Associate Professor of Landscape Management
Office: 3736 Throckmorton
Area(s) of Specialization:
Irrigation and Ornamental Horticulture
Dr. Lavis states, "Students are my focus. I love hands-on instruction, and I am passionate about all of the courses I teach." Lavis is keen on incorporating new teaching strategies into her courses that focus on student development of critical thinking skills. Through her efforts, K-State was the first university to work hand-in-hand with the Irrigation Association to develop an irrigation system design course that leads to certification through this professional association.
In addition, Dr. Lavis is an award-winning adviser who co-advises Horticulture Club and PLANET with Dr. Greg Davis. She also coordinates opportunities for horticulture students to participate in international travel during their college years. Recently, she has accompanied students on trips to Italy and Costa Rica.
B.S. Agronomy, Oklahoma State University, 1986
M.S. Ornamental Horticulture, Kansas State University, 1993
Ph.D. Agronomy, Kansas State University, 2005
Cabon, J., D. Bremer, Fry, J., and Lavis C. 2016. Effects of soil moisture–based irrigation controllers, mowing height, and trinexapac-ethyl on tall fescue irrigation amounts and mowing requirements. Crop Science—pending review revisions
Lavis, C. C., K. A. Williams, J. Fallin, P. K. Barnes, S. J. Fishback, S. Thien. 2016. Assessing a faculty development program for the adoption of brain-based learning strategies. J. Faculty Development. 30(1): 57-69.
Carmichael, T. R., Boyer, C. R., Griffin, J. J., Warren S. L., and Lavis C. C. 2014. Production and landscape establishment of nursery crops in eastern redcedar-amended substrates. J. Environ. Hort. 32:77-83.
Domenghini, J., D. Bremer, S. Keely, J. Fry, C. Lavis and S. Thien. 2014. Assessing student learning with surveys and a per/post-test in a new online landscape water issues course. Nat. Sci. Educ. 43:109. Doi:10.4195/nse2014.03.0008
Keeley, S., G. Davis*, C. Lavis, J. Fry, K.A. Williams, and C. Miller. 2014. Creating a culture of professionalism in an undergraduate horticulture program. NACTA J. 58 (Supp. 1):72
|Course #:||Title||Semester||Delivery Method|
|HORT 508||Landscape Maintenance||Fall||On Campus|
|HORT 550||Landscape Irrigation Systems||Fall||On Campus|
|HORT 555||Landscape Irrigation Design||Spring||On Campus|
|HORT 585||Arboriculture||Spring||On Campus|
|HORT 190||Pre-Internship in Horticulture||Fall||On Campus|
|HORT 551||The Business of Landscape Contracting||Spring||On Campus|
|GenAG 505||Horticultural Study Abroad||Spring||On Campus|