Ph.D. History, Theory and Criticism in Architecture & Art, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
M. Arch, University of Maryland, 1998
M.S. in Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania, 1994
A.B. in American Civilization and Anthropology, Brown University, 1992
Arch 231 Architectural and Cultural History 2
Assistant professor B.D. Wortham-Galvin teaches design and humanities for the PSU School of Architecture. She has a Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture from MIT. Wortham-Galvin also has Master's degrees in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and in Architecture from the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on how theories of cultural sustainability and the everyday can be applied to the design and stewardship of an adaptable built environment. She brings to PSU her non-profit organization, Urban Dialogues, Inc., which won the 2009 Outstanding Project of the Year Award from the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area Program for its community design work on the Maryland's Eastern Shore. She is currently working with the neighborhoods of Rosewood and Parkrose and the Willamette West Chapter for Humanity. She recently published "Making the Familiar Strange: Understanding Design Practice as Cultural Practice" in The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs, ed. Sonia Hart (Routledge, 2012).