Mary Anne Akers, Ph.D.

Title: 
Dean and Professor
Office Location: 
CBEIS 104C
Phone: 
443-885-3225
Email: 
maryanne.akers@morgan.edu
Education:

B.A., Sociology, University of Philippines
M.A., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Philippines
Ph.D., Urban Planning and Community Organization, Michigan State University

Education:

B.A., Sociology, University of Philippines
M.A., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Philippines
Ph.D., Urban Planning and Community Organization, Michigan State University

Research Interest(s):
Urban Sustainability and Resiliency, Community Design, Design and Human Behavior, Community-based Economic Development

Selected Publication(s):
Determan, Jim, Mary Anne Akers, Isaac Williams, Christine Hohmann, Catherine Dunlop-Martin. "Learning space design for the future ethnically diverse American classroom". American Institute of Architecture, Washington, D.C. (2015).

Akers, Mary Anne Alabanza. "Urban Streets Struggling to Survive: An Urban Design Solution" in Recent Researches in Sustainability, Architecture, and Structures. Proceedings for the World Scientific and Engineering Academy held in Baltimore, Maryland. December. (2013).

Akers, Mary Anne Alabanza, Paul Voos, Dale Green. Heritage Tourism Development Plan for the Preston/Poplar Neck of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. Caroline County Office of Tourism, Maryland. (2012).

Akers, Mary Anne Alabanza and Jonathan Van Geest. "Counting Matters: Point-in-Time Census Study for 2011". Report submitted to the City of Baltimore Mayor's Office. (2011, 2009).

Akers, Mary Anne Alabanza, Jonathan Van Geest, Linda Loubert, Sidney Wong, Azza Kamal, Marvin Perry. "The Impact of the Baltimore Housing Resource Center: Report to the City of Baltimore Mayor's Office". (2008)

Akers, Mary Anne and Timothy A. Akers. "Designing Healthy Communities: The Health Impact of Street Vendor Environments" in World Health Design. International Academy for Health and Design. (2008).

Akers, Mary Anne., "Addressing Design Disparities: The Role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities". Design Intelligence. (2007).

Cassidy, Brandon, Mary Anne Alabanza Akers, Timothy A. Akers, Daniel Hall, P.Barry Ryan, Charlene Bayer, Luke Naeher. "Particulate matter and carbon monoxide multiple regression models using environmental characteristics in a high diesel-use area of Baguio City, Philippines". Science of the Total Environment, Vol 381:1-3, pp. 47-58., (2007).

Selected Award(s):
2015 Distinguished Alumni Award in Community Service and Educational Administration. University of the Philippines Alumni Association. This award recognizes individual alumni for their outstanding achievements and exceptional contributions that bring about substantial benefits to society and distinct honor to the University.

2015 NeighborSpace of Baltimore County "Green Jacket Award". This award is given to individuals for their vision, leadership, and / or extraordinary contributions of time, talent and/or treasure toward the protection and/or improvement of open space within Baltimore County's Urban/Rural Demarcation Line.

2013 American Society of Landscape Architects Maryland Chapter Planning Award for "Heritage Tourism Development Plan for the Preston/Poplar Neck of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway".

2007 Who's Who in the Asian American Community in Southeastern United States.

2007 Georgia Clients Council Special Recognition for Significant Contribution of the "Claiming a Street Named King" Project.

Selected Professional/Academic Service(s):
Baltimore Open Space Task Force Co-Chair (2015)
Governor's Commission on Maryland State Parks (2012-present)
Accreditation Site Visitor for Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board, Planning Accreditation Board, American Council for Construction Education (2012-present)
Morgan Community Mile, Lead organizer (2012-13)
Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (1996-present)
Environmental Design Research Association (1994-present)