Forster Ndubisi is a professor and former head of the department of landscape architecture and urban planning at Texas A & M University. He holds degrees in zoology, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning. His teaching, research and practice focus on ecological-oriented design and planning, community planning and design, and sustainable regionalism. Ndubisi has received numerous research awards, including the Council of Educator of Landscape Architecture (CELA) President’s Award and American Society of Landscape Architecture Honor Award. He is a past President of the CELA (1998-99) and past Vice President for Research for the Landscape Architecture Foundation (2008-16).