Dr. Jules Bruck

Associate Professor of Landscape Design,
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware

Jules Bruck

Jules Bruck, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Landscape Design at the University of Delaware. She loves studio teaching and engaging university and continuing adult students in the process of landscape design and planting design. She values equal education opportunities and offers introductory online courses in landscape design. A permanently certified member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Jules has owned Evolution Landscape Design, LLC for the past 15 years. Currently her favorite class is team taught with professors from the departments of Art and Leadership. Called Design Process Practicum the class engages upper level students in design process resulting in thought-provoking exhibitions. In 2014 - those exhibitions were installed at the Philadelphia International Flower Show.

Dr. Tony Middlebrooks

Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership.
School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware

Tony Middlebrook

Tony Middlebrooks, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Leadership Program in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware.  He helped develop the doctoral program in leadership as a professor at Cardinal Stritch University, and spent ten years prior in non-profit leadership positions, culminating in writing, consulting, and presenting on a variety of leadership topics. Dr. Middlebrooks teaches courses in leadership theory, decision-making, creativity and innovation in leadership, and research methodology. His current research interests focus on methods of leadership education and the integration of leadership, creativity, and design thinking. Dr. Middlebrooks has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Our Partners and Collaborators

Jon Cox

Professor of Art,
Department of Art, University of Delaware

Jon Cox currently teaches documentary photography/video, digital media, and foundation design. He is developing a new interdisciplinary cross-college design process practicum course. He serves as chair of the public relations committee and mentors summer scholars and service-learning scholars. His courses engage students with real world problems by working with community partners both locally and abroad. Cox has photographed on all seven continents and has directed twenty study abroad programs. His study abroad destinations include Antarctica, Tanzania, Vietnam, Australia, Tasmania and Patagonia. Cox is leading his first study abroad program to Cambodia in January 2013, where his students will create a book with Buddhist Monks and interact with students at The Royal University of Phnom Penh.

Cox's work aims to bring about social change at the local and global level. He integrates his Bachelor of Science degree and design perspective through collaborative sustainable landscape plans for a variety of public spaces including such venues as the world-renowned Philadelphia Flower Show. His collaborative installations educate the public on incorporating sustainable practices that are aesthetically pleasing, while improving our environment and quality of life. Cox's most recent photography work is a documentary book about the Hadza Hunter Gatherers of Tanzania. The goal of his collaborative project that began in 2006 is to raise awareness about indigenous peoples' land rights and reduce the negative stigma surrounding hunter-gathers. The documentary book is being printed in English and Swahili and will be distributed worldwide. All proceeds of the book will go to the Dorobo Fund, a non-profit organization fighting for the rights of indigenous peoples of Tanzania. A series of lectures and photography exhibitions is currently being planned throughout the US, UK and Tanzania to promote the book and the Dorobo Fund.