating Partners

  • David Feathers, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.
    Assistant Professor: Cornell University
  • Clive D'Souza, M.S. Ph.D. Candidate, University at Buffalo
    Researcher