Positions held in academic institutions
Courses taught in the past two years
Significant publications, creative projects, and/or paper presentations
Awards, recognitions, grants, competitions
Professional licenses, memberships and service
Ph.D. Architectural History, University of Virginia, 2001
M.Arch.H. Architectural History, University of Virginia, 1997
J.D. Law, Indiana University, 1989
B.S. Psychology, Ball State University, 1984
Professor, Lawrence Technological University (2013-present)
Associate Professor, Lawrence Technological University (2001-2012)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Goucher College (since 2000)
ARC 3613 History of the Designed Environment I
ARC 3623 History of the Designed Environment II
ARC 2117 Integrated Design Studio 1 - Theory
ARC 4173 Frank Lloyd Wright and His Times
ARC 4113 Great Books of Architecture
ARC 4183 Twentieth Century Architecture
1. The Chicago Schoolhouse, 1856-2006: High School Architecture and Educational Reform.
(in review: The Center for American Places/University of Chicago Press).
2. "Campus in the Garden: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College,” Invited lecture, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, 2011.
3. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College. University Press of Florida (2010).
4. “Serenity and Delight: The Architecture of Minoru Yamasaki,” Invited lecture, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2010.
5. “Frank Lloyd Wright and Florida Southern College,” Invited lecture, Lawton M. Chiles, Jr., Center for Florida History Florida Lecture Series, Lakeland, FL, 2010.
6. “The Heart of the University: A History of the Library as an Architectural Symbol of American Higher Education,” Winterthur Portfolio 42 (Summer/Autumn 2008): 107-132.
7. “Playgrounds,” in David Goldfield, ed., Encyclopedia of American Urban History. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2006.
8. “Monuments to Education,” Chicago History 32 (Fall 2003): 52-72.
9. “Empire State Building” and “Gas Stations,” in R. Stephen Sennott, ed., Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2003.
10. “Architecture,” (with Richard Guy Wilson), in M. Thomas Inge and Dennis R. Hall, eds., The Greenwood Guide to American Popular Culture, 3rd. ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.
11. “A ‘Child World’ and a ‘People’s Clubhouse’”: School Architecture and the Work-Study-Play System in Gary, Indiana, 1907-1930,” ARRIS: Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians 12 (2001): 74-91.
12. “’A pledge of the permanency of the institution’: American Antebellum Colleges and Gothic Revival Architecture,” in John Hawley and Craig Kridel, eds., “having a great time …”: The John B. Hawley Higher Education Postcard Collection. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Museum of Education, 2001.
13. The Colonial Revival in America: An Annotated Bibliography. National Park Service and University of Virginia Dept. of Architectural History (2000).
14. “Modernism and Domesticity in Le Corbusier's Early Worker Housing Projects,” Oculus: Journal for the History of Art 1 (1998): 46-57.
1. Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, 2008.
2. Research Grant, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 2006.
3. Nancy Larrick Crosby Fund Award for Excellence in Teaching, Goucher College, 2006.
4. Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Biennial Dissertation Colloquium Presenter, 2001.
5. Carter Manny Dissertation Award, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 2000.
6. Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education, Spencer Foundation, 2000.
7. Raven Society Scholarship, University of Virginia, 2000.
1. Member, Society of Architectural Historians.
2. Member, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.
3. Member, Vernacular Architecture Forum.
4. Member, College Art Association.
5. Member, Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians.
6. Member, History of Education Society.
7. Member, Minoru Yamasaki Advisory Board, Wayne State University.
8. Peer reviewer: Winterthur Portfolio, University Press of Florida, Princeton Architectural Press, ARRIS: Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, American Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting, Architectural Research Centers Consortium, National Park Service.
9. Goucher College Historic Preservation Program, Master’s Thesis Co-Director.
10. Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Annual Meeting Planning Committee, 2006.
11. Local Chair, Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, 2012.
12. Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, 2008, 2010-11.
13. Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Meeting, 2009-10.
14. Vernacular Architecture Forum Annual Meeting, 2007, 2010.
15. American Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting, 2006-07.
16. World Monuments Fund Symposium on Preserving Florida Southern College’s Textile Blocks, 2009.