I have been a faculty member at K-State since the fall of 1982. My teaching emphases include landscape construction, site design, plant materials, planting design, and golf course planning and design. I have directed students in many diverse community service projects at multiple scales including: a master plan for K-State Gardens; a master plan for KState’s Ahearn Fieldhouse/Natatorium complex and Memorial Stadium area for KSU Facilities; an abandoned railway corridor through downtown Marysville, Kan.; the rooftop garden at the Kansas City, Mo. downtown library; and the I-70 corridor through downtown Topeka. The Marysville design project received an honor award from Main Street USA.

For over 20 years, I have been involved with the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions and the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB). Serving the public, I was elected both chairman of the Kansas State Board and president of CLARB. As an advocate of the profession of landscape architecture I have served as a Trustee of the American Society of Landscape Architects. I continue to serve CLARB, currently as a member of the examination committee and recently on the committee investigating landscape architecture and its role in public welfare.

I am a licensed professional landscape architect and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. I received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from K-State in 1980 and a Master of Landscape Architecture in 1982 from the University of Michigan. I have been honored to receive the 2007-2008 Mary Jarvis Chair in Landscape Architecture and the 2011-2012 Mary Jarvis Tenured Faculty of Distinction in Landscape Architecture.