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Kevin L. Kane

Kevin L. Kane

  • Associate Dean for Research and Outreach, College of Design
  • Associate Director, Institute for Design Research and Outreach (IDRO)
  • Director, ISU Geographic Information Systems Support and Research Facility
  • Adj. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Landscape Architecture
Kevin Kane is the Associate Dean for Research and Outreach in the College of Design at Iowa State University. He also serves as the associate director of the Institute for Design Research and Outreach, Director of the ISU GIS Facility, and an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Landscape Architecture.

Dr. Kane's research focuses on geographic information systems, natural resources, design research, and higher education. Since 1996 he has been involved in 69 external contracts and grants totaling $7.0M in projects, $3.5M as lead principal investigator.

Previous to his work at Iowa State University he served as the GIS Coordinator at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Adjunct Assistant Professor of GIS at Drake University.

Contact Info

126 Design
715 Bissell Rd


  • PhD, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University, 2007
  • Master of Landscape Architecture (Geographic Information Systems), Iowa State University,1986
  • Bachelor of Arts, Physical Education and Leisure Studies (Outdoor Recreation Planning), Iowa State University, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University, 1982