Sean Michael

Sean Michael

Department Head/Professor
Graduate Program Director

Phone: (435) 797-0509
Email: sean.michael@usu.edu

View my Curriculum Vitae.

Here is a list of courses I teach.


About Me

I joined the USU Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning faculty in 2008 after 11 years at Washington State University. While earning a BSLA at West Virginia University, I served as the first landscape intern at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. I practiced in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Colorado and pursued my interest in environmental psychology and design through an MLA at Texas A&M University. My PhD (Virginia Tech) focused on the relationship between landscapes and criminal behavior.

Education

PhD in Natural Resource Recreation, Forestry Department
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
1997

Master of Landscape Architecture
Texas A&M University
1992

Bachelor of Science - Landscape Architecture
West Virginia University
1988

Experience

Associate Professor/Graduate Program Coordinator
Washington State University
1997-2008

Assistant Professor
Texas Tech University
1996-1997

Landscape Architect
City of Colorado Springs
1991

Landscape Architect
Army Corp of Engineers
Naugatuck, CT
1990

Environmental Planner/Landscape Architect
Sandy Hook, CT
1990

Areas of Expertise

Crime in Parks and Recreation Areas
Crime Prevention and Criminal Behavior
Human Responses to the Environment
Design Modules for Rails-to-Trails
Restorative/Healing Garden Design