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Associate Professor of Practice

Tom Neppl

Associate Professor of Practice, Landscape Architecture

Mailing Address

Landscape Architecture Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011

Contact Information

Phone: N/A
Office: 280 Design


BS, Agriculture, Kansas State University, 1993
MLA, Kansas State University, 1996
MRCP, Kansas State University, 1997
Licensure/Registration: Landscape Architect, State of Iowa #439

On the Web tom-neppl-b11723a

Research Interests

Tom’s scholarly and professional interests involve helping nonprofit organizations and communities address long-range land-use planning, environmental and outdoor educational needs. Tom teaches design studios in the Landscape Architecture and Design Studies programs at Iowa State. Each semester, he finds opportunities for his students to actively engage in real projects so they may have the experience of working closely with community residents, businesses and stakeholders to address the needs of the community or organization.

Current Projects

Save Planet Earth Learning Community: A sustainability-themed learning team through which students connect via a hands-on and place-based Monarch butterfly conservation service learning project.

Tallgrass Prairie Project: Infusing sustainability into Iowa State University’s curriculum through faculty learning communities.

EPA Capacity Building: Assessing environmental literacy summit in EPA region 7 states.

Past Chair, American Camp Association Great Rivers.

Master planning and design studies for camps, outdoor and environmental education centers in the U.S. (professional practice outside of ISU).