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Historic Architecture & Design​

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2025 Best Graduate Schools

UD Biden School among the top 13% of Graduate Schools of Public Affairs. We are honored to achieve rankings in the specialty areas of nonprofit management (#16), public management and leadership (#18), and public finance and budgeting (#21)
Source: UDaily

Interim Biden School Dean Appointed

Joseph Trainor to lead UD’s Biden School during a national search for the next dean
Source: UDaily

Historians Raise Concerns Over Road Construction Project Near Cooch's Bridge Historic Site

“What you have here is a cultural landscape,” says Michael Emmons from UD Biden School's Center for Historic Architecture and Design (CHAD).
Source: Newark Post Online

Wilmington City Council Passes Resolution to Clearing the Way for Dam Removal on the Brandywine

The decision helps preserve the history of past local dams, including a 260-page document from UD Biden School's Center for Historic Architecture and Design (CHAD).
Source: Delaware Public Media

​​Alumni Spotlight

Angela Gladwell

Director, Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.

Laura Keeley

Community Planner with the Federal Transit Administration
Laura Keeley found success working as an Architectural Historian after graduating from the Public Planning and

Alexandra Tarantino

Architectural Historian for DelDot
Alexandra Tarantino is a University of Delaware Alumni who graduated from the Historic Preservation Master's p

Janet Sheridan

Principal, Down Jersey Heritage Research, LLC
M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
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