William C. Sullivan
Department of Landscape Architecture
My research addresses two broad questions. First, to what extent, and in what ways, does the built environment impact human health and wellbeing? I'm especially interested in understanding and measuring the ways in which everyday contact with nature influences human health. How, for instance, does contact with nature mitigate the difficulties of life for people who live in urban public housing neighborhoods or in other challenging urban environments?
The second question concerns the processes of changing and managing places: How can information about land development and other environmental issues be more effectively communicated among experts, citizens, and policy makers?
You can read articles that examine both of these questions by clicking here.
|1991||PhD, Natural Resources with a concentration in Environment & Behavior, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|1985||Master of Landscape Architecture, Kansas State University, Manhattan|
|1982||Master of Science, Horticulture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign|
|1980||Bachelor of Science, Ornamental Horticulture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign|
Courses Taught at the University of Illinois
|LA 270 Behavioral Factors in Design|
|LA 336 Landscapes and Health Design Workshop|
|LA 370 Environmental Sustainability: A Global Perspective|
|LA 537 Sustainability and Health Studio|
|LA 570 The Built Environment and Human Health|
Awards and Honors
|207-2013||National Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Environmental Health Science, Research, and Medicine|
|2000||Research Achievement Award 2000, Environmental Design Research Association, awarded to F.E. Kuo, W.C. Sullivan, and the Human-Environment Research Lab|
|2000||College Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Agriculture, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences, UIUC|
|1993-2011||University of Illinois Incomplete List of Excellent Instructors 22 times between 1993 and 2011|
|2000-2003 & 1998-2000||Teaching Academy, College of Agriculture, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois|