Susan Turner, FASLA, is professor emeriti of the School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University, where she served as interim director, graduate program coordinator, and associate dean of the LSU College of Design. She is currently principal of Suzanne Turner Associates, a firm specializing in cultural resource history and management, community preservation planning, and landscape design. Turner has a long-standing interest in the preservation and interpretation of historic and cultural landscapes. Among her projects are Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia and the Hermann-Grima House in New Orleans in Louisiana and Bayou Bend Gardens and Rienzi in Houston, and Drayton Hall near Charleston (with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates). She has consulted on historic landscape projects in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Illinois. She has authored many book chapters and journal articles, and is co-author of The Gardens of Louisiana: Places of Work and Wonder (LSU Press, 1997).