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Nassar, Hala, Ph.D., ASLA

Nassar, Hala, Ph.D., ASLA

Professor of Landscape Architecture

Office: Lee 3-104
Phone: (864) 656-2499

Ph.D., Ain Shams University; M.AG., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Ain Shams University; B.S., Ain Shams University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests: Middle Eastern Urbanism, Historical and Cultural Landscapes, Globalization and International Education and Multi-Culturalism

Hala F. Nassar, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture with BSArch, MSArch, and Ph.D. in History of Landscape Architecture from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and Master of Agricultural sciences in Landscape Design from Pennsylvania State University. She served as a faculty member at Ain Shams University while practicing at COPA and ESEI in Cairo before arriving in the United States in 1996. She previously taught at South Dakota State University and West Virginia University.

Her research interests include historical and cultural landscapes, 19th century landscapes of Cairo, Islamic landscape tradition and international education. Her scholarly work is published in Landscape Journal, Landscape Review, Urban Design International and Critiques of Built work. Professor Nassar teaches various courses including History of landscape Architecture and various Design Studios. Recently Professor Nassar taught an Urban Design Studio in collaboration with Ain Shams University in Cairo which focuses on the design and development of the historic fabric of Luxor, Egypt.