Landscape professor and associate dean Patsy Eubanks Owens named a CELA fellow

Patsy Owens

Professor and CA&ES Associate Dean Patsy Eubanks Owens has been named a fellow of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). She was one of two individuals to receive the honor during the organization’s 2021 conference March 19.

For more than 30 years, Owens has committed her personal and professional energies to advancing landscape architecture education. Her research focuses on the relationships between people and the outdoor environment. Specifically, her work examines the role of the physical environment in the development, health and well-being of youth and methods of community involvement in design decision-making. She frequently leads her students in community-based projects that apply current research thinking.

The CELA Academy of Fellows recognizes outstanding landscape architecture educators who advance the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture’s mission. Membership in the Academy of Fellows represents the highest level of achievement within the CELA membership and honors a faculty member’s accomplishments in teaching, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service.

Being named a CELA fellow is not Owens first honor from the organization. She previously received an award of distinction from CELA and also received an outstanding administrator award for her leadership skills and contributions to the profession. To learn more about Owens, please visit her CA&ES profile.