Raymond De Young, PhD, is a broadly trained psychologist, planner, and engineer. He serves as an Associate Professor of Environmental Psychology and Planning at SEAS, an Associate Professor in the Program in the Environment (PitE), a Faculty Associate at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, and a Faculty Affiliate for the Graham Sustainability Institute. His research focus is on the process of re-localization, a response to emerging biophysical limits and the consequences of having deeply disrupted the Earth's ecosystems.
Professor; Theodore Roosevelt Chair of Ecosystem Management; Director, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Bob Grese serves as Director of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. His teaching and research involve ecologically-based landscape design and management that respects the cultural and natural history of a region. Grese is particularly interested in the restoration and on-going management of urban wilds and the role such lands can play in re-connecting children and families with nature.
Dr. MaryCarol Hunter is a landscape architect and ecologist with a research program that encompasses social, psychological and ecological aspects of sustainable urban design. Recently funded work focuses on the design of resilient urban green space under climate change and current work focuses on the impact of nature experiences on mental wellbeing. She also develops research-based design guidelines in support urban sustainability by creating places that people appreciate and protect.
Associate Professor Ibáñez's major research interests focus on the current challenges that plant communities are facing in the context of global change, i.e. climate change, invasive species, and landscape fragmentation. These challenges are interconnected as they form the novel environment under which plants are growing. The fact that forest communities are highly dependent on recruitment dynamics makes the study of early demographic stages critical for understanding the impact of global change on the natural ecosystems around us.
Associate Professor Jones' work focuses upon the issues of inclusive design and social justice and how they impact both design processes and the physical places we help to create. Through his teaching, research and writing, Jones works to clarify how issues pertaining to landscape construction, technology, sustainability, process and form can and should be impacted by a deeper understanding of how the decisions we make as design and planning professionals impact the ability of people to take part in the life of vibrant, healthy landscapes, be they urban, rural, or wild.
Oliver Kiley is a Landscape Architect at SmithGroupJJR in Ann Arbor, MI. He is most interested in pushing design and planning towards regenerative design as it applies to projects across scales, particularly riverfronts, urban centers, and brownfield sites. An alumnus of the school, Kiley served as a graduate student instructor throughout his Masters program for three landscape architecture studio courses, including: Landscape as Media, Materials and Methods, and Landscape Ecology.
Larsen is an associate professor in the Urban and Regional Planning Program (URP) at the University of Michigan. She teaches graduate classes in environmental planning, land use planning, and physical planning and design. She regularly oversees graduate community-based capstone projects in Detroit neighborhoods. Larissa is the Physical Planning and Design Concentration Coordinator for the Master of Urban Planning Program. Larissa holds an appointment in the School for Environment and Sustainability.
Mark Lindquist, ASLA, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture. Mark’s research and teaching focus on the design and evaluation of high performance landscapes with an emphasis on multifunctional green infrastructure in urban areas. He is particularly interested in understanding how engaging with computation and data can transform the design process as well as inform decision making by stakeholders.
Joan Iverson Nassauer is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Landscape and Urban Planning. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (1992), Fellow of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (2007), Distinguished Practitioner of Landscape Ecology in the US (1998), and was named Distinguished Scholar by the International Association of Landscape Ecology (2007). She develops and tests ecological designs for their cultural sustainability in human-dominated landscapes, with a long-time emphasis on watershed and water infrastructure design and management.
Lindsay Nelson teaches first-year seminar on CAD in the landscape architecture program. She is a proud graduate of the school and works as a licensed landscape architect at InSite Design Studio--a landscape architecture firm in Ann Arbor that specializes in ecological design and green infrastructure. Her interests stem from a passion for built and natural environments and strives to merge the two through design, creating sites that are functional, ecological, and beautiful.
Landscape Architecture is, for me, a deep and abiding passion. Carrying projects from concept – to design – to construction – to observing their use in ways both anticipated and spontaneous - has been and continues to be a rewarding experience. Teaching is a means by which this passion can be shared along with the knowledge that has been gained through professional practice. My relationship to education is not limited to teaching.
Sheila Schueller is the instructor for NRE 509, the core ecology course for incoming masters students. She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan and previously served as Assistant Director of the Ecosystem Management Initiative at the school. She has been teaching Ecology and Field Biology courses since 2002, both at U of M and at Eastern Michigan University.
After earning a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability in 2001, Amanda worked with the nationally recognized firm Design Workshop for eight years as an urban planner, landscape designer, and graphic designer with extensive experience in project management. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).