Michael Brazley | School of Architecture | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Dr. Michael Brazley

Associate Professor of Architectural Studies

Brazley Faculty Photo

Quigley Hall 417
Mailcode 4337
Phone: 618.453.1120
Fax: 618.453.1129


Interests and Specialties: Architecture, Urban Design, Cyber-Learning,

Distance-Learning, How Do Architectural Students Learn via Mobile Technology (M-Learning).

Current Projects: Enhancing Spatial Reasoning & Visual Cognition for ‘STEM’ Students While Reducing the Gender Gap, Distance-Learning, How Do Students Learn via Mobile Technology.


Formal Education:

August 2002: Ph.D. in Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Dissertation title: An Evaluation of Residential Satisfaction of HOPE VI: A Study of the Park DuValle Revitalization Project.

  • Graduate Research Assistantship
  • Teaching Assistant 

May 1978: Bachelor of Architecture (B.ARCH.), Howard University, Washington, DC.

  • Research Assistantship to the Smithsonian Institute
  • Graduate Research Assistantship
  • Teaching Assistant

School of Architecture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Continuing Education

May 2014:  Certificate of Completion, Community of Practice for Online Teaching. Center for Teaching Excellence.

April  2014:  Managing Grades Center For Teaching Excellence

April  2014:  Collaboration with Wiggo, Center For Teaching Excellence

April  2014:  Quizzes & Surveys, Center For Teaching Excellence

April  2014:  Course Content Basics. Center For Teaching Excellence

March 2014: CTE Demos and Best Practices (Panopto)

COP Spring 2014 (Community of Practice for Online  Teaching)

Spring 2014 Coursera Certificate: Foundations of Teaching for Learning 1: Introduction

Spring 2013 Coursera Courses:

  • Computer Vision: From 3D Reconstruction to Visual Recognition. (January 2013). Stanford University.
  • E-learning and Digital Cultures. (Jan. 28, 2013). The University of Edinburgh).
  • Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application. (Jan. 28, 2013). Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Game Theory. (January 2013). Stanford University.

  Summer 2012  Planetizen Courses:

  • Illustrator for Planners – Introduction
  • Photoshop for Planners – Introduction
  • Photoshop for Planners – Intermediate
  • Photoshop for Planners – Advanced
  • There’s An App for That: Using Smartphones for Planning
  • Twitter for Planning
  • Illustrator for Planners – Intermediate
  • Linkedln for Planners
  • SketchUp for Planners – Introduction
  • Video for Planners
  • Google Earth for Planners – Introduction
  • CommunityViv: Basic Suitability Analysis

Fall 2012 Coursera Courses:

  • Introduction to Sustainability. (Aug. 27, 2012). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Gamification. (Aug. 27. 2012). University of Pennsylvania.
  • Statistics One. (Sep. 3, 2012). Princeton University.
  • Probabilistic Graphical Models. (Sep. 24, 2012). Stanford University.

June 2009 - National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Professional Development Program – Senior Living. 20 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in health, safety, and welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD).

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). “Open Topic: Sustainability”, “Education for Urban Design”. March 8-11, 2007 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4.0 AIA/CES HSW Units.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

  • CHAD: A Model for Architecture in Secondary Education
  • Race in the Discipline & Practice of Architecture in the United States
  • NAAB APR Training
  • Open Topic: BIM
  • Leading the Curriculum
  • Beginning Design Education: Intersections, Design Education & Other Fields of Inquiry
  • Teaching Teachers to Teach: A Student-Centered Constructivist Paradigm in Architectural Education
  • Design Studio: En Route to a Sustainable Urban Neighborhood

March 8-11, 2007 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 15.5 AIA/CES Learning Units.

Architectural Licenses:

  • Registration Number 001-019155, State of Illinois
  • Registration Number 13657, State of Ohio
  • Registration Number 3309, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Registration Number AR00920039, State of Indiana
  • Registration Number 41,962, National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) Certificate

Academic Interests

2015 Academic Review Board. International Journal of Arts and Sciences.

2014 Reviewer of Topic Papers. Journal of US-China Education Review; teacher@davidpublishing.org

2014 Reviewer of Topic Papers. Journal of Modern Education Review; education@academicstar.us

2010 Travel/Study in Europe, Le Petit Grand Tour d’ Architecture. Director for 18 students on a 31 day travel/study tour, Summer 2011.

Reviewer of Topic Papers. 2009 DCA Conference at Sothern Polytech. Design Communication Association (DCA). Conference, Southern Polytech State University, Marietta, GA.

Reviewer of Topic Papers. (2007) Communication: Flow, Filter, Focus, Feeling, Function. Design Communication Association (DCA)