Faculty


Betsy H. Bradley

Academic Specialist for Historic Preservation, Goucher College
B.A., Iowa State University
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Betsy H. Bradley is experienced as a heritage preservation specialist, historian, and professor of history and historic preservation. Her professional and academic interests center on the critique of policy, practice, and the evolving nature of the preservation field. She serves as Academic Specialist for the Goucher Historic Preservation Program, and keenly monitors the ever-changing historic preservation field in the United States.

Dr. Bradley has taught in the Goucher Historic Preservation program since 2007. Her courses include Introduction to Historic Preservation, Documentation, and Preservation Public Policy and she has directed over twenty thesis projects. She has also taught historic preservation at the University of St. Thomas Art History graduate program; Ursuline College’s undergraduate program, and in the Youngstown State University’s undergraduate and graduate departments. Betsy’s interest in industrial buildings resulted in her book, The Works: The Industrial Architecture of the United States (Oxford University Press, 1999). She has also written about how property owners addressed old dwellings prior to the formal historic preservation program in “Reviving Colonials and Reviving as Colonial” in Re-Creating the American Past: Essays on the Colonial Revival. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2006).

Dr. Bradley has over twenty years of experience working with preservation policies and practices at the local level. She worked for several years for the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and has also served on the commissions of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Taylors Falls, Minnesota and Spokane, Washington, where she now resides. From 2011 to 2016, Bradley was the director of the historic preservation program in the City of St. Louis. She oversaw the review of thousands of building permits, and addressed the current topics of demolition review in a Legacy City, the design of new construction, the regulation of solar panels in historic districts and the integration of historic districts and form-based zoning. She has worked as a consultant in Minnesota and on the staff of the Wyoming State Historic Preservation office.

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. 

  

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. 

Melanie Lytle

Adjunct assistant professor, Goucher College
Executive Director, Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions
Architectural Historian, AECOM
Board of Directors, Restoration Works International
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
M.A.H.P., Goucher College  

Melanie Lytle is a graduate of Goucher College's MAHP program and the executive director of the non-profit Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions, which has been providing training and support to Maryland's historic preservation commissions since 1979. In her staff role, she manages the day-to-day operations of the statewide organization and is a technical resource on all historic preservation issues for Maryland's forty-nine historic preservation commissions and staff. She also develops the organization's training courses and serves as an instructor.

As an architecture historian at AECOM, Ms. Lytle is a consultant for federal, state, and local governments and private clients on projects with a diverse array of historic property types and challenges. She specializes in assessing the effects of undertakings on historic properties pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and National Environmental Policy Act, and advises clients on the management and treatment of cultural resources.

Ms. Lytle is active in international preservation, an outcome of living abroad in South Africa and France, travel, research, and her role on the board of directors of Restoration Works International, a volunteer-led non-profit organization devoted to the restoration of cultural heritage alongside communities in Mongolia, Nepal, and India. 

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

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).

Lauren Schiszik

Adjunct assistant professor, Goucher College
Historic Preservation Planner, Baltimore City Department of Planning
Baltimore, Maryland
B.A., Earlham College
M.H.P., University of Maryland, College Park  

In her position at the Baltimore City Department of Planning, Lauren Schiszik is involved in many facets of historic preservation planning, including architectural design review for landmarks and local historic districts, regulatory reviews, historical and architectural research, and archaeological assessments and reviews. She coordinates the Baltimore City Landmark designation program and the conservation program for Baltimore's historic monuments. She also works on departmental and inter-agency initiatives that integrate preservation into large-scale planning efforts that address issues such as climate resiliency and neighborhood stabilization and revitalization.    

Prior to her position with Baltimore City Department of Planning, she worked as a public archaeologist and cultural resources planner with Anne Arundel County's Lost Towns Project, and in the private sector as a cultural resource GIS specialist.

Ms. Schiszik is the Vice President of Friends of Maryland's Olmsted Parks and Landscapes, a volunteer-led non-profit organization. She has also served as adjunct faculty in the Public History Department at Stevenson University, and co-teaches courses in John Hopkins University's Odyssey Program. Ms. Schiszik has authored and presented papers on topics in historic preservation and archaeology.

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.

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.