Meet the EMCEE: Janice A. Cervelli
Janice A. Cervelli, FASLA, FCELA is Deal of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Professor of Landscape Architecture at The University of Arizona. Prior to her arrival in Tucson in 2008 Cervelli served in a number of administrative roles, including as Dean of the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities at Clemson University from 2000-2007, founding director of the Clemson University Restoration Institute, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the University of Kentucky. While a faculty member at the University of Kentucky from 1981-2000, Cervelli was recognized with the University Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and as a Master Teacher by the Gamma Sigma Delta honorary society. She also received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Cervelli received a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. For her work as a student at Purdue University and the University of Guelph, Cervelli was recognized with an Honor Award and Merit Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Recently, she was recognized as an Outstanding Alumna by the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.
Dean Cervelli has held numerous leadership positions, including president of the two major national/international organizations of the profession of landscape architecture--The American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators of Landscape Architecture. In recognition of her professional accomplishments she has been honored with induction as fellow by both organizations. Cervelli served as a founding board member of the South Carolina chapter of the Urban Land Institute. She has also served as a delegate to the International Federation of Landscape Architects and is currently serving as Vice President for Education of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. The American Council on Education selected Dean Cervelli as a Fellow in 1998. During her fellowship year she served as an understudy to Dr. William Kirwan, President of The Ohio State University and Dr. Robert Glidden, President of Ohio University. She has been recognized with the CELA Outstanding Administrator Award by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. Currently, Cervelli is a member of the Executive Advisory Task Force for Environmental Science and Policy at The University of Arizona.
As a teacher, scholar, and registered landscape architect, Dean Cervelli specializes in urban design and construction technology. She is currently working on book entitled Le Citta’ Murata Italiana--The Walled Towns of Italy.