Rod Matsuoka, Ph.D.

Rodney H. Matsuoka is a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He obtained his doctoral degree in landscape architecture from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His research explores the human needs and preferences that underlie successful landscape designs. His current efforts focus on the psychological, social and health benefits provided by contact with nature.