Professor Liggett holds a joint appointment between the Department of Architecture and Urban Design in the School of the Arts and Architecture and the Department of Urban Planning in the School of Public Affairs.
She teaches courses in quantitative methods and computer software development with applications in Architecture and Urban Planning. Her research emphasis is on the development of interactive computer graphic aids to design and decision making. She has focused on algorithms for optimal space allocation in the facilities management field and on methods of parametric design.
Professor Liggett’s recent research projects have investigated the effects of the built environment on transit crime (at bus stops and around light rail transit stations) and on pedestrian accidents.