Connie Pinkerton

  • B.A., anthropology, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1991
  • M.F.A., historic preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2006

"As an archeologist, I sometimes found that my job was to excavate and document sites as a last resort before they were destroyed. The work was fascinating, but the job was discouraging. I knew I wanted a career that would have a positive impact on the things that matter most to me. Now, as a teacher, I am preparing a new generation of preservationists to be proactive stewards of the world's heritage. Teaching also satisfies my own passion for learning and gives me the opportunity to explore new ideas every day. I share these fresh approaches with my students who in turn teach me new ways to look at the world."

Connie Pinkerton | Historic preservation professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Jeffrey Weiss Award, Theatre Historical Society of America


National Trust for Historic Preservation, Georgia Historical Society, US/ICOMOS

Previous Positions

Archeological laboratory supervisor, Brockington & Associates Inc., Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; architectural historian, Anderson Consulting, Savannah, Georgia; senior cartographic specialist, CADDScan Engineering Inc., Columbia, Maryland; conservation associate, Archeology Group, Maryland State Highway Administration, Baltimore, Maryland; archeological field supervisor, R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates Inc., Frederick, Maryland

Publications and presentations

"Savannah College of Art and Design: Restoration of an Architectural Heritage" (with Maureen Burke, Ph.D., and the historic preservation department of the Savannah College of Art and Design), Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina: Arcadia Press, 2004



  • University of Massachusetts Center for Heritage & Society, "Why Does the Past Matter?" Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts: "The Past Matters (But That's Not Why We're Here)," 2011
  • National Council on Public History annual meeting, Pensacola, Florida: "The 'Public' of Undergraduate Historic Preservation Education," 2011
  • Symposium on Campus Heritage Planning (Boston Preservation Alliance), Boston, Massachusetts: "SCAD's Unique Urban Campus," 2007
  • International Symposium on Cultural Landscapes Cultural Towns (APA), New Harmony, Indiana: "The Campus in Context," 2007
  • 23rd International Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Savannah, Georgia, 2007
  • Annual Meeting of the Society of Georgia Archivists, Savannah, Georgia: "Using Archives in the University Classroom," 2003