Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, UVA School of Architecture Faculty Representative (Ex-Officio)
Specializing in community and economic development, Suzanne Morse Moomaw is Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning and Director of the Community Design Research Center at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. She was selected for the All-University Teaching Award in 2015.
Before coming to UVA, she had a distinguished career in the nonprofit and philanthropic worlds as the founding president and chief executive officer of Civic Change, Inc., (formerly Pew Partnership for Civic Change) and Director of Programs at the Kettering Foundation as well as several positions in higher education administration. She is the author of the highly touted book, Smart Communities: How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Build a Brighter Future (Jossey-Bass, 2004; Second Edition, 2010). Moomaw serves on the University of Virginia Press Board of Directors, Faculty Representative on the School of Architecture Alumni Board, National Academies Expert Committee on Urban Sustainability, and as a Trustee of the Kettering Foundation serving as chair from 2011-2014. She has been a fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research at Virginia Tech. In 2002, she received the Ethical Leadership Award from the Content of Our Character Project at Duke University. She holds a Ph.D. from The University of Alabama.