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I am an Assistant Professor in the Landscape Architecture department at Iowa State University where I teach graduate and undergraduate collaborative and interdisciplinary studios; a social and behavioral landscapes seminar (environmental psychology); an advanced graphics and representation course; portfolio design; graduate-level introduction to research methods for landscape architects; Design Core Studio for 1st year students in our College of Design; and an optional upper-level studio titled, “Poetry of Place, Earthworks, & Revelations.” I am what you might call a "utility player" or factotum and pride myself on my ability to teach a variety of subjects and to fill in gaps as needed.

I received my two Master degrees in Landscape Architecture and Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelors of Arts in General Arts & Sciences from Pennsylvania State University.

In addition, I am currently completing my PhD (ABD status) on Denver Public School Learning Landscapes schoolyards. My dissertation topic is "Looking backwards, looking forwards: A longitudinal mixed-methods study on 10 Learning Landscapes Schoolyards." From 2001-2007 I served as Project Manager for Denver Learning Landscapes where I helped design, build, maintain, and fund over 58 public school ground community-based revitalization projects.

Prior to pursuing my graduate degrees, I was a Program Manager and Environmental Educator for five years for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Virginia where I designed and led watershed and wetlands programs.

Research Center Affiliations:
• Children, Youth and Environments Center for Research and Design with Dr. Louise Chawla (thunder1.cudenver.edu/cye/index.htm)
• Learning Landscapes with Professor Lois A. Brink (learninglandscapes.org)
• Land Use Futures Lab with Dr. Brian Muller (home.comcast.net/~rpglam/storage/projects.html)

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