Architectural history professor
- B.Sc., landscape architecture, University of California, Davis, 1997
- M.Arch., University of Washington, 2001
- Ph.D., history and theory of architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
Nomination, Excellence in Teaching Award, Northeastern University, 2010-11
Awards, recognitions and honors
- Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Development, Savannah College of Art and Design, Summer 2013
- Nomination, Excellence in Teaching Award, Northeastern University, 2010
- Henry Luce Foundation and Royal Fellowship Dissertation Research Award, 2006
- Henry Luce Foundation Research Travel Fellowship, 2005
- Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association Research Grant, 2005
- Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Research Grant, 2005
- Edith O'Donnell and George Bush Presidential Library Foundation Grant for Presidential Studies, 2004
- Presidential Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001-2006.
- Society of Architectural Historians, College Art Association, American Historical Association
- American Studies Association, American Political Science Association
Publications and Presentations
- "The Aesthetics of Negligence: Architecture and Recession in the Age of Deleveraging," Dialectic 2: Architecture between Boom and Bust, Winter 2014.
- "Leveraged Urbanism: Finance, Inequality and the American City" Manifest: Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism, v.1, Fall 2013.
- Review: "The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace." The Public Historian, vol. 32, no. 4, Nov. 2010: 160-68.
- "Bernini's 'Medusa' and a History of Art," Thresholds 28, Winter 2005: 76-86.
- Co-Editor with Erika Naginski, "'Concerto Barocco': Essays in Honor of Henry A. Millon," Thresholds 28, Winter 2005.
- Panelist, “The Monkey in the Machine and the Machine in the Monkey,” Interactive Graces Art History series, SCAD Museum Theater, August 21, 2013
- “China and Urbanization: Questions of Demographics and Environment,” Guest Lecture for Asian Cities seminar, Wentworth Institute of Technology, June 3, 2013.
- Tour: “Shipping and Industry: King Cotton, the River and Savannah’s Economic Landscape,” for 16th Annual US/ICOMOS Conference, The Historic Center and the Next City: Envisioning Urban Heritage, May 1-4, 2013.
- “The Port of Georgia: The Historic City and the Landscape Economy,” presented at the Port Cityscapes session of the American Association of Geographers Conference, Los Angeles, April 9-13, 2013.
- Curator, “From the River: A Collaborative Exploration,” School of Building Arts Graduate Student Exhibition, The Collaborative Learning Center, Savannah, March 11-15, 2013.
- Co-Director with Dr. Daves Rossell, “Modernities Across Time and Space,” 8th Annual Savannah Symposium, with papers from 60 scholars from 12 countries, Keynote Speakers: Mark Jarzombek and Dell Upton, February 7-9, 2013.
- “After City Market: Food and the 21st C. American City,” at the Food and the City Conference 2013 in Austin, Texas, Feb. 2013
- Tour: “Economics and the Architecture of the City,” December 29, 2012, “The Legacy of the Industrial City,” December 31, 2012 for AIAS Forum 2012.
- “The Cost of Urbanism: The Real Bilbao Effect and other Myths of Avant-Gardism in the City,” Guest Lecture, Urban Design Graduate School, Savannah College of Art and Design, October 4, 2012.
- Presidential Design Charrette, “Small Spaces,” Collaborative Design Center, Savannah College of Art and Design, August 2012.
- "Architecture and Citizenship: Debt, Delusion, and the 21st C. Economy," Critical Localities lecture series, Wentworth Institute of Technology, July 2011.
- "Nixon's Third Term: History, the Post-Presidency, and the Presidential Library After Watergate," paper presented at the Richard Nixon and the Making of Modern America conference, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, May 2009.
- "Towards Accessible Judgment: The Presidential Library and the Pursuit of Public Obligation," paper presented at Future of the Archive / Archive of the Future, Visual Studies Conference, University of Rochester, May 2007.
- "Archive as Gift, Stewardship as Law: Preserving Presidential Records and Artifacts," paper presented at Heist, the Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art, March 2007.
- "Presidential Libraries and the Uncertain Archive: Histories and Futures," paper presented at the Lost Highway Expedition Symposium on the Archive, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 2006.
- "Unread Nixon and the Library Within: Pedagogy, Display, and the Limits of Biography," paper presented at the Politics of the National Imagination session of the Research in Progress Symposium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 2006.