Ph.D. 1997 Agricultural Education, Texas A&M University – College Station Dissertation: The Influence of Field Dependence on College Students’ Leadership Attitudes and Self-Perceptions
Committee: Christine Townsend, Ph.D. (chair), Gary Briers, Ph.D., Glen Shinn, Ph.D., Jayne Zajicek, Ph.D., Richard Cummins, Ph.D
Department Major: Leadership Education
M. Agr. 1993 Horticulture, Pennsylvania State University – State College Thesis: Evaluation of High School Textbook, Landscape Design
Committee: Larry Kuhns, Ph.D. (chair), Dan Stearns, MLA, Perry Morgan, MLA
Certificate 1993 Agricultural Education Teaching Certificate, High School Horticulture and General Sciences, Pennsylvania State University – State College
B.S. 1991 Landscape Contracting, Pennsylvania State University – State College
Assistant Professor of Landscape Design, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Core faculty for undergraduate major and minor in Landscape Horticulture, actively creating, developing, and teaching courses in landscape design, construction, technology, and business. Advisor for undergraduates and for independent study students.
1998 - present
Instructor, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
Develop and deliver continuing education courses focused on landscape design, landscape graphics, and creativity.
S98, F98, S99, F99, S00: Kindergardening
S01, S02, S03: Garden Design: Putting your Thoughts on Paper
S01, F02, F03, S04, F04, S05, F05: Garden Design Studio I
S04, F04, S06: Independent Garden Design Studio and
S04, F04, S05, F05: Garden Design Graphics
Instructor, The Barnes Foundation Horticultural School, Merion, PA
Core faculty for diverse intensive two-year horticultural program teaching herbaceous plant materials and design.
1995 – 1997
Teaching Assistant, Department of Leadership Education, Texas A&M University, College Station.
Developed and taught lessons in introductory leadership courses; lectured to groups for ongoing community outreach; and collaborated with faculty on a variety of projects including a landscape design for a campus site.
Student Teacher, Abraham Lincoln High School, Philadelphia, PA
Department of Agricultural Education, Pennsylvania State University, Teacher Training Certification.
Developed and taught courses in landscape design to high school students at an inner city high school.
1992 – 1993
Teaching Assistant, Department of Landscape Contracting, Pennsylvania State University, State College
Developed and taught lessons in landscape design and construction courses, graded work and collaborated with faculty on projects.
Evolution Landscape Design, Owner
Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), Certified Member
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, Member
Society of Garden Designers, Member
Brazil – Winter, 2008. (Co-Directors, Dr. Sue Barton and Chad Nelson, RLA)
This study experience is a month-long journey of contrasts. From the busy and bustling city of Rio de Janeiro, to the serene Pantanal Region, and the exotic Amazon Rain Forest, students will study Brazilian culture, nature and design and compare it to their North America paradigm.
Stockholm/Paris/Barcelona – Winter, 2009. (Co-Director, Dr. Tony Middlebrooks, University of Delaware Leadership Program).
An individual who aspires to become a leader in any creative field will want to join us on this study experience focused on design and leadership in creativity-based organizations. We will delve into innovation in advertising, fashion, garden design, architecture, textiles and product design. Students will gain an understanding of the design processes and influences unique to individual creative fields.
University of Delaware • College of Agriculture & Natural Resources • Newark, DE 19716 • Phone: 302-831-2501 •