Assistant Lecturer of Landscape Architecture
After 6 years of practice in the private sector, Susan has come to share experience and expertise with faculty and students. Among her work in the private sector there are projects of note like The City of Dunkirk Revitalization Plan, The Master Park Plan for the City of Rensselaer, The Charleston State Park Master Plan, the Bluffton Interurban Trail, The Park Hall Dormitory New Pond and Overlook, the University of Evansville Master Plan, and the McKinley Avenue Improvements.
MLA Ball State University, 2004
MEd SUNY Buffalo, 1987
BAnthro Eastern Washington University, 1982
• Site Design
• Landscape Ecology
• Planting Design
• Japanese Gardens
Publications and Activities:
“ Feedback as a Teaching Tool: Aligning feedback with successive stages of the design process” Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, National Conference, Salt Lake City, March, 2016. (co-authored with Ann Hildner)
“A macro approach to teaching planting design.” Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), National Conference, Salt Lake City, 2016, (co-authored with Ann Hildner)
Contributor, “Native Plants for Rain Gardens,” Purdue University. in conjunction with Ellen Jacquart, Indiana Nature Conservancy, 2013.
Contributor, Purdue Extension Horticulture Publications, Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society, in conjunction with Ellen Jacquart, Indiana Nature Conservancy, 2013.
School Design: Looking Outward, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture National Conference, Champaign, IL, 2012
“Native Plants in the Residential Landscape,” Invited speaker for the Living Lightly Fair, Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, Indiana. (2012 and 2014)
Designing School Landscapes to Connect with Student Learning and Development CEFPI (Council of Edu`cational Facility Planners International), Midwest Great Lakes Regional Conference, Chicago, IL, 2011
INASLA Honor Award 2006 for Improvements to McKinley Avenue.
INASLA Honor Award 2008 for Charlestown State Park Master Plan.