R. Alfred "Alfie" Vick
Job Title: GEORGIA POWER PROFESSOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS and DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS CERTIFICATE PROGRAMCurriculum Vitae
Street address: Founders House
Athens, Georgia 30602
Personal InterestsGardening, hiking, ice hockey, Brazilian jiu jitsu
Professional RegistrationProfessional Landscape Architect (Georgia, Mississippi); LEED AP BD+C; LEED Fellow; CLARB Certified
R. Alfred "Alfie" Vick
Biographical InformationAlfred Vick is the Georgia Power Professor in Environmental Ethics at the University of Georgia and Director of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program. He is a licensed landscape architect and a LEED Fellow. His work focuses on preserving and enhancing the functioning of natural systems while effectively and attractively integrating human use. At the University of Georgia's College of Environment & Design he teaches landscape ecology and sustainable design, collaborates with other researchers in the Sustainability and Landscape Performance Lab and serves on the Faculty of the Institute of Native American Studies. His academic research focuses on green infrastructure and sustainable site design, native plant communities, and American Indian ethnobotany. He earned a BS in Engineering Psychology from the University of Illinois and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Georgia. He continues to practice professionally and his work has included several LEED-certified buildings such as the LEED Platinum headquarters of the Southface Energy Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Alfred is past-Chair of the Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group for the US Green Building Council, Founding Chair of the Athens Branch of the US Green Building Council and has served on the board of several environmental organizations.
EducationMLA, University of Georgia (1998)
BS, Liberal Arts & Sciences – Engineering Psychology, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign (1993)
Professor Vick’s research focuses on green infrastructure and sustainable site design, landscape performance metrics, native plant communities, and Cherokee ethnobotany.
- Vick, R.A., Calabria, J., Echols, S., Ogden, M., Yocca, D. 2012. Site Design: Water. Sustainable Sites Handbook. Meg Calkins, Editor. John Wiley & Sons. New York.
- Calabria, J., Vick, R.A., and Cassity, P.W. 2011. UGA’s Green Infrastructure Plan: Student Envisioned. 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference Proceedings.
- Vick, R.A. Cherokee Adaptation to the Landscape of the West and Overcoming the Loss of Culturally Significant Plants. American Indian Quarterly Vol 35. No. 3 (Summer 2011). University of Nebraska Press.
- Vick, R.A. The Plant Communities of the Trail of Tears: Overcoming Relocation and Reestablishing a Connection to Place. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 2008 Conference Proceedings.
- Vick, R.A. Low-impact Land Development: The Practice of Preserving Natural Processes. Chinese Landscape Architecture. Volume 25/166. (translated by CAO Juan)
- Wenger, S.J., Carter, T.L., Vick, R.A., and Fowler, L.A. 2008. Runoff Limits: An Ecologically-based Stormwater Management Program. Stormwater 9: 1-10.
- Vick, R.A. Low-impact Land Development: The Practice of Preserving Natural Processes. Journal of Green Building. Volume 1, Number 4.
- Vick, R.A. 2006. Site Design for Stormwater Management. Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards. Len Hopper, Editor. John Wiley & Sons. New York.
American Society of Landscape Architects
US Green Building Council
Honors and Awards
Landscape Architecture Foundation Case Study Investigation (CSI) Research Fellow, 2018
Cherokee Nation Sevenstar Stalwart Award, 2014
University of Georgia Teaching Academy, 2013
Outstanding Faculty Member – Sustainable UGA Awards, 2013
Distinguished Faculty Member – CED Alumni Association, 2013
Selected Grants and Funded Projects
- Revising Georgia’s Nonpoint Source Management Program Plan
Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Co-PI, $75,000 February 2014 – August 2014
- The Impact of Climate Change on Tribal Resource Management in the Southeast
US Forest Service grant, Co-PI, $35,000 2011
- Increasing the Sustainability of Distribution Warehouse Centers
Technical Assistance Grant, Co-PI, $107,632 2008