In 2000, the American Society of Landscape Architects created The Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal to celebrate the outstanding life and career of Professor Jot D. Carpenter, FASLA, past president of the ASLA.

Professor Carpenter’s position as Professor of Landscape Architecture at Ohio State University was a formidable platform to showcase his honor, commitment, and energy as an educator, leaving an indelible mark on landscape architecture education. This medal honors his contribution to education and the profession.

Purpose: To recognize an individual who has made a sustained and significant contribution to landscape architecture education.

Eligibility: Nominees must be full-time, retired, or emeritus landscape architecture faculty members who have made sustained, significant contributions to a landscape architecture program and advocated for ASLA and the landscape architecture profession to students.

Frequency: One medal is awarded annually.

Selection Criteria: The Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal will be awarded to a faculty member who exemplifies the following qualities:

    • Demonstrated excellence in classroom instruction from the perspectives of students and peers, resulting in positive educational outcomes
  • Demonstrated commitment to the growth and development of students
  • Consistent availability to students for advice and guidance
  • Use of innovative teaching methods and techniques
  • Personal integrity
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the profession of landscape architecture
  • Record of actively encouraging student participation in the American Society of Landscape Architects


2007 – Don Collins, Clemson University

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