Historic Preservation Faculty and Visiting Experts
Ursuline's Historic Preservation Faculty includes specialists in the field who are actively working in the profession and who bring a wide variety of skills and perspectives as well as connections to the community and ongoing projects.
Full-time FacultyBari Oyler Stith, Ph.D., Director of the Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in Historic Preservation
Teaches: Foundations of/Introduction to Preserving Cultural Memory, Survey/Nomination, Issues/Ethics in Preserving Cultural Memory
Team teaches: Research Methods in History and Historic Preservation, Western Reserve History Through PlaceBari Oyler Stith, Ph.D., is Director of Historic Preservation and holds a joint appointment in Ursuline Studies. She earned a Ph. D. in American Studies and M.A. in American Studies and Museum Studies, from Case Western Reserve University, leading to specialties, presentation, and publication in 19th century American women, family, community, and education. In addition to her activity in historic preservation and heritage interpretation, Dr. Stith has worked actively in archival preservation, oral history, and exhibit development since beginning her public history career at Western Reserve Historical Society while she was a graduate student at CWRU. Her current research projects focus on the intersections between community identity, heritage, and preservation in frontier and rural communities with special emphasis on women’s experience and the importance of place in personal and community identity.
Laura Hammel, Ph.D., APR, Director of Public Relations and Marketing Communications Degree Program
Teaches: Grant Writing
Laura Hammel, PhD, APR, is Director and Associate Professor of the Public Relations and Marketing Communications degree program. For 26 years, she worked in nonprofit and corporate marketing, public relations, development and communications positions at major arts and nonprofit organizations, the utility and banking industries, in healthcare and in higher education in northeast Ohio. A 2013 recipient of the Davis Young Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Public Relations Society of America, Dr. Hammel’s area of research interests are the impact of electronic media on relationally aggressive behaviors of adolescent girls and moral reasoning in decision making in business students and professionals. Her published work can be found in a variety of educational and professional journals.
Pamela McVay, Ph.D., Department of HistoryTeam teaches: Research Methods in History and Historic Preservation
Adjunct FacultyKeevin Berman, Attorney at Law
Teaches: Preservation LawJohn Burnell, Architectural Conservator, Mason's Mark LLC
Teaches: Conservation StudioNicholas Fagan, M. Arch. and M.L.I.S.
Teaches: American Architecture and Architectural History
Team Teaches: Western Reserve History Through PlaceDr. Theodore Sande, AIA Emeritus, Historic Preservation Consultant
Teaches: Adaptive Reuse, Preservation Planning, and Documenting/Recording Historic PropertiesINTERESTED IN INVESTIGATING WHAT YOUR PROFESSORS DO IN THEIR SPARE TIME? CHECK OUT THE NEW URSULINE BLOG, MOSAIC, AT http://ucmosaic.com