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 buildings.
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.