Betsy H. Bradley
Adjunct assistant professor, Goucher College
Director, Cultural Resource Office, City of St. Louis, MO
 B.A., Iowa State University
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Betsy Bradley is experienced as a heritage preservation specialist, historian, and instructor of history and preservation courses throughout the United States.  Her professional and academic interests center on cultural resource management theory and practice; improving the analytical consideration of the visual and cumulative effects projects on cultural resources and the investigation of how demands for permanence and change in the built environment, as well as the protection of cultural resources and regulation of new projects, are culturally situated.  Ms. Bradley’s interest in industrial buildings resulted in her book, The Works: The Industrial Architecture of the United States (Oxford University Press, 1999).

A long-standing member of several  local preservation commissions, she worked for seven years for the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and has also served on the commissions of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Taylors Falls, Minnesota. 

She has taught historic preservation classes for the University of St. Thomas Art History graduate program; Ursuline College’s undergraduate program, and at the Youngstown State University’s undergraduate and graduate departments. She has also served as guest consultant to the University of Minnesota World Heritage Center class in Baku, Azerbaijan.

William Bushong
Adjunct assistant professor, Goucher College
Vice President of Research and New Media
Associate Director of the Center for White House History, White House Historical Association
B.A., North Carolina State University
M.A., Appalachian State University
Ph.D., The George Washington University

William B. Bushong is the historian and webmaster of the White House Historical Association, an educational nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the study and the public's enjoyment of the White House.  As historian, Dr. Bushong is involved in material cultural research, urban history and preservation, historical and literary studies, political science, as well as the issues of race, class and gender as they relate to the home of American presidents.  Recently, Dr. Bushong authored an annotated edition of Glenn Brown's History of the United States Capitol. As webmaster, William Bushong actively develops publications, exhibitions, website displays, and is working toward the establishment of a digital library of White House history.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Bushong was a historian with the National Register of Historic Places and an independent author and historic preservation consultant.  His major projects during those years included an historic resource study of Washington DC's Rock Creek Park, research for an exhibition on contemporary federal design held at the National Building Museum, and numerous publications including North Caroline's Executive Mansion: The First 100 Years  (1991), and Uncle Sam's Architects: Builders of the Capitol (1994). William Bushong has also worked as a preservation planner with the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission where he collaborated with community planners in developing historic components of comprehensive area master plans and conducted outreach and educational efforts aimed at property owners. 

William Jackson Cook
Adjunct Associate Professor, Goucher College
Associate General Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington DC
B.A., Furman University
J.D., University of South Carolina

William Cook is the Associate General Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation involved in litigation advocacy for federal, state and local preservation laws and corporate legal matters. Mr. Cook was a former Assistant Professor of law, Charleston SC School of Law where he taught property, constitution, preservation, and art & cultural heritage law. He has practiced law in Charleston as well as New York City and served as Judicial Clerk in the South Carolina Court of appeals. Mr. Cook has also written extensively on preservation and cultural property law, as well as given numerous lectures at local statewide and national preservation and law conferences.


Lisbeth Henning Cort
Adjunct associate professor, Goucher College
Owner, Whidbey Island Style
B.A., Tennessee Technological University
M.S., Ball State University

Lisbeth Cort spent 30 years in the nonprofit sector, most recently as owner and principal of Cort Communications, where she assisted nonprofit organizations across the country in organizational development and communications, including strategic planning, board development, fundraising, membership, public outreach and marketing.  Prior to founding Cort Communications, Ms. Cort was deputy director for advancement, Grantmakers in the Arts.

During her 23-year historic preservation career, she was executive director, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation (2002 - 2005), and Utah Heritage Foundation (1995 - 2002).  Earlier, she served as assistant director, Western Regional Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation, where she was a contributor to the National Trust's A Self-Assessment Guide for Community Preservation Organizations and specialized in organizational development work with nonprofit boards and staffs in a nine-state region.   Ms. Cort was also director of community services, Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana and taught two courses in Ball State University's graduate preservation program.

Returning to her architecture roots, Ms. Cort now owns Whidbey Island Style, an interior decorating firm headquartered north of Seattle.  In addition to her teaching at Goucher College, she continues to advise local and national organizations in the nonprofit sector.

Sarah M. Dreller
Adjunct assistant professor, Goucher College
Adjunct instructor, Columbia College of Art, Chicago, Illinois
B.A., Florida State University
M.Arch. H., University of Virginia
Ph.D. candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago

Sarah M. Dreller is an architectural historian based in Chicago, Illinois. She studied international economics and architecture in Florida before transferring to the University of Virginia to complete her Masters of Architectural History degree. She worked as a historic preservation consultant in San Francisco, where she specialized in the identification and protection of cultural landscapes, traditional cultural properties, and buildings of the recent past.

Currently, she is finishing Ph.D. coursework at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The focus of her scholarship is the tension between architecture as an art form and as a business practice. In her dissertation, Ms. Dreller is investigating the role professional architectural photography played in the development of 20th century architectural practice.  Her previous scholarly work includes Bertram Goodhue’s relationship with his client during the design and construction of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, and Sir John Soane’s visualization of the Bank of England headquarters building as a ruin while he was the bank’s official architect.

Karen Gordon
Adjunct assistant professor, Goucher College
Historic preservation officer, City of Seattle
Seattle, Washington
B.A., M.U.R.P., The George Washington University

Karen Gordon has been the City of Seattle's Historic Preservation Officer since 1984. In that capacity she serves as the director of Seattle's historic preservation programs and serves as the City of Seattle's responsible official for matters requiring interpretations of architectural/historical significance and related impacts.  Her responsibilities include developing, implementing and evaluating the city's preservation policies and programs; overseeing citywide landmarks programs, including the evaluation of sites worthy of preservation and the development of programs to ensure their preservation, restoration or reuse; providing administrative support for the city's five preservation and special review boards and commissions that oversee seven historic districts and 300 individual landmarks. 

Prior to moving to Seattle, Gordon worked with the Office of Public/Private Partnerships at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and with the National Register pf Historic Places in Washington DC. She also served as a consultant to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the preparation of "Federal Taxation and Preservation of America's Heritage." 

Karen Gordon served on the Board of Directors of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and state advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Advisors. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, and is currently a member of its Board of Advisors.   

Melvyn Green, FASCE
Adjunct professor, Goucher College
Lecturer, historic preservation program, University of Southern California
President, Melvyn Green & Associates
Torrance, California
B.S., University of Arizona

Mr. Green holds registration as a structural, civil and fire protection engineer in California and several other western states.  Formed in 1972, Melvyn Green & Associates specializes in historic restoration.  Recent projects include earthquake damage repair and restoration of the San Gabriel Mission and buildings at UCLA, as well as the repair and restoration of San Jose Mission and the strengthening of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Mr. Green was principal investigator for the update of the FEMA Handbook for Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings. He is currently preparing a FEMA Handbook on Incremental Strengthening of Buildings for Earthquakes.  He is a past president of the Structural Engineers Association of California, and is currently a trustee of the California Preservation Foundation.

Dale Allen Gyure
Thesis director and adjunct associate professor, Goucher College
Associate professor, Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, Michigan
B.S., Ball State University
Ph.D., M.A., University of Virginia
J.D., Indiana University

Before turning to American architectural history, Dale Allen Gyure was a practicing trial attorney in Tampa, Florida, specializing in the defense of arson and fraud cases.  His master’s work at the University of Virginia focused on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College and its unique place in the architect’s work and in the history of collegiate architecture. The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts awarded Dr. Gyure's dissertation the Carter Manny Award. He also received a Dissertation Fellowship from the Spencer Foundation and a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society.

Dale Allen Gyure's research focuses on American architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a special interest in educational environments. He has published scholarship on Le Corbusier's worker houses, the Gary, Indiana, platoon system schools of the early twentieth century, and the evolution of college libraries, as well as two books: The Chicago Schoolhouse, 1856-2006: High School Architecture and Educational Reform (2011), and Frank Lloyd Wright's Florida Southern College (2010). He is currently working on a book about modernist architect Minoru Yamasaki. Dr. Gyure also serves on the Board of Directors of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and the Michigan Modern and Wayne State University Minoru Yamasaki Advisory Boards.  He is also a member of the Michigan State Historic Preservation Review Board.


Bruce Judd

Bruce D. Judd, FAIA
Adjunct assistant professor, Goucher College
Principal, Bruce Judd Consulting Group, Seaside, Florida
Consulting Principal, Architectural Resources Group, Inc., San Francisco, California
B. Arch and M. Arch, University of California, Berkeley

In 1980, Bruce D. Judd, FAIA, co-founded Architectural Resources Group, one of the first architectural firms in the United States to specialize in historic preservation. Over thirty years later, Mr. Judd has gained a national reputation as a thoughtful and experienced practitioner. He has directed over 250 planning, rehabilitation, and development projects involving architecturally and historically significant buildings and complexes throughout the western United States, including restoration of the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, seismic retrofit of the Pasadena City Hall, restoration of the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, as well as served as preservation consultant to the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.

Mr. Judd has served on the boards of a number of distinguish organizations, including Expert Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; Member, Committee for Preservation and Security for the White House and the Capitol; Member, Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Member, Board of Directors of Preservation Action; and Member, Board of Trustees of the California Preservation Foundation to name but a few. 

Russell V. Keune, FAIA
Adjunct associate professor, Goucher College
Preservation consultant
Arlington, Virginia
B. Arch., M. Arch., University of Illinois

Russell Keune is an expert on international preservation practice and theory, currently working as a preservation consultant in the Pacific and Europe. Formerly a restoration architect with the National Park Service, he worked on projects in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Nevis. During his tenure with the National Trust for Historic Preservation for fourteen years, Keune served as director of field services, rising to senior vice president for preservation programs. At the National Trust he was a member of United States government preservation conference delegations to Rome, the Soviet Union, and Warsaw, and worked with foreign national trusts throughout the world. 

Mr. Keune has also served as vice president for programs, U.S. Committee, International Council of Monuments and Sites where he was responsible for working with public and private organizations engaged in international historic preservation including UNESCO, ICOMOS Paris Secretariat and National Committees, United States Department of State, United States Information Agency, United States Agency for International Development, United States Department of the Interior, the World Monuments Fund, the Getty Conservation Trust, the American Express Company, and foreign national, regional and local governments. 

As director of international relations for the American Institute of Architects, Russell Keune was the staff directorate for the AIA’s International Committee, coordinated international delegates of architects, ands served as liaison to foreign embassies, the public and private professional licensing bodies and federal agencies related to global trade in architectural services.

Currently Keune serves as co-director and secretary of the Professional Practice Commission of the International Union of Architects, overseeing an international commission tasked with establishing and promoting the first set of international harmonized standards for the practice of architecture, the UIA Accord on Recommended International Standards of Professional Practice.  He is also past-chair of the Board of Trustees of the oldest and largest ethnic museum in the United States, the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa.

Stuart Meck, FAICP
Adjunct associate professor, Goucher College
Faculty fellow and director, Center for Government Services, E.J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
B.A., M.A., M.C.P., Ohio State University
M.B.A., Wright State University

Stuart Meck has served as director, Center for Government Services, Rutgers University, since 2005. The Center is responsible for providing training, technical assistance, and research support for all local government units in New Jersey. Prior to joining Rutgers, Mr. Meck was senior research fellow for the American Planning Association in Chicago. In that capacity he conducted research in planning issues in Illinois, Michigan, and Utah, as well as the Czech Republic. He was also responsible for developing Planning and Urban Design Standards, a standard reference work in the field for John Wiley and Sons.

Mr. Meck has served as the principal investigator for the American Planning Association’s Growing Smart project, been a consulting city and regional planner, served as assistant city manager and city planner, Oxford, Ohio, program manager for regional and environmental planning, Dayton, Ohio, and senior planner, Memphis and Shelby Planning Commission, Memphis, Tennessee.  Mr. Meck is the author or co-author of numerous articles, manuals and books on planning and planning law, including Ohio Planning and Zoning Law (Thomson West, 2007).

Stuart Meck has held adjunct teaching positions at the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, The Ohio State University, University of Dayton, and Wright State University.  He has served as President and Secretary-Treasurer, American Planning Association, and Commissioner, American Institute of Certified Planners.  He received the Ohio Governor’s Award for Excellence, CB Program (1987) and Distinguished Alumnus Award, The Ohio State University (1989).

Robert Z. Melnick, FASLA
Adjunct professor, Goucher College Professor,
Department of Landscape Architecture,
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon B.A.,
Bard College M.L.A.,
College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York Syracuse  

Robert Z Melnick is a recognized expert on cultural landscapes and historic landscape preservation planning. A Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Robert has published widely on theoretical and practical issues relating to cultural and historic landscapes. He has served as lead and consultant for landscape preservation projects in states across the country. His written works, including the co-edited Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America (2000), and professional projects have received numerous national awards. Professor Melnick regularly lectures at universities and professional meetings.  In 2008 he received the James Marston Fitch Preservation Education Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council for Preservation Education. His current research addresses the impact of climate change on significant cultural landscapes   Robert Melnick is former Dean of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and is a Senior Cultural Resources Specialist with MIG, Inc., in Portland, OR, and Berkeley, CA. While on leave from the University of Oregon (2005-2007) he was a Visiting Senior Program Officer at the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.  Professor Melnick serves on the editorial board of Change Over Time, an international journal of conservation and the built environment, and is guest editing an issue on Landscape and Climate Change.  He is a past member and chair of the board of directors for Oregon Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Hugh C. Miller, FAIA
Thesis director and adjunct professor, Goucher College
Preservation consultant
Richmond, Virginia
B.Arch., University of Pennsylvania

Hugh Miller was the first director of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, where he organized programs and initiated projects to protect Virginia’s significant historic, architectural, landscape, archaeological and cultural resources. Prior to that, Mr. Miller was the chief historical architect of the National Park Service, capping a twenty-eight year career in preservation with the federal government. In that capacity he was responsible for a number of nationally important projects and initiatives including preservation planning for the Chicago School skyscrapers and Washington DC’s Pennsylvania Avenue, preservation and restoration of Independence Hall, and the restoration of the Statue of Liberty.

Hugh Miller has been active in creating preservation training and educational programs since the 1970s when he began to conduct classes, seminars and workshops about building and landscape preservation at universities and for national and international audiences. As a practicing architect, Mr. Miller has been involved in numerous preservation projects, ranging from Philadelphia City Hall to Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Monticello, and the Academical Village of the University of Virginia. Hugh Miller was a member of the Board of Association for Preservation Technology International, and founder and past president of the APT Foundation.  Miller was also a founding member of the Alliance for the Preservation of Historic Landscapes.

Hugh Miller is a Fellow of US/ICOMOS, the American Institute of Architects, and the Association for Preservation Technology International.  He is the recipient of  the James Marston Fitch Award for Lifetime Achievement in Historic Preservation Education from the National Council for Preservation Education; the Marcellus E. Wright, Jr. Award from the James River Chapter AIA in 2001 for his outstanding contributions to architecture; the William C. Noland Medal from the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects in recognition of his lifetime achievements in the preservation of historic buildings, heritage sites and cultural landscapes; the AIA Presidential Citation from the American Institute of Architects for his contributions to the science and art of architectural conservation; the Allied Professional Award from the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects; and the LaGrasse Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects recognizing his work in the stewardship of public lands and their natural and cultural resources.

Patricia Samford, Ph.D.
Adjunct instructor, Goucher College
Director, Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory
M.A., College of William and Mary
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Patricia Samford is the Director of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard, Maryland. The Lab is the Maryland’s repository for over 7.5 million archaeological artifacts, home to a state of the art archaeological conservation laboratory, and engages in highly regarded research programs.

Samford holds a doctorate in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary.   Her research interests are in the archaeology of free and enslaved African Americans in the American South, and particularly in the cultural transformations that occurred in the context of the African Diaspora.  She was a staff archaeologist for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for thirteen years and has also worked in North Carolina, Maryland, Bermuda and France.

Samford’s dissertation research was recently published by the University of Alabama Press and is entitled Subfloor Pits and the Archaeology of Slavery in Colonial Virginia (2007).  She has also co-authored a book on archaeology for children entitled Archaeology for Young Explorers:  Uncovering History at Colonial Williamsburg (1995).

Kennedy Smith
Adjunct associate professor, Goucher College
Principal, CLUE Group, LLC,
Arlington, Virginia
B.A., Bryn Mawr College
Loeb Fellow, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Kennedy Smith has been a leader in downtown economic development for 25 years. After serving as director of Charlottesville, Virginia’s downtown revitalization organization in the early 1980s, she joined the staff of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center in 1985 and became its director in 1991, a position she held for 13 years. During Ms. Smith's tenure the Main Street program was recognized as one of the most successful economic development programs in the U.S., generating $18 billion in new investment and stimulating development of 226,000 new jobs and 56,000 new businesses and expanding to a nationwide network of almost 2,000 towns and cities, with additional programs abroad.

In 2004, Kennedy and several colleagues launched the Community Land Use and Economics (CLUE) Group, a private consulting firm that helps civic leaders gather and apply market information to create dynamic downtown economic development strategies. She has won numerous accolades for her work, including receiving a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University and being named one of Fast Company magazine’s first Fast 50 Champions of Innovation, recognizing creative thinkers whose sense of style and power of persuasion change what our world looks like and how our products perform. She has been featured in news media ranging from Business Week and The New York Times to CBS Sunday Morning and The Donohue Show. In addition to her work with the CLUE Group, she is a columnist for Planning Commissioners Journal.

de Teel Patterson Tiller
Adjunct  professor, Goucher College
Adjunct professorial lecturer in historic preservation, The George Washington University
Fairfax, Virginia
B.A., M.Arch. His., University of Virginia
D.H.L., Goucher College

Retired in 2005 after nearly 30 years with the U.S. National Park Service, de Teel Patterson Tiller served for the last ten years as that agency’s Deputy Associate Director for Cultural Resources. In that capacity, he was responsible for all of the Service’s principal federal historic preservation and heritage programs serving both the units of the national park system as well as the entire nation. 

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the College of Arts and Science, University of Virginia, in 1970, Mr. Tiller worked as a designer in professional theatre for a few years.  He has also served as historic preservation planner to the West Texas Council of Governments. 

Mr. Tiller has taught architectural history and historic preservation policy, planning and practice at the University of Wyoming, University of Virginia, Kansas State University, and The George Washington University.  He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Goucher College in 2003 in recognition of his national contribution to historic preservation.

Richard D. Wagner, AIA
Director and adjunct professor, Goucher College
Adjunct professorial lecturer in historic preservation, The George Washington University
Principal, David H. Gleason Associates, Inc., Architects
College Park, Maryland
B.Arch., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

Richard Wagner, AIA, is founding director of the Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program at Goucher College. He is also a principal with the architectural firm of David H. Gleason Associates, Inc. where he specializes in historic preservation and rehabilitation projects, and creating design guidelines for historic areas. He serves as the architect for the Baltimore Main Streets and Main Street Maryland programs, providing architectural services to neighborhood and downtown commercial districts.

Richard Wagner previously served as Urban Program Manager and Director of Special Initiatives for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center where he created and managed the Urban Main Street Program.  He has taught at Iowa State University and held a tenured faculty position at Kansas State University, where he helped found a graduate program in historic preservation. Dr. Wagner has also served as consultant to the National Park Service and Department of Defense to adapt the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation for historic military property, as well as assisted the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training to create a strategic business plan.  He is the author of dozens of design guidelines for historic districts, ranging from neighborhood commercial district Fairbanks, Alaska, to the District of Columbia, as well as over 100 articles and books on historic preservation. 

Richard Wagner helped to found and served as the first president of the Kansas Preservation Alliance, the state’s nonprofit preservation organization, served on the Manhattan, Kansas, Historic District Commission, and helped create and served as first chairperson of the City of College Park’s Planning Commission.  Dr. Wagner’s dissertation, Influences on the Life Spans of Existing Buildings, was one of the first to apply economic modeling to investment patterns in historic buildings. 

Richard Wagner is currently a member of the Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, member of the University of Maryland’s East Campus Steering Committee and the University’s Architectural Design Review Board, both of which are overseeing a $1 billion private/public mixed use development on the University’s College Park campus, and member of the City/University Partnership, a jointly held non-profit economic development corporation of the City of College Park and the University of Maryland.  Dr. Wagner also holds appointment as professorial lecturer in Historic Preservation at The George Washington University, Washington DC.