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FACULTY

The faculty is committed to education, to pursuing knowledge, and to service to the University, the State and the profession.

 

STEVE GRECO
Associate Professor

Website

121 Hunt Hall
segreco@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-3907

ERIC LARSEN
Associate Research Scientist

Website

Eric Larsen is a fluvial geomorphologist who leads interdisciplinary research programs and applied projects that address vital issues in river management, habitat formation and water quality, with an emphasis on the restoration of habitats for fish, wildlife and riparian vegetation.

Curriculum Vitae

119 Hunt Hall
ewlarsen@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-8336

JEFF LOUX
Adjunct Assistant Professor
 
Chair, Department of Science, Agriculture and Natural Resources at UC Davis Extension. Assistant Adjunct Professor (PhD, UC Berkeley)Environmental Planning, Community Involvement.Community planning, Sustainability, Water policy and planning, Environmental policy.

117 Hunt Hall & UC Davis Extension, 1333 Research Park Drive, Suite 267 Davis, CA 95616
jdloux@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 757-8577, (530) 219-5101 cell

HEATH MASSEY
Professor Emerita


Professor Heath Massey has been a member of the UC Davis faculty since 1990. She teaches courses in landscape history and landscape design. Her research investigates the processes by which concepts of landscape have been culturally and socially constructed, with a particular focus on the social history of public parks in the nineteenth century. Professor Massey also explores contemporary concepts of landscape through temporary installations and theoretical works on paper.

Website


hmassey@ucdavis.edu

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BYRON MCCULLEY
Lecturer

Website

111 Hunt Hall
ebmcculley@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-9477, (530) 752-3907

 

 

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BRETT MILLIGAN
Assistant Professor

Brett Milligan joined the UC Davis faculty in 2013. He teaches design studios and courses in landscape representation and modeling. His research and practice seeks to design and test new modes of regenerative infrastructure that are able to supplant or retrofit aging and monofunctional industrial legacies. This research is approached through the modeling of landscape processes, mapping of bio-regional geographies, development of theoretical frameworks of landscape change, and work within the expanded field of ecological urbanism.

Website

157 Hunt Hall
bmilligan@ucdavis.edu
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CLAIRE NAPAWAN
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Claire Napawan joined UC Davis’ Department of Environmental Design in fall 2009. Her work stems from an investigation of the productive roles in which public parks play in urban environments. She has instructed pre-LDA courses including LDA 1, LDA 21, and LDA 70, as well as instructing Senior Thesis courses LDA 193A & B. Her studio, LDA 180, focuses on investigating potential infrastructural roles of urban landscapes to provide resource management and relief from density.

Website

163 Hunt Hall
ncnapawan@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 554-9490
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LOREN OKI

Assistant Specialist, Landscape Horticulture Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension (joint appointment with Plant Sciences) -- Irrigation managment in urban horticulture; water quality effects on plant growth; Evaluation and introduction of California native plants for use in landscape horticulture.

1110 Environmental Horticulture Complex
lroki@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-4135
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PATSY EUBANKS OWENS
Professor and Chair
Patsy Eubanks Owens is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture in the Department of Environmental Design. Her research interests focus on the relationships between people and the outdoor environment. Specifically, her work examines the role of the physical environment in the development, health, and well-being of youth and methods for community involvement in design decision-making.

Website

177 and 131 Hunt Hall
peowens@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 752-9145, (530) 752-3907

DAVID de la PENA

Assistant Professor de la Peña joins the Landscape Architecture Program in July 2013. His research on participatory urbanism in Spain explores emerging modes of direct urban activism and new roles for designers to engage with communities. David draws from a decade of professional and volunteer experience in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and community planning.

Curriculum Vitae

dsdelapena@ucdavis.edu

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MICHAEL RIOS
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Michael Rios is Associate Professor of Urban Design and Community Planning, and Chair of the Community Development Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis. He also directs the Sacramento Diasporas Project that provides policy-relevant and community-based research related to the region’s (im)migrant and refugee populations.

Website

179 Hunt Hall
mxrios@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 601-1066
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SHERYL-ANN SIMPSON
Assistant Professor

Sheryl-Ann will be regularly teaching LDA141 - Community Participation and LDA202 - Methods in Design and Landscape Research - Community Participation

Her research and teaching interests include: community-based research, immigration and settlement, GIS and spatial analysis, urban health, social justice in design and planning.

Curriculum Vitae

183 Hunt Hall
ssimpson@ucdavis.edu
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STEPHEN WHEELER
Associate Professor

Stephen Wheeler joined the LDA faculty in January 2007 and teaches courses related to community and regional planning, urban design, and sustainable development. His research interests include the theory and practice of sustainable development, the evolution of built landscapes, metropolitan regional planning, and planning strategies to address climate change.

Website

165 Hunt Hall
smwheeler@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-9332
NIGEL ALLAN
Professor Emeritus of Geography

MARK FRANCIS
Professor Emeritus

Mark Francis taught landscape architecture at UC Davis since 1980. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in landscape meaning, public space, landscape theory and urban design. His research and design work is focused on urban and community landscapes.

Website

mofrancis@ucdavis.edu

DEAN MACCANNELL
Professor Emeritus

Curriculum Vitae

edmaccannell@ucdavis.edu

STEVE McNIEL
Lecturer SOE Emeritus

Website

esmcniel@sbcglobal.net

ROB THAYER
Professor Emeritus

Rob Thayer taught landscape architecture at UC Davis from 1973 until his retirement in 2002, and founded the first accredited program in Landscape Architecture at UCD in 1978. 

For 35 years Rob's research and professional activity has focused on sustainable, regenerative processes in the landscape.  His current work explores the "relocalization" of the environment which will accompany an inevitable transition to renewable energy and resource utilization.

Website

rlthayer@ucdavis.edu

 

 

 

 

3/10/2014