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Architecture Faculty

The faculty in the School of Architecture are as diverse as the student body. Representing three continents and with more than 300 years of combined teaching experience, the faculty will teach students to think critically about the built environment and architecture.

Robert Anderson, Instructor

Architecture

Since the summer of 2000, Rob has been in the architectural practice and resides in the St. Louis Metro East area. His lecturer appointment at SIUC began in the fall of 2018. Prior to this appointment, he participated in the first cohort of the distance-based Master of Architecture program at SIUC and completed in 2014. His passion to help bridge the practice and academia began while serving in a series of leadership roles within the American Institute of Architects. Rob’s enthusiasm and involvement were instrumental in the creation of the online Master of Architecture program at SIUC.



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Phone: 618-453-3734
Email: Architect1122@gmail.com

Craig Anz, PhD, Interim Director and Professor

Architecture & Interior Design

In addition to his extensive research and courses taught, Dr. Anz provides guidance for thesis students. He is also active in the community, volunteering with local non-profit organizations such as Carbondale Main Street for spatial projects.



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Craig Anz

Phone: 618-453-1131
Email: canz@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 416
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Mehdi Ashayeri, PhD, Assistant Professor

Architectural Studies

Mehdi Ashayeri is an architect, engineer, researcher, and educator. He earned his Ph.D. in Architecture, Technologies of the Built Environment, at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).



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Phone: 618-453-2513
Fax: 618-453-1129
Email: mehdi.ashayeri@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 410

Sheila Baysinger Hensley, Associate Professor of Practice

Architecture & Interior Design

Sheila Baysinger Hensley, Principal at BHDG Architects and owner of Baysinger Design Group, guides SIU students through professional practices as they near completion of architectural and interior design degrees. In addition to her extensive design work, she also holds a Juris Doctorate from SIU School of Law.



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Sheila Baysinger Hensley

Phone: 618-453-4787
Email: slbav@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 107

Michael Brazley, PhD, Associate Professor

Architecture & Interior Design

A licensed architect in four states, Dr. Brazley earned his Ph.D. in Urban and Public Affairs and pursues ongoing research in cyber-learning and minimizing the gender gap in STEM fields, among other interests.



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Michael Brazley

Phone: 618-453-1120
Email: mdbraz7@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 417

Michael Carney, Assistant Lecturer, AIA, NCARB, ALA

Architecture

Michael has been working in the Architectural Profession for over 21 years establishing Studio Carney Architecture, Inc. in 2014



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Michael Carney

Phone: 847-648-2337
Email: michael.carney@siu.edu

Jon Daniel Davey, PhD, Professor

Architecture & Interior Design

In addition to teaching, for the last 25 years, Professor Davey has served as program director of Kid Architecture, a workshop series for young people ages 9-18. The workshops deal with the design of the built environment with special interest in architecture and interior design. To date, there have been 150 workshops nationwide. As Travel/Study program director, he has developed and conducted 65 travel/study programs to Europe, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, India and Cuba.



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Jon Davey

Phone: 618-453-1108
Email: jdavey@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 404

Rolando Gonzalez-Torres, PhD, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor

Architecture & Interior Design

Architect and educator with more than 25 years of experience of teaching on higher education centers in Mexico, Spain and the USA. He received a PhD in architecture from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona Tech); a Master of Arts in Education from Western Kentucky University; a Master of Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University; and a Bachelor of Architecture from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, México.



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Rolando Gonzalez Torres

Phone: 618-453-1982
Email: rgonzalez@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 406
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Qian (Jenny) Huang, PhD, Associate Professor

Architecture

Dr. Huang earned her law degree and bar certification in China, concentrating her master's studies on Building Construction Law, Contract and Practice. After working on several public transportation projects for the Tianjin Central Government, she moved to the United States and earned a doctorate in Building Construction Management from Purdue University (2016).



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Quian Huang

Phone: 618-453-1254
Email: qhuang@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 130A
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Kirk Irwin, Instructor

Architecture

I am a licensed architect with thirty years of professional experience mostly in Chicago. During this time, I also taught part-time at schools in the Chicago area and London. I divide my time between Edinburgh, Scotland where I am completing my PhD in architectural history at the University of Edinburgh and Chicago.



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Phone: 618-453-3734
Email: james.irwin@siu.edu

Farshad Kheiri, PhD, Assistant Professor

Architecture

Farshad Kheiri, Ph.D., LEED AP BD+C, joined SIUC as an assistant professor in 2021. His research focus lies in the areas of the analysis, design, and optimization of energy-efficient buildings, performance-driven generative building design, building environmental systems, and building automation systems and controls.



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Farshad Kheiri

Phone: 618-453-1127
Email: farshad.kheiri@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 407

Shannon McDonald, Associate Professor

Architecture & Interior Design

Professor McDonald has taught at many Universities around the country exploring these issues, writing extensively on this topic and has written a book: The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form. An exhibit based on the book was on display at the National Building Museum. She has also practiced architecture with a focus on public buildings. She is licensed in four states, LEED and NCARB certified.



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Shannon McDonald

Phone: 618-453-1126
Email: smcdonald@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 137
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Christopher Post, Assistant Instructor

Architecture

Christopher Post, LEED AP, CHC, Illinois Licensed Architect; Senior Construction Manager, Southern Illinois Healthcare; Instructor of Construction Management courses.



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Christopher Post

Phone: 618-713-9122
Email: chrisp1@siu.edu
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Peter Smith, Associate Professor

Architecture & Interior Design

Peter Smith's dynamic freshman design projects have garnered students much praise and media attention for their innovation and style. Focusing on three-dimensional perception and shared cultural experiences, Professor Smith's design communication courses have been featured in multiple news outlets, and continue to guide new students to their own creative voices each year.



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Peter Smith

Phone: 618-453-1109
Email: smithpbs@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 131C

Steven Turnipseed, Senior Lecturer

Architecture & Interior Design

Steve taught Architecture and Urban Design at Ball State University, The University of Texas at Arlington, and Texas A and M University for 11 years before joining the Grand Rapids, Michigan, office of URS Corporation for 22 years. As a Senior Design Architect at URS, his facility designs included award winning schools, medical facilities and other commercial and institutional projects. Steve has been an Instructor at Southern Illinois University since 2010, where he has taught architectural design at all levels.



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Steven Turnipseed

Phone: 618-453-1710
Email: steve.turnipseed@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 401

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