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- 2014 (expected) PhD, American and New England Studies Boston University
- 2005 BA, History University of Southern Maine (Minors: Art History and Interdisciplinary Honors Program) Magna Cum Laude
"Ornament and Identity in the Immigrant-Built Tenements of Boston and New York, 1870-1920"
Committee: Keith N. Morgan, William D. Moore, Claire W. Dempsey
- Ornament in American architecture
- Nineteenth century American architecture and urbanism
- Vernacular architecture and specutlaive housing
- Digitial Humanities
Honors, Awards and Fellowships
- Henry R. Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art (2012)
Papers and Publications
- The Architecture of Ethnic Ascendancy: Ornament and Boston’s Immigrant-Built Tenements 1880-1920" (Unpublished Masters Paper, American and New England Studies Program, Boston University, May 2010)
- "Thomas Davis House, Woods Hole, MA" (Historic Structures Report for Children’s School of Science with Claire Dempsey and Thomas Paske, Spring 2007)
- "Isaac Davenport House, Milton, MA" (Historic Structures Report for Wakefield Charitable Trust, Fall 2006)
- "The Aesthetics of Class in the Urban Renewal of Portland’s Vine-Deer-Chatham Neighborhood 1920-1960" (Senior Thesis, University of Southern Maine, Honors Program, Fall 2004)
- The Architectural History of Sand Hill (Augusta [Maine] Historic Preservation Commission, 2002)
- Winthrop Street, An Architectural and Historical Overview (Kennebec Historical Society, 1999)
- Water Street, An Architectural and Historical Overview (Kennebec Historical Society, 1998)
Conference Presentations and Lectures
- "'Tenement Canyons': Methods for Managing Data on Common Building Types" in Session "Too Much of a Good Thing: Surveying Large Scale Historic Neighborhoods". Massachusetts Preservation Conference (October, 2013)
- "Ornament in the Tenements of Boston and New York" Presentation to the Shirely-Eustis House (May, 2013)
- "Ornament and Identity in the Immigrant-Built Tenements of Boston and New York, 1870-1920" Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware and Winterthur
- Museum, Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars (April, 2012)
- "'Tenement Canyons': Methods for Managing Data on a Common Building Type" New England Chapter, Vernacular Architecture Forum, Winter Meeting (March, 2012)
- "Ornament and Identity in the Immigrant-Built Tenements of Boston and New York, 1870- 1920" Americanist Forum, Boston University (March, 2012)
- "'Folderol Architecture’ or the Architecture of Ethnic Ascendancy? The Meanings of Sheet Metal Cornices and Other Decoration In Boston Apartment Housing, 1890-1920" Vernacular Architecture Forum, Twentieth Annual Meeting (March, 2007)
- "The Implication of Sheet Metal Cornices and Other Architectural 'Folderol’ In Boston Apartment Housing, 1880-1930" New England Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians Graduate Student Conference (February, 2006)
- "The Development of Portland’s Bayside Neighborhood" for Bayside Neighborhood Association (June, 2005)
- "The Aesthetics of Class and Ethnicity in the Urban Renewal of Portland’s Vine-Deer- Chatham Neighborhood" Thinking Matters Conference, University of Southern Maine (April,2005)
- "Design, Density and Ethnicity in Portland’s Gorham’s Corner Neighborhood 1880-1900" Thinking Matters Conference, University of Southern Maine (April 2004)
- Summer 2009. Art Institute of Boston. Living History of Boston Architecture
- Winter 2008. Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University. Three Boston Architects: Bulfinch, Richardson and Gropius.
- Fall 2007. Brandies University. Grader for Boston Architecture
- Summer 2007. Art Institute of Boston. Living History of Boston Architecture.
- Spring 2007. Boston University. Grader for Nineteenth Century Architecture.
- Fall 2006. Boston University. Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Architecture.
- May 2007 – October 2008. Staff Writer and Copy Editor, New England Blade.
- January 2006 – Present. Mary May Binney Wakefield Charitable Trust Architectural Fellowship.
- August 2005 – May 2006. Public Services Assistant, Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School.
- May 2004 – June 2005. Internship, Architectural Survey, Greater Portland Landmarks.
- June 2001 – April 2002. Robert Hotelling Intern, Old Fort Western.
- September 1998 – August 2002. Collections Development and Architectural Research, Kennebec Historical Society.
- August 2013- Present. Board Member, New England Chapter, Vernacular Architecture Form
- 2006-2007. Graduate Student Liason, New England Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians
- Society of American Architectural Historians
- Vernacular Architecture Forum
- American Studies Association>