Sohyun Park


Phone: (860) 486-6069
Address: W.B. Young (YNG) Building
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4067
Storrs, CT 06269-4067

Sohyun Park, PhD, SITES AP

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Dr. Sohyun Park is an associate professor of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut. She serves as Co-Chair of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Resilience Theme Track (2020-2022) after a four-year service as co-chair for the Sustainability Track (2016-2020). She is also a Co-Chair of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Ecology and Restoration Professional Practice Network (2019-2021). She is an affiliate faculty member of the Sustainable Global Cities Initiative at UConn Hartford campus and co-chairs a national multistate research group called NE 1962.  Dr. Park is a certified SITES AP (#0000001945) and is devoted to the promotion of ecosystem services in cities and landscapes through her scholarship, education, and professional engagement.

Ph.D. Arizona State University
MLA Seoul National University
B.S. in Biology, Sookmyung Women’s University

Research Interest
Dr. Park’s research interest includes the pattern, function, and services of urban green spaces and their relevance to environmental sustainability and community resilience. Target sites of interest include various spatial scales ranging from a larger urban region and metropolitan area to a neighborhood and urban block. With her research topics on urbanism, landscape, and ecology, she seeks to understand a unifying theme of “landscape” as a holistic socioecological system. Her work has been supported by the U. S. Department of the Interior National Park Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the United Nations Development Programme, Korea Ministry of Environment, and other national, regional, and local organizations.

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Students

ZAZahra Ali
PhD Student
Research Interests: Bio-cultural heritage, traditional ecological knowledge, land and place-based education, socio-ecological systems


Pan ZhangPan Zhang
PhD  University of Connecticut, 2024
Research Interests: Urban Morphology, Sustainable Urban Design

Teaching Faculty, Nanjing Forestry University

Michael RossMichael K. Ross
MLA Texas Tech University 2017

Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Science, University of Tennessee

Afsana SharminAfsan Sharmin
MLA Texas Tech University 2018

Natural Playground Design

Michael TsaposMichael Tsapos
BLA Texas Tech University 2020

Ten Eyck Landscape Architects

Tao WuTao Wu
PhD University of Connecticut, 2021
Research Interests: Coastal Resiliency, Climate Change

Teaching Faculty, Nanjing Agricultural University

Kelly Mahoney-AaronKelly Mahoney-Aaron
MLA Texas Tech University 2017

Green Cemetery

Milad FereshtehnezhadMilad Fereshtehnezhad
Ph.D. student, Texas Tech University

Parametric Design, New Urbanism

Connor JonesConnor Jones
BLA Texas Tech University 2020

Landscape Designer at Norris Design