Kathryn Gleason is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture. Trained as a landscape architect and archaeologist, she is a specialist on the archaeology of past landscapes, particularly designed features such as parks, gardens, and fields. Her primary area of research is the Mediterranean of the ancient Roman World. A professor of contemporary landscape architecture, she brings her research to bear on the 21st century landscape by examining how to design with the physical remains of the past. She also applies ancient methods of arid climate cultivation to modern problems of development. Her field reaseach has been conducted recently in India, Jordan, Israel and Italy, with applications in New Mexico, India, and Jordan.