Dr. C. Theodore (Ted) Koebel is a Senior Associate with the Virginia Tech Center for Housing Research and Professor in the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech. Dr. Koebel directed the Virginia Center for Housing Research from 1990 to 2005 and continues in a consulting role. He has written numerous reports and articles on housing market trends, affordable housing policies, and economic development. He has worked extensively with developers, state and local agencies, and housing advocates in the provision of affordable housing and urban redevelopment. Dr. Koebel's current research focuses on sustainablity and diffusion of innovative technologies. He received a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.