A Louisiana native, Christine received her BFA in Art History from University of Texas, Arlington in l980. In March of 2012, she completed a terminal degree in Masters of Landscape Architecture with a specialization in sustainability at Texas Tech University. She then joined the department with full-time appointment as Instructor in August of 2012. Currently she teaches design courses in the program at Texas Tech.
This appointment is a return to teaching for Christine as she also taught full-time at the University of Texas at Austin as a specialist in design methods for merchandising, as well as textiles. Prior to her current engagement in the field of Landscape Architecture, she practiced Interior Design. In addition to teaching, she free-lances as a landscape designer, working in the residential realm with a concentration on xeric gardening and resource sustainability.
Christine is passionate about teaching and is particularly interested in improved teaching techniques and learning models for the modern generation of “net-natives”. She involves technology and media in her classroom and teaching format.
Christine is a member of ASLA, Native Plant Society, and a Certified Lubbock Master Gardener. At Texas Tech she serves the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources as a departmental representative to the Recruiting, Retention & Career Development Committee.
Besides teaching, Christine, a horticultural enthusiast, enjoys volunteering in community education through Lubbock Master Gardeners, traveling, and spending time at home and in the garden with her husband of 30+ years and their 4 adult children.