Environment and Society Directory
Environment and Society Emeriti Faculty
Dr. Cliff B. Craig
Dr. James J. Kennedy
Dr. Derrick Thom
Richard E. Toth
Location: NR 336
Office Phone: 435.797.0694
Utah State University
Department of Environment & Society
5215 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-5215
Professional Richard Toth is a member of the Department of Environment & Society in the College of Natural Resources, Utah State University. Prior to his association with the College of Natural Resources, he was a member of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from 1972-2001, and served as Department Head from 1973 to 1982 and from 1987 until 1998. He was also a visiting professor at the Institute for Environment Studies at the University of Melbourne in 1980.
Richard is a member of the American Planning Association, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture where he also served as President. he is a past member of the American Institute of Planners, was elected as National Alpha. Richard is also a director of the Hubbard Educational Trust. At Utah State University he has received several outstanding teaching awards from Mortar Board Honor Society and was for six years a member of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Governing Board. From 1992 to 1995 he served on the Discipline Advisory Committee for Fulbright Scholar awards in Architecture and City Planning.
rofessor Toth has been a visiting lecturer and critic at the Boston Architectural Center, California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, Colorado State University, Pennsylvania State University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, University of Guelph, University of Hannover, University of Illinois, University of Madrid, University of Manitoba, University of New Hampshire, University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, University of Utah, University of Washington, University of Western Australia, Keimyung University, Taegu, Korea; Kookmin University, Seoul Korea; and from 1972 to 1975 held Harvard corporation appointments as Visiting Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Graduate School of Design. His Fulbright Fellowship was served at the Edward Kardelj University of Ljubljana, Yugoslavia in 1988.
Professor Toth has been active in professional practice for many years in both Canada and the United States. His projects have included: Expo '67 in Montreal; a master plan for the City of Trenton, Ontario; the residential sector for Century City, Los Angeles; and development guidelines for Machias, Maine and Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a licensed landscape architect in Utah, and Massachusetts.
Professor Toth's research and scholarly activities have been sponsored by: The National Science Foundation, The Environmental Studies Division of the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture- U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources, the Rockefeller Foundation, Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, the New England Division of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. He has published a number of papers in both national and international refereed journals in his area of specialty of Design Theory and Landscape Analysis. As a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania (65-68) he assisted in the formulation of an approach and philosophy for instruction in large-scape analysis utilizing distinct physiographic provinces within the study region for comparative purposes of landscape planning. While on the faculty at Harvard (68-72) he and several colleagues developed the first large-scale planning studio integrating computer compatible techniques for both landscape analysis and land-use evaluation. During this period Professor Toth pioneered several landscape planning approaches which integrated major concepts in design and ecology. His current research and writing interests maintain this conceptual integration applied to hydrologic and riparian systems.