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ESF Professor named to CELA Academy of Fellows

Associate Professor James F. Palmer

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) Associate Professor James F. Palmer was elected to the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Academy of Fellows.

Palmer is part of the inaugural class of the CELA Academy of Fellows which honors faculty members’ lifetime accomplishments in teaching, scholarship/creative activity and service. 

Palmer, a specialist in quantitative social sciences and natural resource planning, was nominated by the Vermont ASLA Chapter for his contributions to the field of landscape architecture. He has taught for more than 22 years in the Faculty of Landscape Architecture at ESF.

Palmer’s work concentrates on environment and behavior, applying scientific processes to measure a landscape’s aesthetic appeal. He has examined the shared cultural ideas of what constitutes beauty in a landscape.

Palmer received his bachelor’s degree in both politics and environmental studies from University of California Santa Cruz. He earned his Master of Landscape Architecture and Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Release No. 53, 3/14/06
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