Nisha Botchwey recognized with the College of Design Outstanding Faculty Award
Apr 17, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
Associate Professor Nisha Botchwey was honored with the College of Design Outstanding Faculty Award.
“Professor Botchwey is an outstanding teacher, innovative researcher, and influential figure in disciplinary and policy circles. She is a colleague of substantial impact,” School of City and Regional Planning Chair, Bruce Stiftel noted in his nomination letter.
Botchwey’s impact includes pioneering courses that have brought city planning closer to public health concerns and completing substantive field projects with her classes. She is currently working with more than one million dollars in open contracts and grants from federal agencies, foundations and local governments. Her service commitments are many including having served on the Executive Director’s advisory council at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Governing Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, and the Ford Foundation Social Sciences Review Panel.
“I am thankful for the privilege I have to serve the Georgia Institute of Technology, the City and Regional Planning discipline, and my community. I aspire to seed a workforce that maintains and builds healthy communities for all in our society,” said Botchwey. “Georgia Tech and the College of Design provide me with this platform from which to change the world."
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