is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and a Faculty
Advisor with Commonwealth College.
She holds a B.A. in
Art and German from Brown University, 1975, (with one year
of study at the University of Freiburg) and an M.L.A. from the College
Environmental Science and Forestry at State University of
New York in Syracuse and Syracuse University, 1979.
During the spring of 2003 Professor Bischoff
served as the Resident Director of the Baden-Wuerttemberg
Program based in Freiburg, Germany. From 1992-1997 she
served as the Associate Director of the University Writing Program
Professor Bischoff teaches junior year writing, the history
theory of the built environment, undergraduate studios
in landscape architecture and a graduate studio on cultural
Her research focuses on the cultural influences that shape
the landscape with an emphasis on historic identity and landscape
1991, Fulbright awarded her with a senior research grant
for study in Berlin.
Professor Bischoff has published numerous
book chapters. Her work has received merit awards
in research and design from the American Society of Landscape
Architects (ASLA) and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA)
Professional Awards Program. She has served as the President
Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), 1985 -
and the President of the Design Communication Association
(DCA), 1992-1994, and the editor of the Guide to International Education for the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), 2002-2005. Current research examining the landscape
etchings of Frank
the founding head of the landscape architecture program here at the University of Massachusetts,
is the foundation for a monograph.