A student’s academic career in the Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program culminates in a written thesis. Each student selects a topic in consultation with faculty during Thesis Proposal and works with that faculty member and two other thesis committee members who are experts in the topic selected.
Below are abstracts of theses completed in the Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Program. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the full thesis, please contact the director, MAHP Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Benedict, Robert Creighton. The Impact of Encroaching Development Upon Endangered Civil War Sites within the Lowcountry of South Carolina
Bennawit Jr., John F. Tobacco Warehouse Culture in Lancaster City, PA: Interpreting Tobacco Heritage
Bivens, Matthew Scott. The Historic Private Places of St. Louis, Missouri: Enduring Urban Forms
Braun, Julie. Change as an Historic feature in the Preservation of Places Related to Sience and Technology
Breslauer, Kenneth Charles. Preservation Strategies for Historic Commercial Roadside Tourist Attractions in Florida
Bretz, Karen E. Preservation Issues Related to the Peter Pan Cannery in Dillingham, Alaska
Brigham, David Harold. Privatization of the Army's Historic Resources: An Examination of the Effects of Privatization at Fort Sam Houston,Texas on Historic Properties
Calarco, Dominic. Modern Adobe: Preservation of Pre- and Post-World War II Residential Construction in Southern California
Callender, Dara. The Use of Railroad Economic Theory in the Design of a Highway : The Pulaski Skyway in the State of New Jersey
Casey, Barbara A. San Diego's Asian Pacific Thematic Historic District: Defining the Goals in Revitalization of an Ethnic Historic District
Conklin-Foster, Emily Margaret. An Analysis of Lykes Bros. Inc. v. Architectural Review Commission , et al. and its Effects on Hisotric Preservation in Tampa, Florida.
Connolly, Michael. The Leadership Role of Historical Societies in Main Street Programs
Cosmides, Marian M. Identifying Success Factors for Heritage Tourism Progams in Small Cities and Towns
Cooper, Imogen Billings. A Preliminary Identification of Historic Postwar Residential Subdivisions in San Antonio, 1945 To 1964
Eakins, Jan M. To Preserve Our Recent Past: Protecting the Bellevue Forest Subdivision in Arlington County, Virginia
Edwards, Carrie Ellen. The Current State of Interior Documentation: Will It Satisfy a Reconstruction Goal?
Egan, Katherine Lynn. Meet Me in Saint Louis: Viewing Historic Integrity in a Continuum of Change through an Analysis of Forest Park
Ellis, Beth A. Defining the Social and Economic Benefits of Increased Accessibility for Historic Commercial Properties
Ellis, Christopher R. Encouraging the Use of Accurate or Appropriate Colors for the Interiors of Historic Residential Properties
Epler, Carole W. A Historic Preservation Plan for Exurban Counties in Pennsylvania with Particular Reference to Berks County
Felber, Lynette Industrial Storytelling: Preservation and Adaptive at Waterfront Redevelopments in the Puget Sound Region of the Pacific Northwest
Filicetti, Paul N. Identifying and Preserving Symbolism: Montana's County Courthouses
Flatt, Jason William. The Professionalization of Historic Preservation.
Forsman, Leonard Andrew. The Dyes Inlet Indian Communities: An Analysis of the Historic Significance of an Off-Reservation Settlement
Fuller, Katherine J. Populuxe Motels: Preservation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the Wildwoods, New Jersey
Gaddis, David. Forgotten Outposts: World War II Japanese Military Structures and American Pacific Battlefields
Garner, LaDonna R. Protecting Midwest Pioneer Cemeteries through Cemetery Preservation Reform.
Gladhill, Elizabeth L. An Investigation of Historic Conservation Districts as a Viable Option for Saint Paul, Minnesota
Gregory, Carrie Jeanette. Landscape Evolution and Management of Change.
Gordon, Suzanne C. The Importance of Sugar Estates to Sense of Place on Nevis, West Indies
Grisi, Mark. The Automatic Gas Machine Era, 1853-1923 : Analysis of Improvements in Patented Illuminating Devices and Processes
Handler, Ann Kennedy. Astronomical Heritage In A Spatial Context: Completing The Turn
Hankin, Lisa Bush. The Economic Value of Preserving Historic Interiors
Hare, James K. Design Review and New Construction in the Charleston Historic District
Harriss, Jennifer Pridgen. North Carolina Main Street Communities and their Experience with New Connection.
Hart, Ann Bonnette. Factors That Influence Revitalization of Older Neighborhoods: Historic Preservation and Renewal Issues Facing Palmetto Beach, a Neighborhood of Tampa, Florida
Hart, Thomas G. Gazetting in Kenya: A Comparison to American Preservation Strategies
Hein, Pamela Dale. Planning for Successful Adaptive Use of American National Guard Armories
Higgins, Melinda G. Preliminary Plan for Preserving Muddy Creek Forks, Pennsylvania
Hilliard, Josephine Antoinette. Should Plazas Be Preserved?
Horne, Brian Joseph. "Hopstoric" Preservation: Craft Brewing And Historic Downtowns
Horstman, Anne H. Women Volunteers in Historic Preservation: Four Virginia Case Studies, 1966 to 1996
Huddleston, Connie Marie. Preserving and Interpreting Historic Archaeological and Architectural Ruins within Private Developments
Hutchinson, Leigh Ann. Habana Vieja: Reinforcing Current Preservation Philosophies and Programs to Endure Potential Challenges That Will Arise in Transitional Cuba
James, Diana E. Collaboration As a Strategy to Enhance a Heritage Tourism Program in King County, Washington
James, Jennifer Irsfeld. Historic Preservation as a Component of Community-University Urban Neighborhood Revitalization
Koenig, Chris. Preservation Strategies for Prehistoric Mounds in Missouri.
Licesse-Torres, Cynthia Anne. Discovering Mail-Order Dreams: How to Identify Sears, Roebuck, and Company Catalog Houses
Lione, Brian Michael. "Fairly Comfortable:" Temporary Officer Housing at Camp A.A. Humphreys, Virginia, 1919 - 1922
Manning, Derek. Protecting People, Places, and American Ideals: Integrating Federal Antiterrorism Measures into Historic Public Places
Mantay, Amy Trexler. An Evaluation of the Preservation of World War I-Era Planned Communities
Mantero, Gina Marie. Early Cultural Influences on Barn Building and Modern Day Efforts to Preserve: Can the Historic Barns of Putnam County, Ohio, be Saved?
McGinn, Timothy H. How Has the Evolution of Paved Road Systems Impacted Rural Historic Districts? Waterford Virginia: Case Study
Michailof, Sarah Grace. Can Transit-Oriented Development Accommodate Preservation Goals? A Study of Historic Structures and Districts in the Vicinity of Washington's Metro Stations
Mingus, Nancy Blumenstalk. John Hopper Coxhead: The Client Connections
Peltier, Robert Joseph. Nineteenth Century Mennonite Settlement Patterns in Western New York Preservation of Existing Resources
Perunko, Jennifer M. The Bank of Alexandria: An Influence in Commerce and Architecture in Alexandria, 1792 - 1834
Peters, Ronald Luther. The New Mexico Military Institute: Development of Its Campus Plan and Architectural Style from 1890 - 1930
Phillips, David John. An Analytical Study for Preserving U.S. Army Barracks Constructed between 1880 and 1940
Pickrel, Debra J. Wright Renewed: Two Views Reconstructing the Architect's Buildings in America and Japan
Ruff, Carin. Stranded in Time: Protecting Properties Outside the Period of Signficance in Existing Historic Districts
Russack, Thomas E. The Development of an Introductory Preservation Masonry Training Program for High School Age Students
Saltarelli, Mary Estelle Golt. When Nature becomes Novelty: Preserving Petrified Wood Resources in North Central Texas
Scantlebury, Margaret. The Preservation of Napa Valley's 19th Century Agri-Industrial Landscape
Schliesman, Rolene R. North Dakota's State Historic Sites Registry: State-Level Approval Authority over Alteration and Demolition
Scully, Frances Chronowski. As the Garden Fades: Do the Current Treatment Standards and Guidelines Provide Sufficient Guidance for Successful Historic Garden Preservation?
Sears, Ann. Preservation of the Cranberry Bogs of Cape Cod as Rural Historic Landscapes.
Selkowitz, Ira C. How Tourism Has Shaped the Preservation of Three Historic Mining Towns: Virginia City, Nevada, Black Hawk, Colorado, and Breckenridge, Colorado
Smith, Jeffrey Stephen. Preservation of Carolian Seafaring Oral Cultural Heritage and Traditions. Focusing on Traditional Canoe Culture.
Smith, Fred Rhodes. Restoration Reconsidered: Historical Accuracy of the Kitchen at Adena, a Federal Period House Museum
Snediker, Quentin Thomas. Impact of Regulation on Historic Vessels in Underway Service
Stokes-Hammond, Shelley. Recognizing Ludlow- A National Treasure; A Community that Stood Firm for Equality
Tate, David M. Managing Historic Trails through Wyoming
Tracey, Tobin Neal. Thomas M. Howard and James Hunt Nineteenth-Century Housewrights: An Examination of Their Work on Beacon Hill, Boston, MA
Vagel, Barbara Christa. Universal Design and Historic Preservation. How and Under what Circumstances can the Goals of Historic Preservation and Equitable Access be met through the Application of Universal Design and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards?
Weidmaier, Teresa Leigh. Applying Social Cause Marketing Principles to Preservation Advocacy
Wheeler, Lynn Ellen. Are Traditional Tools and Techniques Applicable to the Preservation of Lake Geneva, Its Economy and Its Heritage?
Wilson, Teresa I. Preserving St. Mary's County Tobacco Barns: The Influence of the Tobacco Buyout and the Changing Economic and Agricultural Landscape
Wright, Jr., Ray W. Standards of Restoration in Museums That Use Architecture in Their Interpretive Programs
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