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Associate Graduate Faculty

Associate Members of the Graduate Faculty

Jessica Brown

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the New Eng­land Bio­labs Foun­da­tion.

Member of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) World Com­mis­sion on Pro­tected Areas (WCPA) and Chair of its Pro­tected Land­scapes Spe­cial­ist Group.



M.A. in Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment from Clark Uni­ver­sity.



Cur­rently con­sult­ing with the UNDP/Global Envi­ron­men­tal Facil­ity Small Grants Pro­gramme and its Com­mu­nity Man­age­ment of Pro­tected Areas for Con­ser­va­tion (COMPACT) ini­tia­tive and the World Heritage Nomination of the Banda Islands as a mixed site.

Community-based con­ser­va­tion projects in coun­tries of the Caribbean, Mesoamer­ica, Andean South Amer­ica, Cen­tral and East­ern Europe and the Balkans.  

Former Senior Vice Pres­i­dent for Inter­na­tional Pro­grams with the Quebec-Labrador Foundation/Atlantic Cen­ter for the Envi­ron­ment (QLF) 


Recent pub­li­ca­tions:

The Pro­tected Land­scape Approach: Link­ing Nature, Cul­ture and Com­mu­nity, and the launch of a new series on Val­ues of Pro­tected Land­scapes and Seascapes, explor­ing the agro-biodiversity, wild bio­di­ver­sity, cul­tural and spir­i­tual val­ues of these areas.


Ian Burrow

Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London

Registered Professional Archaeologist

Vice President and Principal Archaeologist, Hunter Research, Inc.

120 West State Street, Trenton NJ 08608

Vice-President for Government Relations, American Cultural Resources Association



B.A. History and Archaeology, University of Exeter, UK

Ph.D. History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham, UK


Courses Taught:

Special Topics in Historic Preservation: Archaeology and Historic Preservation;

Special Topics In Historic Preservation: The New Brunswick Region: A Case Study In Archaeology, Land-Use And Historic Preservation;

Special Topics In Historic Preservation: New Brunswick: A Case Study In Historic Preservation, Archaeology, And Land Use.


Areas of Interest:

Cultural Resource Management and Historic Preservation;

Public Archaeology;

Historical Archaeology.


Contact Ian Burrow



Meredith Bzdak


Part-Time Lecturer

Partner, Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC

Architectural Historian



BA, Art History, Mount Holyoke College

MA, PhD, American Art and Architecture, Rutgers University


Courses Taught

Modern Italian Architecture;

Eighty Years of Modern Architecture and Urbanism in New York, 1932-2012;

New York and Los Angeles;

Preservation of the Recent Past;

New Jersey Architecture;

Contemporary American Architecture;

Twentieth Century Architecture;

Introduction to Art History (Renaissance to Modern).


Areas of Interest

Modern architecture, urban environments, Italian design and culture


Contact Meredith Bzdak



Michael Bzdak

Part-Time Lecturer/Rutgers

Part-Time Lecturer/New York University

Executive Director Worldwide Contributions at Johnson & Johnson



Ph.D. -  Art History,  Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2001)

                “Wisdom and Education in the Middle Ages- Images and Traditions”

M.A. -  Art History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (1986)

B.F.A.- Art History, (cum laude) Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia (1983)


Courses Taught:

Modern Italian Architecture;

The History of Milan in Art and Culture: 300-2003;

Art and Commerce: Corporate Support of the Arts: 1900-2000;

Areas of Interest:

Italian design and culture, Corporate support of the arts, Cultural philanthropy


Contact Michael Bzdak



Brian Daniels

Program Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania Cultural Heritage Center;

Research Associate, Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution


Courses taught:

Global Cultural Heritage (undergraduate core course)


Contact Brian Daniels



Mark Hewitt

Principal Architect, Mark Alan Hewitt Architects;

formerly Associate Professor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology


Courses taught:

Architectural Conservation: A Sustainable Approach 


Research Interests:

American Architecture, 1880-1940; country houses and domestic architecture, history of architectural drawing and design, early 20th century American architects


Contact Mark Hewitt



Cynthia M. Jacob

Part-Time Lecturer

Senior Counsel to Fisher & Phillips LLP



A.B. Vassar College (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

J.D. Yale University

Ph.D. Rutgers University


Courses Taught:

Laws of Cultural Heritage and Preservation


Areas of Interest:

Intersection of Laws and Cultural Heritage


Contact Cynthia M. Jacob



David Listokin

Distinguished Professor

Co-Director, Center for Urban Policy Research



B.A., Brooklyn College;

M.P.A. Bernard College;

M.C.R.P. and Ph.D., Rutgers University


Courses taught:

Historic preservation;

Internation historic preservation;

Seminar Urban Planning;

Planning Studio;

Urban Redevelopment.

Contact David Listokin



Michael Mills

Part-Time Lecturer

Partner, Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC

Registered Architect



B.A. Architecture and Urban Planning, Princeton University

Certificate, International Center for Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, Rome, Italy (ICCROM)

M.S. Historic Preservation, Columbia University


Courses Taught

Architectural Preservation (Graduate Seminar)


Areas of Interest

Mr. Mills is an expert in the architectural analysis of historic buildings, programming and feasibility studies, and the design and supervision of preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation projects.


Contact Michael Mills



Emeritus Professor Ken Taylor AM

Adjunct Professor, Research School of Humanities, The Australian National University  

Formerly Professor of Landscape Architecture and Co-Director Cultural Heritage Research Centre, University of Canberra. Appointed Emeritus Professor December 2002.  

Visiting Professor, International Program in Architectural Heritage Management and Tourism, Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, 2002 – present Member (International) Australia ICOMOS



B.A (Hons Geography), University of Sheffield

PG Dip Town Planning, University of Manchester

MLArch (Research), University of Melbourne


Courses Taught:

Place meaning;

Cultural landscape values and conservation;

Heritage conservation;

Management historic sites;

Historic urban landscape;

Cultural mapping;

Site planning and design;

Theory and history of Landscape Architecture;

Landscape assessment.


Areas of Interest:

Main foci of research include cultural landscapes: values, meanings and conservation management, cultural mapping; And historic site management and conservation. These areas, in particular cultural landscapes, have extended from an Australian perspective developed from the mid-1980s onwards to include the developing interest in SE Asia on historic site Management and conservation and cultural landscapes with growing attention directed towards national and World Heritage values.


Recent publications:

Taylor K (2015), ‘Cities as Cultural Landscapes’ in Bandarin F & Van Oers R The Historic Urban Landscape Approach, Wiley-Blackwell, UK Oxford.

Taylor K, St Clair-Harvey A, Mitchell N, eds (2015) Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions, New York & London: Routledge.

Taylor K, St Clair-Harvey A, Mitchell N., (2015) ‘Introduction.Cultural landscapes: twenty-first century conservation opportunities and challenges’ in Taylor K, St Clair-Harvey A, Mitchell N., Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions, New York & London: Routledge.

Van Oers R & Taylor K (2015), ‘Asian Theoretical and Best-Practice Framework for the Historic Urban Landscape: Heritage for the Future’ in Taylor K et al eds Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions, New York & London: Routledge.

Taylor K (2015), ‘The HUL concept and cities as cultural landscapes: Canberra a missed opportunity’, Australia ICOMOS Historic Environment, Vol 27 No1 2015, 58-67.



Katharine Woodhouse-Beyer

Assistant Director, Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies

Lecturer for Art History, Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies and Anthropology programs at Rutgers University

Archaeological Survey and Historic Preservation Consulting



B.A. Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College

M.Phil European Archaeology, Oxford University

Ph.D. Anthropology, Brown University

Registered Professional Archaeologist


Courses Taught:

CHAPS Courses

Global Cultural Heritage (graduate core course)

Reclaiming the Past: Communities, Material Culture, and Cultural Heritage;

Native American Art, Cultural Heritage, and Cultural Preservation;

Cemeteries, Monuments, and Memorials: Cultural Heritage and Remembering the Dead;

The Significance of Objects: Material Culture Studies and Cultural Heritage;

Cultural Heritage and Disasters: Preparedness, Response, and Resilience;

Cultural Resource Management and Global Cultural Heritage Preservation.


Art History Courses

Introduction to African, Oceanic, and PreColumbian Art; 

PreColumbian Art;

Native Arts of North America.


Anthropology Courses

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology;

Introduction to Archaeology;

Cultural Resource Management;

Anthropology of Native North Americans;

Survey of New World Prehistory;

Historical Archaeology;


Anthropology of Death;


Imagined Communities;

Senior Conference: Research Methods in Anthropology.


Areas of Interest:

Cultural Resource Management; Historic Preservation; Cultural Heritage; Historical Archaeology; Native North American and Arctic Anthropology, Archaeology, and Art; Community / Public Archaeology; Tribal Consultation/Repatriation; Museology and Material Culture Studies;  Non-western Art; Heritage and Tourist Art; Anthropology/Archaeology/Cultural Heritage of Death/Disaster; Professional principal investigator experience in archaeological investigations in AK, PA, NJ; Alaska Native corporations and museums experience/consultation.


Contact Katharine Woodhouse-Beyer


Department of Art History
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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