Joseph Imamura, M.S.
Joe Imamura is a part-time instructor for Integrative Studies at Texas Tech University.
He is a licensed practitioner, educator, and impassioned advocate for student learning.
He brings experience and industry expertise from both private and public sectors with
a background in planning, design, and construction. He lives in Washington, DC where
he is a program manager and policy analyst for the federal government
Mr. Imamura also brings extensive teaching experience having previously taught landscape
architecture, engineering, and interior design. He is a member of several academic
societies and professional organizations to include the Association for Interdisciplinary
Studies, American Society of Public Administration, American Institute of Architects,
American Society of Landscape Architects, American Planning Association, and Project
Management Institute. He is a licensed city planner, a certified Project Management
Professional, and a recognized sustainability expert for the design of LEED certified
Mr. Imamura attended Texas Tech University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in
Environmental Design, along with graduate degrees in architecture, landscape architecture,
and interdisciplinary studies. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Land Use Planning,
Management, and Design where the focus of his dissertation is on collaborative management
practices and integrative design. In addition, his research interests include the
emerging field of humanitarian design, a highly specialized area of expertise where
architects, engineers, and planners engage in emergency response and reconstruction
efforts in the aftermath of natural disasters.