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Stephanie Rolley

Professor and head, department of landscape architecture and regional & community planning

Stephanie Rolley

Stephanie Rolley, a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, brings her expertise in visualizing possibilities, whether in community designs, scholarship or organizational change, to her work as a faculty member and head of the department of landscape architecture and regional & community planning in Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design.

Rolley works across scales and boundaries seeking new opportunities to make connections between people and ideas that can shape places and thinking. Her leadership includes a long-standing engagement in and reflection upon interdisciplinary community-based collaborations, as well as the first nonbaccalaureate landscape architecture and regional and community planning programs in the country.

Her early professional practice was in architecture, planning and urban design offices in Boston, Dallas and San Antonio. She has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University, a master's in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and she completed the management development program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Rolley received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Department Head in 2014. She has been recognized for her teaching and scholarship with multiple Outstanding Teacher of the Year awards from the department of landscape architecture and regional & community planning; as an outstanding faculty member by Mortar Board; the Collaborative Practice Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture; an Urban Parks National Award from the Landscape Architecture Foundation; a National Award of Distinction from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture; and as an Alumni Honoree by the College of Architecture, Planning & Design. Rolley also was named the college's Jarvis chair of landscape architecture in 2005-2007 and 2008-2009. The chair recognizing excellence in teaching and scholarly contributions to landscape architecture.

Her engagement in local and regional communities includes service on the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board and Mid-America Regional Council committees. Her commitment to enhancing professional planning and design education has included service on the Landscape Architecture Magazine Editorial Committee and as a Planning Accreditation Board site visitor, leadership of the American Society of Landscape Architects' Council on Education and membership on the Landscape Architecture Foundation board of directors. She will serve as chair of the Landscape Accreditation Board in 2015.

Rolley can be contacted at 785-532-5961 or srolley@k-state.edu.