Dr. Richard H. Mattson, Professor, Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources, Kansas State University, received his Horticulture Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska (1964) and Horticultural Science Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (1969). He has worked at Kansas State University from 1969 until the present time directing the Horticultural Therapy program. He teaches on-campus and distance education HT courses, has served for three years as editor of the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture, 15 years on the Board of Directors and three years as Treasurer of the American Horticultural Therapy Association. He is a Fellow in the American Society for Horticultural Science and the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. He has co-authored HT books and numerous other publications and journal articles. His research work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Society of American Florists, the Horticultural Research Institute, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and horticultural industry. He has served as major advisor for 60 Masters of Science and 14 Ph.D. graduate students.