PROFESSOR AND CHAIRPERSON
PLA, ASLA, CLARB
Eric A. Bernard, is a licensed Landscape Architect and Chairperson and Professor of Landscape Architecture at Texas Tech. Teaching and research focus on holistic ecological planning and design integrating cutting edge GIS-GIScience, GeoDesign and LiDAR into multi-dimensional solutions spanning scales and system dynamics. Works are recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects (Honor Award Ecology-Sustainability-Design Workshop, 2000), esri (2005 Special Achievement Award in GIS and 2013 GeoDesign Best Lightning Talk Award).
As GIS Manager at The Trust for Public Land he developed ParkServe™ and was chief designer/data architect of a Park Information Model. ParkServe is mapping US urban parks, analyze 10-minute walk to each, serving over 270 million Americans. Research projects on the High Plains-Ogallala Aquifer, Kansas River, Flint Hills Ecoregion have been awarded over $5.3 million by NSF and USDA. He served on the University Consortium of GIScience, and was Governor appointed to the Kansas GIS Policy Board.
He is privileged to have collaborated on research with over 50 colleagues across colleges, institutions and agencies focused on interactions between human and natural systems, and coupled modeling approaches to understand change and potential designed alternative futures.
Professor Bernard is honored to have advised over 40 graduate students and proud of their accomplishments as students and professionals including the first Dangermond Fellowship awardee, ASLA Honor and Merit Awards and numerous academic conference presentations and papers.
Most importantly he is blessed to have Jill, Allen and Katy and his extended family to grow and explore life with.