Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture: an overview

LA Critique

With its current emphasis on the interconnected elements of plant, people and environment coupled with community health, sustainability and resilience, the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) is a green and lively place for teaching, research and outreach.

Teaching shines

“The experienced, accomplished teachers are one of our bright spots in the department,” said Department Head and Professor Richard McAvoy. Faculty abilities are evident in the high marks students consistently give them on the Student Evaluation of Teaching forms. PSLA teachers have also won individual college, university, regional and national teaching awards.

The department is excited to have recently recruited two new faculty members in the landscape architecture (LA) program. The newest faculty, Sungmin Lee and Sohyun Park, work on community planning and design projects to promote healthy lifestyles and improve environmental sustainability. In total, the department has 24 tenure-track and non-tenure-track professionals who contribute to its teaching, research or outreach educational missions.

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