Yao Wang

Yao Wang

Assistant Professor

225-578-1801 | 202 Julian T. White Hall

Landscape Architecture PhD SUNY-ESF

Yao Wang is an assistant professor of Landscape Architecture at LSU’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science with a specialization in Policy, Planning, Communication, and Society from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). Additionally, she possesses a master’s degree in urban planning and a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture. Her research encompasses climate resilience (both mitigation and adaptation), environmental planning and policy, community engagement, and sustainability. Her research interests lie in advancing inclusive engagement strategies within climate change adaptation planning, advocating for power-sharing in the decision-making process to foster equitable procedures and outcomes. Yao‘s research background includes notable publications and presentations at both national and international conferences. Before joining LSU, Yao served as an instructor and managed the fabrication lab at SUNY-ESF. After obtaining her master’s degree, she gained professional experience as a landscape architect at various international urban planning and landscape design firms.