Tom’s scholarly and professional practice interests focus on 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.
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.
Accreditation Standards Visitor, 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).