APR 2019

Summary of Work


The information provided below is a summary of the work completed from August 2018-present in research, service, and teaching.

RESEARCH (August 2018-Present)


Statement of Research 

Grants Applied For

  • 2018  "Historic Preservation and Housing in Kentucky: Mapping Opportunity and Understanding the Benefits of Utilizing Historic Fabric for Affordable Housing," University of Wisconsin, Institute for Research on Poverty Extramural Small Grants (Co-PI with Dr. Allison Gibson, UK College of Social Work) (not funded).

  • 2019  "Science Translation and Outreach, Online MS Elective Course Proposal Funding."  This is an internal University of Kentucky gent to develop curriculum for an online MS in STO. With Krista Jacobsen ($10,000)

  • 2019  



  • The Price of Global Conservation: Benefits and Burdens of Parks and Conservation Areas” Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 33, No. 2 (2018).

  • “Bridging the Nature-Culture Gap: Using Cultural Resource Laws for Environmental Protection,” Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 34, No. 2 (2019). 

  • “Adequate Housing as a Human Right,” Human Rights, Vol. 44, No. 2 (2019).

  • “Envisioning a Healthier Community: Enhancing Housing Opportunities in through Adaptive Reuse,” with Allison Gibson. University of Kentucky, Center for Equality and Social Justice White Paper (2019). 


Research in Process and in Publication


  • “Away From Place: Expanding Intangible Cultural Resource Protections Under U.S. Law,” Forum Journal (in publication 2019)

  • ABA Policy Disaster Response in Environmental Justice Communities (internal document - confidential until accepted 2019)


Conferences, Colloquia, and Forums

  • October 2018: University of Kentucky, Geography Colloquium. "Conservation Refugees and Global National Parks and Protected Areas"

  • October 2018: Association for the Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference. “Lessons in Advocacy: How Addressing Difficult History Is Changing Preservation Practice” (paper submitted w/Doug Appler)

  • November 2018: Cornell University, Attkinson Forum. "Timing, Context, and Law: Legal Thinking Behind Monuments and Memorialization"

  • September 2019: “Examining Urban Renewal’s Environmental Legacy: Urban Heat Islands,” Reassessing the History of the Federal Urban Renewal Program, 1949-1974, Lexington, KY. 




Statement of Service


University Service

  • Provost’s Faculty Sustainability Council

  • COD Honors and Awards Committee

  • Faculty Advisor HPGO (student preservation organization)

  • Liaison for Dept. of Historic Preservation to Recruiting Office

  • Affiliate, Center for Equality and Social Justice


Professional Service

  • Editorial Board of Human Rights Magazine

  • Editorial Board of Preservation Education and Research (Book Review Editor)

  • Co-Chair ABA’s Environmental Justice Committee, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

    • Co-organized “Defending tribal sovereignty: The ongoing battle over “meaningful consultation” and self-governance over natural and cultural resource” webinar

    • Conference Co-Organizer with Cynthia Harris (ELi), “Climate Justice” ABA SEER and CRSJ webinar, January 2019. 

    • Co-Authoring ABA Policy on Environmental Justice and Disaster Response

  • Editor, Year In Review 2018, Water Resources Committee, Section of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources




Teaching Philosophy

Fall 2018


HP 601 Introduction to Historic Preservation

Students: 8


HP 617-201  Historic Preservation Planning

Students: 18

Spring 2019


HP 602-201  Historic Preservation Law

Students: 21

HP 670 Rethinking Preservation

Students: 8


Summer 2019

HP 670-201  Rethinking Preservation

Students: 10

TEACHING | 2018/2019 Master Project Committees


Committee Chair: 3 

     Katarina Litva (completed summer 2019)

     Ally Ayers (in progress)

     Candice Rinehart (in progress)

Committee Member:   

     Brittany Sams (completed summer 2019)

     Christina Rieth (in progress)

     Heather Doerge (in progress)