Talia McCray


Name: Talia McCray
Exchange Destination: UK - Scotland
Award Name: Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship at the Glasgow Urban Lab
Host Institution: Glasgow Urban Lab
Home Institution: University of Texas, Austin
Level Of Study: Scholar
Discipline: Urban Planning
Award Year: 2012-13

Talia McCray grew up in Denver, CO, as the oldest of five children. She graduated from Bennett College and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C., majoring in mathematics and electrical engineering. USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Team “The Best of the Brightest” celebrated her undergraduate accomplishments. As a Director of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, she travelled internationally. Her PhD training led her to rural South Africa to study prenatal care utilization patterns; Quebec City, Canada, as a Ford Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow to study low-income women’s travel patterns; and Providence, RI, to study low-income teenagers’ activity patterns and safety perceptions. She is on the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture Community and Regional Planning Program. As a Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professor at Glasgow Urban Lab, she will explore techniques that accurately represent what people do in urban public spaces. 

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