Karen C. Hanna, ASLA
Vice President, Education
Karen C. Hanna is Professor and Head of Landscape Architecture
and Environmental Planning at Utah State University, a role
she has filled since 2000. Starting in 1990 she served on
the faculty at the University of Arkansas, and from 1994 until
2000 was the departmental chairperson of that program.
In 2001-2002, Ms. Hanna served as president of the Council
of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). During her
term she hired CELA's first executive director, oversaw production
of three sets of annual meeting proceedings, facilitated the
transition to new editors of the Landscape Journal,
initiated five online databases, prepared and delivered a
presentation on the status of education to the CEO Roundtable,
and represented CELA at the annual meeting of the European
Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS).
Professor Hanna holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
from the University of Michigan (1971), a Master of Arts in
Geography, with a specialty in GIS, from the University of
Arkansas (1993), and is currently working toward a PhD in
landscape architecture from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
Professor Hanna received a Fulbright Award to teach in the
Netherlands in 1998. Her work has received a national ASLA
Merit Award ("Smith River Highway Visual Analysis Report",
1974), and an Arkansas Chapter ASLA Honor Award (GIS in
Site Design, with Brian Culpepper, 1998). She is the author
of two books: GIS in Site Design, published by John
Wiley & Sons, 1998, and GIS for Landscape Architects,
published by ESRI Press, 1999.
Prior to her academic career, Ms. Hanna was a practicing
landscape architect and holds registrations in California
(#2483) and Arkansas (#192), and is CLARB Certified (#506).