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 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.

Sarah M. Dreller
Adjunct Associate Professor, Goucher College
B.A., Florida State University
M.Arch.Hist., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Sarah M. Dreller is an independent historian based in Chicago, Illinois. Her specialty is American and European art and architecture of the Industrial Revolution, c.1780-1980.  At Goucher she teaches the American Architecture core course, mentors students through independent study semesters and serves on thesis committees. Before relocating to Chicago, Dr. Dreller was an award-winning historic preservation consultant in San Francisco, where her practice emphasized the identification and protection of cultural landscapes, traditional cultural properties and buildings of the recent past.

Dr. Dreller's current book project explores the American architectural profession's complicated historical relationship with advertising and public relations practice. Her previous research includes such topics as: an in-depth study of Architectural Forum magazine as published by Time Inc. from 1932 until 1964; a comparative analysis of 30+ years of photographs of Mies van der Rohe's iconic Farnsworth House; a contextualized account of a marketing pamphlet announcing the opening of IBM's first Silicon Valley research and development facility; and an object-based examination of Sir John Soane's visualization of the Bank of England headquarters building as a construction site when 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.   

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. 

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. 

Vincent L. Michael Goucher College Historic Preservation

Vincent L. Michael
Adjunct professor, Goucher College
Principal, Vincent L. Michael Heritage Conservation
B.A., University of Chicago
M.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Vince Michael recently retired as the Executive Director, Global Heritage Fund, which is dedicated to preservation heritage sites worldwide by engaging with local communities.  Prior to his post with the Fund, Vincent held the John H. Bryan Chair in Historic Preservation at the Scholl of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Prof Michael is a Trustee Emeritus of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and member of the boards of the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy, and the Global Heritage Fund. Mr. Michael is the author of numerous papers and books, and speaker at conferences on global preservation and the future of historic preservation in the United States.

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.

Richard D. Waters
Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, School of Management, University of San Francisco
A.B.J., Public Relations, University of Georgia; M.S. Public Relations, Syracuse University; PhD Mass Communications, University of Florida  

Richard D Waters is a recognized expert in public relations and communications for nonprofit organizations. A member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Media Communications, the International Communication Association, and the Public Relations Society of America, Prof Waters has won awards from the Florida Public Relations Association, the International Association of Business Communicators, and the Public Relations Society of America to name but a few.  Author of Public Relations in the Nonprofit Sector: Theory and Research (Routledge, 2014) and co-author of Coming Out of the Closet: Exploring LGBT Issues in Strategic Communications Theory and Research (Peter Lang, 2013), numerous book chapters and over 50 refereed articles on public relations and communications.  Prof Waters is also in demand as a speaker at conferences and symposiums.