Director, public history concentration
Interim academic unit head, department of history 


Ph.D., University of Delaware

M.A. University of Delaware Winterthur Program in American Material Culture

B.A. University of Pennsylvania 

Fields and specialties

Cultural landscapes, vernacular architecture, historic preservation, material culture, historical archaeology, public history, U.S. history

Teaching areas

Material culture, public history, U.S. history, museums and public memory, historic preservation

Selected publications

Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World, second edition (five volumes), Marcel Vellinga, Editor-in-Chief. Subject editor for North America. London: Bloomsbury Press, forthcoming.

“Architecture and Cultural Landscapes,” in Pennsylvania Germans: An Interpretive Encyclopedia, Simon J. Bronner and Joshua R. Brown, editors. Baltimore and London:  Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming.

“Landscapes” in Architecture and Landscape of the Pennsylvania Germans, 1720-1920, Sally McMurry and Nancy Van Dolsen, editors. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011, 10-31.

"An Early Road to the Old West" in The Great Valley Road of Virginia: Shenandoah Landscapes from Prehistory to the Present, Warren R. Hofstra and Karl Raitz, editors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 108-134.

The Delaware Valley in the Early Republic: Architecture, Landscape, and Regional Identity. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic: Looking at Buildings and Landscapes. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. With Bernard L. Herman.

Selected Professional Service

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, State Review Board, 2009-present

University of Virginia Press, Editorial Board, 2006-2009 and 2012-2015

Vernacular Architecture Forum, Board of Directors, 1993-1996; Secretary, 1996-2015

Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia, Board of Trustees, 2004-2012

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