Professor Schiler teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Environmental Controls and graduate studios and seminars in lighting and environmentally related courses. He has been the director of the Chase L. Leavitt Graduate Program in Building Science off and on for decades.
Professor Schiler graduated from USC in 1974 and worked in Los Angeles for two years, attended Cornell for two years, did research in the Cornell Computer Graphics lab and was an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture for four years. He returned to teach at USC in 1982 and has been consulting and teaching in Southern California ever since. He has authored, co-authored or edited six books on topics in environmental controls, published over 50 papers, consulted on over 50 buildings and is over 50, himself. His primary achievement, however, is having raised three children and taught over 3,000 students, more or less successfully.