Bio

<span>Professor Kelleann Foster, RLA, ASLA, is the Lead Faculty for the <a href="https://geodesign.psu.edu">Online Geodesign Graduate Programs</a> at Penn State, the Director of <a href="http://stuckeman.psu.edu">The Stuckeman School</a> of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and Associate Dean for the <a href="http://www.artsandarchitecture.psu.edu">College of Arts and Architecture</a>.</span> <p><span>Kelleann has 30-years of professional practice experience as a landscape architect and has been teaching at Penn State for 25-years.&nbsp; A recent sabbatical, based at <a title="Link: http://www.esri.com/about-esri" href="http://www.esri.com/about-esri">Esri’s World Headquarters</a> in Redlands, CA, enabled her to research how Penn State’s new online geodesign programs could most effectively engage students in a collaborative, virtual studio environment.&nbsp; This research resulted in the creation of Penn State’s new geodesign graduate programs -- a Geodesign Option in the <a href="http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/geographic-information-systems-gis-masters/overview">MGIS</a> degree, a Graduate <a title="Link: http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/geodesign-certificate/overview" href="http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/geodesign-certificate/overview">Certificate in Geodesign</a>, and a forthcoming Master in Professional Studies in Geodesign – all offered exclusively online through Penn State’s award winning <a href="http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/">World Campus</a>.</span></p> <p><span>Much of Kelleann’s work uses computer technologies to communicate alternative scenarios to citizens.&nbsp; Her work has received national and international recognition.&nbsp; She also focuses on generating awareness about career opportunities as a landscape architect.&nbsp; Kelleann recently authored a book, part of John Wiley &amp; Sons “Careers in Design” series— titled “<a href="http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470338458.html">Becoming a Landscape Architect</a>.”&nbsp; In 2014 the book became available in Chinese through <a href="http://www.china-building.com.cn/">Chinese Architectural Press</a>.</span></p> <p><span>When she’s not working, Kelleann can be found exploring the world via bicycle and she is enjoys anything connected to chocolate!&nbsp; She is a board member of the central Pennsylvania land trust, <a href="http://www.clearwaterconservancy.org/">ClearWater Conservancy</a>, and helps with their annual fundraiser “For the Love of Art and Chocolate.”</span></p>

Courses

Geodesign: Change Your World

Geodesign: Change Your World