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Robert Brzuszek

Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Mailing Address
Box 9725
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
LA Facility, Suite C121
845-3 Stone Blvd.
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Email: rbrzuszek@lalc.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-7896
Fax: 662-325-7893

Websites
MSU Cares: Landscape

Courses Taught

  • Seminar in Landscape Management
  • Landscape Systems and Plants
  • Case Studies
  • Design I
  • Foundation Design Studio 1

Education

  • M.L.A., Louisiana State University
  • B.S., Michigan State University

Professional Experience

  • Site Director/Curator, The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University, 1990 to 2003
  • Landscape Consultant, The Landscape Studio, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 2001-2002
  • Landscape Designer, Native Habitats, Jackson, Mississippi,1989
  • Landscape Designer, Lynn Green, ASLA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana,1988
  • Landscape Designer, Everything Green, Kenner, Louisiana, 1985 to 1987
  • Production Manager, Green Circle Growers, Berea, Ohio, 1984 to 1985

Society Membership

  • The American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
  • Gamma Sigma Delta International Honor Society of Agriculture
  • International Association of Landscape Ecology
  • International Federation of Landscape Architects
  • Mississippi Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Mississippi Environmental Education Alliance
  • National Association for Interpretation
  • National Environmental Education Foundation
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
  • Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society
  • Society for Ecological Restoration International

Certifications

  • Accredited Instructor, National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc.
  • QA/QS Certified Monitor, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
  • QA/QS Certified Monitor, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Recognition and Awards

  • Gold Award, The Garden Clubs of Mississippi Inc., 2011
  • Teaching Award, Gamma Sigma Delta International Honor Society, 2010
  • Faculty Member of the Year Award, Department of Landscape Architecture, Mississippi State University, 2008
  • Life Member Award, East Central Chapter, Mississippi Native Plant Society, 2008
  • Award of Recognition, Department of Interior U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service., 2007
  • Most Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Department of Landscape Architecture, Mississippi State University, 2007
  • President's Award of Excellence, Communications, Home Landscape in Mississippi Website, Mississippi Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects, 2006
  • Who's Who in Agriculture Higher Education, 2006
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Lower Division Level, College of Ag. and Life Sciences, Mississippi State University, 2005
  • Explorer Advisor Award, Boy Scouts of America, Tung Belt Districts, 2002
  • Leadership Award, Pearl River County Strategic Initiative, 2001


Selected Publications

Brzuszek, R. 2013. Crosby Arboretum (Picayune, Mississippi): A Natural World for All. Chapter 14. Murat Ozyavuz, editor, Advances in Landscape Architecture.

Brzuszek, R. 2013. Edward L. Blake Jr. Pioneers of American Landscape Design, McGraw-Hill Publishers.

Brzuszek, R.F., R.L. Harkess, E. Stortz. 2011. Perceptions of the importance of horticultural knowledge by practicing landscape architects in the southeastern United States. HortTechnology 21:126-130.

Brzuszek, R.F. 2010. The Sustainable Sites Initiative™: Potential impacts for water resources and site development. Pages 95-101 in Proceedings of the 2010 Mississippi Water Resources Conference. Download

Brzuszek, R.F., J.B. Walker, T.J. Schauwecker, C. Campany, M. Foster, S. Grado. 2010. Planning strategies for community wildfire defense design in Florida. Journal of Forestry 108(5):250-257.

Brzuszek, R.F., R.L. Harkess, L.S. Kelly. 2010. Survey of Master Gardener use of native plants in the Southeastern United Stated. HortTechnology 20:462-466.

Brzuszek, R.F., R.L. Harkess. 2010. A niche for natives: Landscape architects' are making the push for more native plants. Ohio Florist Association Bulletin.

Clary, R., J. Wandersee, R.F. Brzuszek. 2010. A cretaceous moment: Incorporating local geology to promote viewer understanding of the Earth science literacy principles. Proceedings of the 2010 Geological Society of America.

Clary, R., J. Wandersee, R.F. Brzuszek. 2010. Students geocognition of deep time, conceptualized in an informal educational setting. Page 24 in Proceedings of the 2010 National Association for Research in Science Teaching.

Clary, R.M., R.F. Brzuszek, J.H. Wandersee. The future of K-12 water education: The 2010 Mississippi framework and the proposed National Research Council framework for science education. Pages 102-111 in Proceedings of the 2010 Mississippi Water Resources Conference. Download

Fulford, C.T., R.F. Brzuszek. 2010. Out of your box: Fostering creativity in beginning design students. Proceedings of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.

Brzuszek, R.F. 2009. Claytonia virginica. American Nurseryman 209 (5).

Brzuszek, R.F., C.T. Fulford, H. Roberts. 2009. An assessment of integrating "green" into a first year landscape architecture studio. Proceedings of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.

Brzuszek, R.F., J. Clark. 2009. Visitor perceptions of ecological design at The Crosby Arboretum, Picayune, Mississippi. Native Plants Journal 10(2):91-105.

Brzuszek, R.F., R.L. Harkess. 2009. Green industry survey of native plant marketing in the Southeastern United States. HortTechnology 19(1):168-172.

Clary, R., R.F. Brzuszek, J. Wandersee. 2009. Students' geocognition of deep time, conceptualized in an informal educational setting. Journal of Geoscience Education 57(4):275-285. Download

Clary, R., R.F. Brzuszek. 2009. Gulf Coast watersheds and water education: Outreach alignment and best practices. Pages 158-170 in Proceedings of the 2009 Mississippi Water Resource Research Institute. Download

Roberts, H., R.F. Brzuszek, T.J. Schauwecker, G.W. Wilkerson. 2009. Perceptions and utilization of riparian buffers by farming interest in the Big Sunflower Watershed. Page 270 in Proceedings of the 2009 Council of Educators.

Schauwecker, T.J., R.F. Brzuszek, B. Cooke, K. Grala. 2010. Historical forest patterns and the analysis of site-scale forest gradients for natural area management. Natural Areas Journal.

Brzuszek, R.F., J.B. Walker. 2008. Trends in community fire ordinances and their effects on landscape architecture practices. Landscape Journal 27(1):142-153. Download

Brzuszek, R.F., C.T. Fulford, H. Roberts, T.J. Schauwecker. 2008. Comparison of water quality program efforts for non-governmental organizations within Northern Gulf of Mexico watersheds. Journal of Extension Download

Brzuszek, R.F., C.T. Fulford, H. Roberts. 2008. Evaluating program efforts of non-governmental organizations for watersheds within the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Bays and Bayous Symposium Proceedings 10:10.

Brzuszek, R.F., C.T. Fulford, H. Roberts. 2008. The role non-governmental organizations and their effects concerning regional water quality within the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Pages 264-265 in Proceedings, 39th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association.

Brzuszek, R.F., C.T. Fulford, T.J. Schauwecker, H. Roberts. 2008. Collaboration is key: A grass roots and agency approach to effective watershed management. Pages 224-228 in Proceedings, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 2008-2009 Teaching + Learning Landscape.

Brzuszek, R.F., G. Barton. 2008. Liatris spicata "Kobold". American Nurseryman 207:8.

Brzuszek, R.F., R. Clary. 2008. How big is big? The translation of the enormity of scale and geologic time in an informal learning environment. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Design.

Brzuszek, R.F., R. Clary. 2008. The translation of the enormity of geologic time in an informal learning environment. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal.

Clary, R., R.F. Brzuszek. 2008. Geology and design: Characteristics of successful landscape designs for incorporation of geologic time in informal education sites. Proceedings of the 33rd International Geological Conference.

Roberts, H., R.F. Brzuszek. 2008. Perceptions and utilization of riparian forest buffers by farming interest located in the Big Sunflower watershed. Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association.

Schauwecker, T.J., R.F. Brzuszek, J. Murdock. 2010. Self-evaluation of a statewide conservation planning program: Perceptions of an extension partner. Journal of Extension 48:6. Download.

Brzuszek, R.F. 2007. Do they get it? Visitor experience at the Crosby Arboretum: A case study of place based design. Proceedings, Ecological Landscaping: From Scientific Principles to Public Practices and Policies Conference.

Brzuszek, R.F., G. Barton. 2007. Phlox pilosa. American Nurseryman 206:9.

Brzuszek, R.F., J.B. Walker. 2007. A survey of community wildland/urban fire ordinances and their impacts upon the design profession. Pages 302-303 in Proceedings, Emerging Issues Along Urban/Rural Interfaces, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.

Brzuszek, R.F., T.J. Schauwecker. 2007. Determining historical forest patterns from general land office records. Proceedings, Emerging Issues Along Urban/Rural Interfaces, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.

Brzuszek, R.F. 2006. Vaccinium darrowii. American Nurseryman 204:9.

Brzuszek, R.F., J.B. Walker, T.J. Schauwecker. 2006. To build or to burn: Conflicts of development and wildfire. Proceedings of the Environmental Design Research Association.

Kelly, L.S., R.F. Brzuszek, A. Tullos. 2006. Mississippi recreational gardens: Establishing a backyard wildlife habitat. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication 2402, Mississippi State, MS. Download

Brzuszek, R.F. 2005. Conradina canescens. American Nurseryman 201:9.

Brzuszek, R.F. 2005. Do they get it? Visitor experience at the Crosby Arboretum: A case study of place based design. Proceedings, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.

O'Callaghan, A., R.F. Brzuszek, D. Devitt, M. Ryan,D. Bennett. 2005. Water in the west and its effects on the rest. HortScience 40(4).

Walker, J.B., R.F. Brzuszek, S. Peter. 2005. The wildland-urban interface: Where economic development and cultural influences are impacting sense of place. Proceedings of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.

Walker, J.B., R.F. Brzuszek. 2005. The wildland-urban interface and the design profession. Pages 121-125 in Proceedings of the Architecture Research Center Consortium.

Brzuszek, R.F. 2004. Saururus cernuus. American Nurseryman 200:9.

Brzuszek, R.F. 2004. Development of a Heritage Festival. Journal of Extension 42:6. Download

Walker, J.B., R.F. Brzuszek. 2004. Emerging role of landscape architects in the urban/wildland interface development. Pages 171-175 in Proceedings of the 2004 American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting.

Brzuszek, R.F. 2003. Native trees for Mississippi landscapes. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication 2330, Mississippi State, MS. Download

Knight, P.R., S.L. File, R.F. Brzuszek. 2001. Impact of hormone concentration for propagation of native azaleas. Southern Nursery Association Research Conference 46:365-367.

Knight, P.R., S.L. File, R.F. Brzuszek. 2000. Influence of misting interval and hormone concentration for propagation of native azalea. International Plant Propagators' Society 50:546-550.

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