An historic archaeologist and preservationist, Sherene Baugher is Director of the Cornell’s Inter-college and Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program. She is active both in archaeological and cultural landscape research. She consults with local, state and national government agencies and American Indian Nations on the preservation of archaeological sites, sacred sites, and cultural landscapes.
Josh Cerra, with a background in biology and landscape architecture, has practiced as an environmental designer and ecologist for over 18 years. His work addresses relationships between urban ecosystems and site development processes within a broad range of habitat and development types. He has worked on interdisciplinary projects in urban ecological design, sustainable development, stormwater systems planning, species-specific habitat planning, and ecological restoration.
Brian Davis is an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture where he is the director of the Borderlands Research Group. He is a registered landscape architect in the State of New York, and a member of the Dredge Research Collaborative. His research and teaching is part of the emerging field of fluvio-urban morphology; the study of form and process of rivers and cities, and the way they are related. He focuses on urban river systems throughout the Americas through both theoretical and technical research methods. His background and current work center on the overlap of urban design, water infrastructure, and public space.
A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, trained in landscape architecture and Mediterranean archaeology, Kathryn Gleason addresses the question of design and design process in landscape architectural history and classical archaeology. At the same time, she brings a unique perspective to contemporary design teaching and discourse, asking students and colleagues to consider the extant and often fragmentary archaeologies and memories of past landscapes that make up every site on which a landscape architect works.
Maria Goula is considered an expert in Mediterranean semiarid ordinary landscapes, a term she coined in her doctoral thesis, where she investigated how a particular application of design traditions in combination with conventional environmental values and practices have excluded certain kind of dynamic landscapes, such as torrents.
Peter Trowbridge is a practicing landscape architect and Fellow of the ASLA, combining research and practice in sustainable design and revegetation of landfill sites, urban land, and other difficult environments. Recognized at the state and national levels for his teaching, his coursework engages plant identification, planting design, construction technology and graduate and undergraduate studios that focus on landscape rehabilitation and ecology.