professional experience

Distinguished Professor, Penn State University, 2017-present
   Full Professor, 2006-2017
   Associate Professor, 1999-2006
   Assistant Professor, 1993-1999
Faculty member, Graduate Program in Ecology,
   Penn State University

Associate / Senior Landscape Architect, 1988-1993
   Hough Stansbury Woodland Ltd., Toronto, Canada  

Senior Landscape Architect / Planner
, 1985-1988
   Totten Sims Hubicki Associates, Cobourg, Canada

Internships, pre-1985:
  • Japanese garden installation with S. Fujita, Toronto
  • Park de la Villette, Paris competition co-designer, Chandos Consultants, Toronto
  • Urban and waterfront design intern, Chandos Consultants, Toronto
  • Provincial parks design intern, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, NE region
  • Community planning intern, Sydney Township
  • Landscape contracting, Vos Landscaping (4 summers)

professional degrees

Master of Urban and Regional Planning
   Queen's University, Canada, 1986
       CMHC Fellowship, Queen's Graduate Award

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (5-year Honors)
   University of Guelph, Canada, 1983
       ASLA Honor Award, CSLA Merit Award

professional affiliations


Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
Society for Ecological Restoration
International Association of Community Development


Certified Landscape Architect, Province of Ontario, with stamp
Registered Professional Planner, 
Ontario Professional Planners Institute, with seal
Full Member,
Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
Full Member, Canadian Institute of Planners
International Member, Canadian Institute of Planners

external reviewer for academic promotion & tenure

University of Michigan, SNRE
National University of Singapore, Dept. of Architecture
University of California-Davis, Dept. of Human Ecology and  
       Landscape Architecture
University of Washington, College of Built Environments
University of Oregon, Dept. of Landscape Architecture
Iowa State University, Dept. of Landscape Architecture
University of Massachusetts, LARP
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
University of Georgia, College of Environment+Design
University of Southern California, School of Architecture
University of Florida, Dept. of Environmental Horticulture
University of Minnesota, Dept. of Landscape Architecture


selected appointments & fellowships

Education Abroad Coordinator, PSU, 2019-present

Academic Editor, Sustainability, 2015-2018

Astorino Fellow, for research on convivial greenstreets, 2014

Fine Outreach for Science Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009-2013

University Tree Commission, 2012-present

Borough of State College Tree Commission, 2006-2017

Public Scholarship Fellow, Penn State University, 2011-2012

College of Arts & Architecture Faculty Council, 2010-2012

Advisory Board, Penn State Center (Pittsburgh), 2009-2012

Advisory Board, Institute for Arts & Humanities, 2008-2010

University Graduate Council, PSU, 2006-2008

Ecology Program Committee, PSU, 1999-2007

Interim Head, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, PSU, 2000

Graduate Faculty, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, PSU


Faculty Fellow, Center for Watershed Stewardship, PSU
1999-2000, 2001-2002

Coordinator, Graduate Program in Landscape

Research Fellow, Studio for Creative Inquiry
   Carnegie Mellon University
, 1997-1998

Founding Member, City of Burlington Sustainability
, 1989-1991

academic journal peer reviewer 

Journal of Landscape and Urban Planning
Landscape Journal
Native Plants Journal
CELA Proceedings
Environmental Processes
The PLAN Journal
Journal of Urbanism
British Journal of Applied Science and Technology
Proceedings of the 1st World Sustainability Forum
Canadian Journal of Urban Research
Ecological Economics
Journal of the American Water Resources Association
The Clearing Institute papers on Midwestern Landscapes
Ecosystems Restoration and Design Proceedings
International Society for Ecological Restoration Proceedings
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Austrian Science Fund
Journal of Green Building