Laura Lawson, Ph.D.
Executive Dean, School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, Rutgers University
SESSION 6A: Just Landscapes: Aspiring to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Landscape Architecture
Laura Lawson is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Interim Executive Dean at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University. She has an MLA and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research areas include participatory design and community open space, with a focus on urban agriculture. Lawson teaches courses focused on social and cultural issues in design and planning. As Executive Dean, Lawson is the administrative head of a school dedicated to creating, disseminating, and implementing solutions to achieve a healthy and sustainable future that balances the wellbeing of all living organisms with the health of the earth.