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Stephanie Rolley

Rolley, Stephanie
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Kansas State University
302 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-2909

University Profile

Program involvement
Community Development Graduate Programs - Department Chair and Instructor


Visualizing possibilities, whether in community designs, scholarship or organizational change, has shaped Stephanie Rolley's work. She works across scales and boundaries seeking new opportunities to make connections between people and ideas that can shape places and thinking. Her teaching is supported by a scholarship that includes longstanding engagement in and reflection upon interdisciplinary community-based collaborations and, more recently, leadership of the master’s project and report sequence in her department.

Practice in architecture, planning, and urban design offices in Boston, Dallas, and San Antonio framed her early professional experience. Her education includes a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University, a master's in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completion of the management development program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

She has been honored with recognition of her teaching and scholarship within the university and nationally. Engagement in the local and regional communities through service on the Manhattan (Kan.) Urban Area Planning Board and Mid America Regional Council committees allow opportunities for her to apply the values and knowledge of her department. Her commitment to enhancing professional planning and design education led her to serve on the Landscape Architecture Magazine editorial committee, the leadership of the American Society of Landscape Architects Council on Education, and membership on the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board.


Management Development Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, 2010
Master's in City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
Bachelor's in Landscape Architecture, Kansas State University, 1982
Trinity University, 1975-1978