Wayne Womack, a native of Arkansas, received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in landscape architecture from Louisiana State University and Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Upon graduation from Harvard in 1961, he was employed by Sasaki, Walker & Associates in Boston, Massachusetts. He was invited by Dr. Robert Reich to teach at LSU, where he remained for 34 years. Wayne taught a wide variety of courses in design theory, various levels in the design program, plant materials, planting design, and history at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Wayne travelled widely in Europe, Central and South America and Asia as well as the United States to gain firsthand knowledge of historic landscapes. Wayne has taught in summer courses in England for several years. He has lectured widely on landscape topics in the United States and is the author of A Philosophy for Planting Design. Wayne worked as a planting designer with Jon Emerson & Associates throughout his time at LSU. He retired from LSU in 1999 and continues to study and research a wide variety of interests.