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CBEIS School of Architecture & Planning

SA+P Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

by Morgan State U
February 24, 2023

This academic year, the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) is delighted to welcome several new faculty and staff members, joining the ranks of experienced and valued scholars, teachers, and administrators. We know they will enrich the School and offer knowledge and support to the students in critical and unpredictable ways. Please join us in extending a very warm welcome to our new academic community members.

Dr. Parris J. McGhee-Bey will be teaching in the Department of Construction Management. Before joining the faculty at Morgan, Dr. McGhee-Bey worked with the Army Corp of Engineers, as their Chief for Cost Engineering and Specifications. Dr. McGhee-Bey, a graduate of Morgan's Civil Engineering's doctoral program, has taught with the program as a part-time faculty for the past three years. His teaching interests include Construction Project Management, Construction Cost Estimating, and Construction Planning & Scheduling.

Teisha Bradley, Lecturer in Undergraduate Design, is a staunch believer in the power of design to shape the lived experience of underserved and underrepresented individuals and communities. Her passion for creating equity and representation in the field lends itself to her particular interest in the architecture and design of education, low-income housing and DeafSpace environments. Among other professional experiences, Teisha was a Student Fellow at the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

Kim Morrison Race, Interior Design Professor of Practice, is joining us from years of experience in the interior design profession and higher education. Kim's teaching interests include residential design, kitchen & bath design, and commercial design. Kim is affiliated with several organizations including ASIA and IIDA. And she is certified in through the Council for Interior Design Qualifications and the State of Maryland. 

Karae Mosley, Technology Support Specialist, joins us after four years as the IT Director and Facilities Manager at St. Francis Academy in Baltimore. A graduate of Wilmington University, Karae Mosley is dynamic and hardworking, with a wide range of skills including creative and innovative thinking, strong communication, and customer service oriented.

Dr. Maya Nitis, the School's Assistant to the Dean, joined the Dean's Staff in May 2022. In the role, Dr. Nitis will focus supporting Dean's initatives including annual report, strategic plan, grants, and external relations. The award-winning scholar, has interest in Critical Theory, Queer and Race Critical Theory, Intersectionality, and Performativity. 

Dr. Carlos Reimers is a new Associate Professor at Morgan in the Graduate Program in Architecture. He is also an architect and planner with a professional practice. His scholarship has been widely published, and his design work has received awards and recognition across borders. 

Dr. Reimers is an expert on multifamily residential planning and design, affordable as well as minimal and emergency housing, and incremental and informal housing in North America, Latin America and Asia. 

Carmen Saunders, the School's Administrative Assistant, brings a wealth of skills to the team. In this role, Carmen Saunders greets and directs visitors, resolves routine administrative problems and anwers inquiries. As an aspiring designer, Carmen supports our administrative team with the website and our social media platforms.

Brent Sturlaugson is an Assistant Professor at Morgan and a registered architect. His research focuses on a more critical understanding of sustainability in architecture. His teaching interests are in sustainable and community-based design, as well as design justice.

Brent’s work has been widely exhibited and published in academic and professional journals. He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.

Betty Torrell joins Morgan as the INTD Program Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Undergraduate Design. Torrell has practiced interior design and architecture and was the founding principal of Torrell Architects, a firm that specialized in residential architecture.

Torrell shifted to academic education ten years ago, with research interests focusing on pedagogy for design education and placemaking of interior spaces. Her work is widely published and she has received several grants and awards, including from the American Society of Interior Design (ASID), “Ones to Watch” Award in Education Leadership, and the Western Carolina University Center for Service Learning. Award.