Degrees: BA, Oriental Studies, Columbia; PhD, Sociology, Columbia University; Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Books: "I’m Still Here: A New Philosophy of Alzheimer’s Care" (Penguin/Avery, 2009); "Inquiry by Design: Environment / Behavior / Neuroscience in Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, & Planning—2nd edition" (W. W. Norton, 2006.)

Teaching: Professor, Dept of Midwifery, Nursing and Aboriginal Studies, Wollongong University, (Australia); Visiting Professor, School of the Built Environment, Salford University (UK); Lecturer, Interuniversity program on nonpharmacological approaches to Alzheimer’s. University of Paris VII Diderot and University of Paris VI Paul et Marie Curie; Former teaching positions at: Harvard University, Department of Architecture; McGill University, Departments of Sociology and Architecture; University of Minnesota, Department of Architecture,

Awards & Appointments: Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Career Award; Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) Board of Directors

Positions: Founder and President, the I’m Still here Foundation and Hearthstone Alzheimer Care