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New Faculty Hires

Jake Powell

Jake Powell is replacing David Bell as the new Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor.

The Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department at Utah State University is pleased to welcome Jake Powell to our faculty beginning Fall of 2018 as Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor.

Jake’s professional career has focused on uniting communities to their surrounding landscapes through collaborative planning and design efforts. His work as the director of a non-profit conservation corps has been centered on pairing the conservation efforts of young adults with public lands and communities through service learning. He has worked throughout the Intermountain West to envision and implement watershed planning and restoration projects, natural resource conservation projects, recreation infrastructure, and community economic growth opportunities.

Jake’s interests revolve around how the design of communities, infrastructure, and sites affect water quality, quantity, and conservation at the site and watershed scale. Jake earned his BLA from Utah State University, and a Master’s of Science in Landscape Architecture from Penn State University where he studied in the Penn State Center for Watershed Stewardship.

Dr. Brent Chamberlain

The Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department at Utah State University is pleased to welcome Dr. Brent Chamberlain to our faculty beginning Fall of 2018 as an Assistant Professor..

Brent received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. focused on geographic information systems from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Chamberlain’s research and teaching is focused on developing geospatial and geovisualization tools which bring together landscape planning, ecology, and ecosystem services-oriented theories to address longterm spatial planning problems at the regional and/or watershed scales. Brent joins us from Kansas State University’s Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning program, where he has served as Director of the ALIVE Laboratory.

Dr. Keunhyun Park

The Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department at Utah State University is pleased to welcome Dr. Keunhyun Park to our faculty beginning Fall of 2018 as an Assistant Professor.

Keunhyun is a multi-disciplinary researcher with experience as an urban/landscape planner. His interests lie at the intersection of landscape architecture, urban planning and design, and landscape technology. His doctoral work at the University of Utah involved measuring the dynamics of public space use using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Keunhyun’s study of the relationship between built environment design and activity living, and quantitative landscape analysis, calls for multiscale approaches and technologies. He earned his MLA from Seoul National University, where he held the position of Research Fellow in the Korean Institute of Human Settlements.

Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning | InSites 2018