Professor Anthony teaches, conducts research, and writes about how spaces and places affect people. Her expertise focuses on such topics as social and behavioral factors in design, gender and race in contemporary architecture, and entrepreneurship in design. She has also developed a new seminar on architecture, cinema, environment, and behavior.

Her research has spawned award-winning books, Design Juries on Trial: The Renaissance of the Design Studio and Designing for Diversity: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Architectural Profession, as well as two iOS educational apps: Design Student Survival Guide and Student Survival Guide

Professor Anthony's latest book is Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places. It demonstrates how design shapes our lives in ways most of us would never imagine--affecting our comfort, our self-image, and even our health.

Her next book, Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions: Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences, co-authored with Altaf Engineer is due out in fall 2017. 

Her publications have sparked media attention  in NPR, CNN, Time, the Guardian, the New York Times, and elsewhere. She has testified before Congress regarding gender equity in public restrooms.


Ph.D. in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley; 1981
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley; 1976