Robert Brzuszek

Robert Brzuszek

Professor

Phone: 662-325-7896


Mailing Address:
Box 9725
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Office: LA Facility, Suite C121
845-3 Stone Blvd.
Education:
  • M.L.A., Louisiana State University
  • B.S., Michigan State University

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

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

Recognitions 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

Publications

2017
Brzuszek, R. F., P. R. Drackett, L. S. Kelly. 2017. Water conservation in your landscape. MSU Extension Service, Publication 3146. Download
2013
Brzuszek, R. 2013. Crosby Arboretum (Picayune, Mississippi): A Natural World for All. Chapter 14. Murat Ozyavuz, editor, Advances in Landscape Architecture.
2013
Brzuszek, R. 2013. Edward L. Blake Jr. Pioneers of American Landscape Design, McGraw-Hill Publishers.
2011
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.
2010
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.
2010
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.
2010
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.
2010
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.
2010
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.
2010
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.
2010
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
2010
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
2009
Brzuszek, R.F., R.L. Harkess. 2009. Green industry survey of native plant marketing in the Southeastern United States. HortTechnology 19(1):168-172.
2009
Brzuszek, R.F., J. Clark. 2009. Visitor perceptions of ecological design at The Crosby Arboretum, Picayune, Mississippi. Native Plants Journal 10(2):91-105.
2009
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.
2009
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
2009
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.
2009
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.
2009
Brzuszek, R.F. 2009. Claytonia virginica. American Nurseryman 209 (5).
2009
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
2008
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
2008
Brzuszek, R.F., G. Barton. 2008. Liatris spicata "Kobold". American Nurseryman 207:8.
2008
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.
2008
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
2008
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.
2008
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.
2008
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.
2008
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.
2008
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.
2008
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.
2008
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.
2007
Brzuszek, R.F., G. Barton. 2007. Phlox pilosa. American Nurseryman 206:9.
2007
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.
2007
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.
2007
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.
2006
Brzuszek, R.F. 2006. Vaccinium darrowii. American Nurseryman 204:9.
2006
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
2006
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.
2005
Brzuszek, R.F. 2005. Conradina canescens. American Nurseryman 201:9.
2005
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).
2005
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.
2005
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.
2005
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.
2004
Brzuszek, R.F. 2004. Development of a Heritage Festival. Journal of Extension 42:6. Download
2004
Brzuszek, R.F. 2004. Saururus cernuus. American Nurseryman 200:9.
2004
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.
2003
Brzuszek, R.F. 2003. Native trees for Mississippi landscapes. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication 2330, Mississippi State, MS. Download
2001
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.
2000
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.