AUSTIN, Texas—Elizabeth Mueller, assistant professor of community and regional planning in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed director of the school’s Center for Sustainable Development.
Mueller holds master’s and doctor’s degrees in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley. She received a bachelor of science in foreign service in international economics from Georgetown University.
Prior to joining the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, Mueller held positions as an assistant professor of urban policy at the New School for Social Research and as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University.
Her research focuses on state and local affordable housing policy and politics in Texas. Mueller teaches courses on the history of city planning, affordable housing policy, community development, urban politics, qualitative research methods and research design.
“Liz brings an in-depth knowledge of key issues facing the world today including urbanization, the built environment, climate change, energy consumption and social equity,” said Fritz Steiner, dean of the School of Architecture. “These are issues our center focuses on and her expertise will help bolster the equity profile of the center to augment our strengths in the built environment.”
Mueller succeeds Kent Butler, who will continue to serve as associate dean for research and facilities.
For more information contact: Amy Maverick Crossette, School of Architecture, 512-573-1078.