Texas Tech University

Joseph Imamura, Ph.D.

Instructor, Integrative Studies
University Studies
Joseph Imamura, PhD

Current Position

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


Dr. 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 buildings.


Dr. 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 completed his Ph.D. in Land Use Planning, Management, and Design where the focus of his dissertation was on collaborative management practices and integrated design.  Dr. Imamura's primary interest is in practice-based research at the intersection of design, policy, and management.