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EDUCATION

Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art and Architecture,    2009 – Current
University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA
- Dissertation: Architectural Reconquest: The Fortified Presence of Christian Military Orders on the Iberian Border with Islam (1150-1400).

M.A., Architectural History,     2009
University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA
- Thesis: The Resurrection of the Military Order of Calatrava through the Construction of a New Capital.
- Frederick Doveton Nichols Award for outstanding academic achievement and promise of professional excellence.

M.A., Medieval History,     2007
University of Delaware, Newark DE
- Certificate, Museum Studies
- Capstone paper: The Medium is not the Message: Applying Historical Method to Visualization.

M.F.A., 3D Animation,     2004
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA

  • Thesis Project: A Virtual Reconstruction of Loarre Castle

B.A., History and Photography,     2001
University of Delaware, Newark DE

  • Concentration in Medieval Studies

EXPERIENCE

Member of the Praxis Program, Uva Library’s Scholar’s Lab, 2011-Current
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

  • Learned the basics of computer programming in Ruby on Rails
  • Took the Prism web application from concept to production
  • Lead Designer for original website and logo.
  • http://praxis.scholarslab.org/

Graphics Specialist, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities,    2007-Current
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Relevant Projects:

The Digital Montpelier Project

  • Modeled three phases of construction.
  • Helped manage the project and train two employees in 3D Studio Max.

Historical Architecture of Minnesota – Fort Snelling

  • 3D modeling and texturing of buildings.

Colonial Williamsburg, VA

  • 3D modeling and texturing of buildings.
  • On-site 3D laser scanning of statuary.

Chaco Canyon, NM

  • Constructed interactive maps associated with a database of archaeological information.
  • Site visit of pre-historical ruins.

Southwell Cathedral, England

  • Constructed a CAD model from 3D laser scan data.
  • Assisted IATH Fellow Lisa Reilly in presenting at the International Congress of Medieval Studies 2009 in Kalamazoo, MI.

Rome Reborn

  • 3D modeling and texturing for a Google Earth rendering of a vast digital model of 320 A.D. Rome.

 
Graphics Intern, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities,  2006

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Projects:

Waters of Rome

  • ArcGIS mapping project of the aqueducts, fountains and other water features built in Ancient and Medieval Rome.

Plan of St. Gall Animation

  • Created a 3D animation of the sewing, drafting and editing of the 9th century plan.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Field Methods in Architectural Preservation, University of Virginia,   Spring 2013

  • Lecturer/Contributor; Taught unit on Photogrammetry for 1/3 of the course, Introduced students to technological advances in on-site measurement, 3D modeling & presentation.

History of Architecture I, University of Virginia,   Spring 2010

  • Teaching Assistant; introduced students to the tools of visual analysis, reading architectural drawings and the study of architecture as a part of the larger cultural, social and political context of its society.

History of Art II, University of Virginia,   Fall 2009                                                               

  • Teaching Assistant; covered the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture and painting from 1400 to the present.

Western Civilization to 1648 AD, University of Delaware,   Spring 2006

  • Teaching Assistant; discussed the political, social, economic and cultural developments in Western civilization from late antiquity (3rd century A.D.) to middle of 17th century.

World History I, University of Delaware,   Fall 2005

  • Teaching Assistant; covered the principal political, economic, cultural and social developments in world history through the 16th century, relating the past to the present.

Graphic Design 1: Fundamentals, Anne Arundel Community College,   Spring 2005

  • Adjunct Professor; introduced the applied design and layout procedures used in the graphic design industry. Topics included typographical design, printer’s measurements, copy processing, and illustration techniques done both manually and on a computer.

Foundations of Two Dimensional Design, Anne Arundel Community College,   Summer 2005

  • Adjunct Professor; introduced the theories and the concepts of basic visual design. Explored composition and color theory as it relates to two-dimensional art forms.

Introduction to Maya Modeling, Savannah College of Art and Design,   Spring 2004

  • Teaching Assistant; focused on the issues of modeling surfaces appropriate for use in animation. Students especially developed an understanding of modeling organic forms.

 
SOFTWARE

  • 3D Studio Max; Maya; AutoCAD; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects; ArcGIS; Google Earth; Agisoft PhotoScan; VisualSFM; PhotoModeler; Unity

 
MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain
  • Society of Architectural Historians
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • International Center for Medieval Art

PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

Dumas Malone Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2012

  • Funds travel outside the United States to complete dissertation research.
    To be used for 3-week research & photogrammetry capture at two fortresses in Spain

The Immediate Architectural Consequences of Las Navas de Tolosa

  • International Congress of Medieval Studies 2012: Kalamazoo, MI
  • Panel: “The Eight Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Las Navas: The Military Aspects” Sponsored by De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History

UVA Library Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities

  • Two years of Funding and assistance from UVa’s Scholars’ Lab to create a GIS database cataloging the architecture of military orders in medieval Iberia and assistance with photogrammetry modeling.

Kress Foundation Travel Fellowship in the History of Art, 2011.

  • Funds travel to complete dissertation research.

Permeability and Polemics at the New Headquarters for the Spanish Military Order of Calatrava

  • University of South Florida: Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium, 2010.

Frederick Doveton Nichols Award, University of Virginia, 2009.

  • For outstanding academic achievement and promise of professional excellence.

Lambert-Woods Travel Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2008.

  • Supports research travel leading to completion of a Master’s thesis.

National History Honor Society, University of Delaware Chapter.  Phi Alpha Theta