The People Behind LAUP


There are over 40 members of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning faculty. Faculty members hold degrees in architecture, design, engineering, urban planning, economics, and many other fields. Many of our research faculty are affiliated with college-wide research centers and other university-based research units.


Department staff provide essential support and services to faculty, current students, former students, and the public.


Our administrators perform a vital role of managing resources, serving the public, and providing leadership for the department. Each of our programs has a program coordinator who is in charge of that program.

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Shannon S. Van Zandt, AICP

Executive Associate Dean

979.458.1223 Email Shannon S. Van Zandt, AICP
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Douglas Wunneburger

Instructional Professor; Coordinator B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning Degree Program

979.845.8756 Email Douglas Wunneburger
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Galen D. Newman

Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning; Interim Department Head; Director, Center for Housing and Urban Development (CHUD); Youngblood Endowed Professor of Residential Development; President, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)

979.862.4320 Email Galen D. Newman
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Bruce Dvorak

Associate Professor; Master of Landscape Architecture Program Coordinator; Registered Landscape Architect

979.458.0628 Email Bruce Dvorak
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Timothy Early

MLPD Program Coordinator; Associate Professor of the Practice

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Wei Li

Associate Professor; Founding President of ENDEAVR

979.845.2608 Email Wei Li
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Chanam Lee

Professor and Coordinator of Ph.D. Program in Urban and Regional Sciences

979.845.7056 Email Chanam Lee
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Thena Morris

Assistant to the Department Head

979.458.4306 Email Thena Morris