Bradley T. Vowels-Katter


Photo of Bradley T. Vowels outdoors standing in front of birch tree


MS Landscape Architecture at UW-Madison – 2012

MS Water Resources Management at UW-Madison – 2012

BS Landscape Architecture at University of Kentucky – 2009


LaGro, Jr., James A., Vowels, Bradley T., and Vondra, Benjamin. (2017) Exurban Housing Development, Onsite Wastewater Disposal, and Groundwater Vulnerability within a changing policy context. Landscape and Urban Planning, 167, 60-71.

Bradley is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning with a minor in Landscape Ecology and Population Health. He specializes in spatial analysis and community outreach. Overall, Bradley uses his knowledge of landscape architecture, planning, and social science combined with the biological/physical science of water resources to integrate an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research, and design projects.

Bradley’s doctoral research focuses on the effects of rural development and the potential implications for human and environmental health. More specifically, he studies how rural residential housing densities affect groundwater and surface water quality and landscape fragmentation. His research addresses how state and local planning policies facilitate this process or help mitigate the effects of urban sprawl.

Bradley currently works as an Extension and Research Project Assistant for the Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute using his spatial analysis skills to study fisheries in Lake Michigan. However, his work encompasses several aspects of planning, landscape architecture, and water resources management. During his career, Bradley has worked as a grant coordinator and park manager for a rural municipality. He has held three research assistant positions studying environmental health issues and rural development patterns. Bradley also completed four professional internship programs at government offices and private design firms. While at UW for his MS degrees he was a teaching assistant for two undergraduate landscape architecture studio courses.