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Michael D. Brazley

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.

Michael Brazley

Quigley Hall 417

Research & Creative Activity

Interests and Specialties:

  • Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Cyber-Learning
  • Distance-Learning, How Do Architectural Students Learn via Mobile Technology (M-Learning).

Current Projects: Enhancing Spatial Reasoning & Visual Cognition for ‘STEM’ Students While Reducing the Gender Gap, Distance-Learning, How Do Students Learn via Mobile Technology.


Formal Education:

May 1978: Bachelor of Architecture (B.ARCH.), Howard University, Washington, DC.

  • Research Assistantship to the Smithsonian Institute
  • Graduate Research Assistantship
  • Teaching Assistant

School of Architecture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

August 2002: Ph.D. in Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Dissertation title: An Evaluation of Residential Satisfaction of HOPE VI: A Study of the Park DuValle Revitalization Project.

  • Graduate Research Assistantship
  • Teaching Assistant

Continuing Education

May 2014: Certificate of Completion, Community of Practice for Online Teaching. Center for Teaching Excellence.

April 2014: Managing Grades, Collaboration with Wiggo, Quizzes & Surveys, & Course Content Bastics, Center For Teaching Excellence

March 2014: CTE Demos and Best Practices (Panopto)

COP Spring 2014 (Community of Practice for Online Teaching)

Spring 2014 Coursera Certificate: Foundations of Teaching for Learning 1: Introduction

Spring 2013 Coursera Courses:

  • Computer Vision: From 3D Reconstruction to Visual Recognition. (January 2013). Stanford University.
  • E-learning and Digital Cultures. (Jan. 28, 2013). The University of Edinburgh).
  • Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application. (Jan. 28, 2013). Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Game Theory. (January 2013). Stanford University.

 Summer 2012  Planetizen Courses:

  • Illustrator for Planners – Introduction & Intermediate
  • Photoshop for Planners – Introduction, Intermediate & Advanced
  • There’s An App for That: Using Smartphones for Planning
  • Twitter for Planning
  • Linkedln for Planners
  • SketchUp for Planners – Introduction
  • Video for Planners
  • Google Earth for Planners – Introduction
  • CommunityViv: Basic Suitability Analysis

Fall 2012 Coursera Courses:

  • Introduction to Sustainability. (Aug. 27, 2012). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Gamification. (Aug. 27. 2012). University of Pennsylvania.
  • Statistics One. (Sep. 3, 2012). Princeton University.
  • Probabilistic Graphical Models. (Sep. 24, 2012). Stanford University.

June 2009 - National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Professional Development Program – Senior Living. 20 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in health, safety, and welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD).

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). “Open Topic: Sustainability”, “Education for Urban Design”. March 8-11, 2007 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4.0 AIA/CES HSW Units.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

  • CHAD: A Model for Architecture in Secondary Education
  • Race in the Discipline & Practice of Architecture in the United States
  • NAAB APR Training
  • Open Topic: BIM
  • Leading the Curriculum
  • Beginning Design Education: Intersections, Design Education & Other Fields of Inquiry
  • Teaching Teachers to Teach: A Student-Centered Constructivist Paradigm in Architectural Education
  • Design Studio: En Route to a Sustainable Urban Neighborhood

March 8-11, 2007 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 15.5 AIA/CES Learning Units.

Architectural Licenses:

  • Registration Number 001-019155, State of Illinois
  • Registration Number 13657, State of Ohio
  • Registration Number 3309, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Registration Number AR00920039, State of Indiana
  • Registration Number 41,962, National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) Certificate

Academic Interests

  • 2015 Academic Review Board. International Journal of Arts and Sciences.
  • 2014 Reviewer of Topic Papers. Journal of US-China Education Review;
  • 2014 Reviewer of Topic Papers. Journal of Modern Education Review;
  • 2010 Travel/Study in Europe, Le Petit Grand Tour d’ Architecture. Director for 18 students on a 31 day travel/study tour, Summer 2011.
  • Reviewer of Topic Papers. 2009 DCA Conference at Sothern Polytech. Design Communication Association (DCA). Conference, Southern Polytech State University, Marietta, GA.
  • Reviewer of Topic Papers. (2007) Communication: Flow, Filter, Focus, Feeling, Function. Design Communication Association (DCA)