Ayse Pamuk is a Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and Founding Director of the PACE Center for Applied Housing Research at San Francisco State University. She joined SF State faculty in 2000 and served as Chair of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning from 2008-2011. She holds PhD and MCP degrees in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley. Trained as a city and regional planner in California, Dr. Pamuk works on the intersection of housing and the built environment that shape human experiences for different demographic groups. She brings a deep nuanced global perspective to educating the future affordable housing workforce of the San Francisco Bay Area and has developed methods of data analysis in planning, including GIS protocols. She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant ($430K) to integrate GIS into social science research methods curricula and the author of Mapping Global Cities: GIS Methods in Urban Analysis, (Redlands, Calif.: ESRI Press). Professor Pamuk has attracted more than $150K from the affordable housing industry in scholarships to support her graduate and undergraduate students at SF State and seed funding to establish a Center for Applied Housing Research at SF State, a new initiative where we seek to expand faculty research on housing to make PACE a central hub where students, policy makers, practitioners, and other housing leaders can come together to examine and understand housing in the Bay Area and beyond. Please visit Dr. Pamuka's full website at http://online.sfsu.edu/pamuk for links and further information.