CIRRICULUM VITAE

 

 

  ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
  Philadelphia University (formerly Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science)
  Director, Architecture Program, 2010-present
  Interim Director, Architecture Program, 2009-10
  Associate Dean, School of Architecture, 2008-10
  Associate Professor of Architectural History and Theory, with tenure, 2001-present
  Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory, 1995-2001

  Courses taught recently
  History of Architecture and Interiors 1-4 Design 4 for Architecture
  Theories of Architecture Seminar American Architecture

  Savannah College of Art and Design
  Professor of Art History, 1992-93

  Courses taught
  Twentieth-Century Architecture Vernacular Architecture
  History of Western Art I and II

  PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT
  Landmarks Preservation Commission, New York City 1987-92, 1993-95
  Architectural historian

  Martin A. DeSapio, A.I.A., Flemington, New Jersey 1985
  Architectural designer

  Madigan-Praeger Division, URS Company, New York 1981-82
  Architectural designer

  EDUCATION
  Cornell University, History of Architecture & Urbanism Ph.D., 1994
  Dissertation: Vincenzo Scamozzi, 1548-1616: A catalogue raisonné

  Cornell University, History of Architecture/Urban Development M.A., 1985
  Thesis: "The Public Realm in Vicenza's Civic Core, 12th to 15th Centuries"

  University of Notre Dame, Department of Architecture B.Arch. with honors, 1981
  Rome Studies Program in Architecture, 1978-79
  PUBLICATIONS
  “Architecture.” Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History. 5 vols. William H. McNeill, senior ed. Great Barrington, Mass.: Berkshire,
  2004.

 "George Louis Heins and Christopher Grant LaFarge." Dictionary of Contemporary Architecture. Milan: Allemandi Editore, 2001.

 “75 Years of History at St. Madeleine Sophie Parish.” Germantown Crier: A Publication of the Germantown Historical Society. Vol.
  50, no. 1 (Spring 2000).

 "Scamozzi and the Completion of Venice's 'Roman' Face." Constructing Identity: Proceedings of the 86th ACSA Annual Meeting &
  Technology Conference. Washington, D.C.: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 1998.

  RECENT PRESENTATIONS FOR ACADEMIC AUDIENCES
  Building Campus on Residential Estates: Rehabilitation, Coherence, and Identity, Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural
  Historians, Pasadena, California, April 2009

  Manhattan’s Tudor City: A 1920’s Urban Utopia, Annual Meeting of the Society for Utopian Studies, San Diego, California, October
  2003

  No Accidental Tourists: The Development of Roman Guidebooks for Cinquecento Architects, Annual Meeting of the Society of
  Architectural Historians, Miami, Florida, June 2000

  OTHER RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Paper Review (Fall 2006) for March 2007

  Philadelphia University Campus Heritage Project Report, documentation of 11 campus historic sites, comprising 22 buildings and
  their cultural landscapes, with consultants and student assistants, Jan. 2005 – June 2006

  The American Campus as Bricolage, session chair, Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Savannah, Georgia,
  April 2006

  The State of the Survey Poster Session, exhibitor at the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island,
  April 2004

  The Impact of the Textile Industry on the Architecture of Germantown, lecture at the West Mount Airy Neighbors Annual Meeting,
  June 2002

 "The 'Marvels of Rome': Fruits of the 1999 NEH Summer Seminar I. The Mirabilia urbis Romae and the Classical Imagination,"
  respondent, 36th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2001

  Residential Architecture in Victorian America, lecture at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, Philadelphia, March 2000

  HONORS AND GRANTS
  The Getty Campus Heritage Initiative Grant, campus preservation plan, Philadelphia University, 2004

  Dietrich Foundation Grant supplement for campus preservation plan, Philadelphia University, 2004

  President's Award for Teaching Excellence, Philadelphia University, 2001

  Faculty Summer Research Grant, Philadelphia University, “The Textile Industry, the University’s Campus, and School House Lane,”
  2000-01

  National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Summer Seminar, "Marvels of Rome," at the American Academy in Rome, 1999

  Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation Research Grant (for research in Venice), 1997
  Martin M. McVoy, Jr. Trust Fellowship, Cornell U. (for writing dissertation), 1989-90

  Continuing Humanities Fellowship, Cornell U. (for dissertation research), 1986-87

  Fine Arts Prize for Best Thesis, Northeast Association of Graduate Schools, 1985

  Robert James Eidlitz Traveling Research Fellowship and Shreve Endowment Award, Cornell U., 1984 and 1983 respectively

  Tau Sigma Delta and Tau Beta Pi Honorary Societies, 1981

  CURRENT or UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH
  Philadelphia’s School House Lane: Architecture and Society (working title), a planned book based on the results of the Campus
  Heritage Project

  Vincenzo Scamozzi, An Early Modern Architect (working title), a planned book that presents the architect as a predecessor of later
  professionals in terms of his education, theory, and practice

  SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  Society of Architectural Historians, Philadelphia Chapter, President, 2000-02

  Society of Architectural Historians, National Organization

  Vernacular Architecture Forum

  National Trust for Historic Preservation

  Germantown Historical Society, Board of Directors, 2003-08