Executive Director, Design Coalition Institute
Susan Thering, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Design Coalition Institute. Dr. Thering coordinates transdisciplinary action-research partnerships with colleagues in academia, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to forward socially, ecologically, culturally, and economically sustainable preservation and development. She develops and test innovative methods for program development and evaluation in cross-cultural and transdisciplinary partnerships. She has received grants from the DOI, HUD, DOA, USDA, NEA, the Enterprise Foundation, and the Baldwin Foundation. She holds professional degrees in architecture (BPS Arch, SUNY-Buffalo), and Landscape Architecture (MLA Cornel) and advanced degree in Environmental Science (Ph.D. SUNY-ESF).