Jeffrey Eley

Jeffrey Eley

Jeffrey Eley

Jeffrey Eley

  • B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1980
  • M.Arch.History, University of Virginia, 1983
First year at SCAD:

"I am inspired by individuals - including family, friends, colleagues and students - who are passionate about what they do and have discovered ways to share their interests with others. As a professor, I strive to help students discover their own passion and challenge them to set goals that demand their very best. Each year, each quarter and each class students consistently inspire me through their extraordinary accomplishments."


"Contributing to the professional success and happiness of others."

Awards, recognition and honors

1999. The European University/Hermitage Museum Summer Seminar, The Romanov Family as Collectors of Art, 1999; Co-chair. Mayor of Savannah's Task Force on Public Education Issues, 1992; Forbes Scholar. Victorian Society Summer Study Program in England, 1985; Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities travel stipend for young scholars, 1981


Historic Savannah Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Association for Preservation Technology International, Recent Past Preservation Network, Victorian Society in America

Publications and presentations



  • Ecologically Responsible: The Salt Marsh Cottages at Moss Creek Plantation, Island Packet, March 2011; Savannah Sketchbook, published May 2000; Exhibition Curator/Event Coordinator. It's in the Mail… Exhibit of special stamps and posters commissioned by the Royal Mail (British Postal System) during the twentieth century. Exhibit A Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, October 1994; exhibition coordinator, Deepening Concerns and New Impulses, exhibition of graduate student work from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Amerika Haus, Cologne, Germany, December 1992; Camberwell College of Art, London, England, January 1993; Savannah College of Art and Design, February 1993.



  • Architectural Romanticism in Nineteenth-Century Savannah. Presented as part of Sotheby's seminar Celebrating Savannah. October 2000.
  • The Art of Restoration. Presented during the 52nd National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference in Savannah, Georgia, October 1998.
  • An Aesthetic Jumble: Interior Design circa 1880. Presented as part of the 1996-1997 Historic Savannah Foundation lecture series, January 1997.
  • Savannah Saved: The Preservation Movement in Savannah. Presented as a Mary Washington College historic preservation lecture, October 1995.
  • A Utopian Dream: Oglethorpe's Plan for Savannah. Keynote address to the Southeast Association of Schools of Architecture annual meeting. October, 1994.

Previous Positions

Professor, director of off-campus programs, dean of international studies, vice president for student services, vice president for academic services, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia; board member, Georgia National Register Review Board for the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources; member, Board of the Historic Savannah Foundation

Courses Taught

  • ARLH 150 Architectural History in Savannah
  • ARLH 206 Modern Architecture I: 1750-1900
  • ARLH 208 Modern Architecture II: 1900-Present
  • ARLH 236 European Architecture: 1400-1750
  • ARLH 307 American Architecture and Urbanism
  • ARLH 315 British Colonial Architecture in America
  • ARLH 360 Architectural New York
  • ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I
  • ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II
  • ARTH 373 New York as an Art Capital of the World
  • HIPR 101 Introduction to Historic Preservation
  • HIPR 202 Recording and Interpretation for Historical Buildings
  • HIPR 203 Preservation Research
  • HIPR 407 Adaptive Rehabilitation