- Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand – PhD, 2013
- University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – Master of Fine Arts, Painting, 1983
- University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM – Master of Arts, Painting, 1981
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, 1980
- Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary – Coursework in Greek, Interpretation, and Philosophy, 1978 – 1980
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN – Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1976
- Brainerd Junior College, Brainerd, MN – General Education, Music, Science, 1971 – 1973
Dr. Hoversten serves as Dean of NC State University College of Design (July 2016) and Professor of Landscape Architecture. A Fellow of the Yaddo arts colony, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Hoversten has received seventeen national and regional planning and design awards and has published and lectured widely. His work has been featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine, Public Roads, and TR News. He served as president of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture and as chair and member of committees and review teams for the Urban Land Institute, the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board, the Southern Nevada Interpretive Association, and the Nevada Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee. Hoversten’s research has focused on interpretive planning in desert climates, context sensitive highway design, and alternative futures landscape planning. Prior to his work in higher education, he served as an Associate at Royston Hanamoto Alley and Abey, worked in a variety of landscape architectural and architectural firms and managed land planning for a division of Howard Hughes Corporation.
Hoversten received a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from the University of Minnesota. He completed a master’s degree in painting and drawing from the University of New Mexico and a master of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Iowa. He also completed his Ph.D. in landscape planning from Lincoln University in New Zealand.