Education
Academic and professional experience

 

Academic and professional experience

1996-present
Lecturer—Landscape Architecture
-Teaching, Thesis Communittees, Design Critic: landscape theory, planning, and design, restoration and reclamation, landscape resource management, ecological planning and design, and identity and dynamic of communities in urban and rural environments.

1996-present
Project Leader for Landscape Systems Projects with Stan Johnson, Vice Provost, Iowa State University Extension

-National River Restoration Strategy, Corps of Engineers
-Hills of the Great Plains-Great Plains Regional Environmental Initiative, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
-Landscape systems planning, policy, and design for community and regional programming

2001-2002
Interim Associate Director, Iowa State University Extension to Communities
- Administrative activites, assist program coordination, policy, and program development
- Landscape systems approach to program development and education ranging in scale from communities to regions. Program areas include community policy,planning, and design, community management, and community leadership.

1993-2002
Director, Conservation Foundation
- Programming in park planning and design, environmental education, natural resource management, and historical and cultural resources and land acquisition.

1986-2001
Director, Dallas County Conservation Department
- Direct a comprehensive regional conservation education, natural resource, historical and cultural resource and recreation program
- Administer the Raccoon River Greenbelt program including zoning, land use, land management, watershed management, open space design and development, and multiple agency coordination of the 137,000 acre project
- Manage historical, archaeological, recreational, and natural resources of the county and watershed region
- Direct environmental education program, staff, and educational centers and museum
- Administration of twelve park and wildlife areas
- Write and administer grants for research, planning, development, and land acquisition

1985-2000
Principal, Resource Management Associates -Consultant specializing in park and open space design, planning, and construction, interpretive design, social and ecological relationships, didactic landscape design, landscape resource management, and environmental planning

1986-1990
Director, Dallas County Environmental Health Department -Administration and field work in organization and development of the Environmental Health Department

1977-1986
Resource Manager and Environmental Education Coordinator, Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Saylorville Lake - Manage wildlife and forestry resources and environmental education programs - Administer resource management budgets up to $2.2 million - Managed natural resources for 24,000 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland - Environmental Education Coordinator for schools, organized groups, and public - Designed and developed interpretive exhibits, visitor center, and programming

1975-1977
Microbiologist/Technician, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Animal Disease Center - Diagnostic and Research Microbiology

1973-1974
Pathology Technician, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 1972 National Park Service, Rocky Mountain National Park, volunteer, back country and trail development

 

Education
Academic and professional experience