Julie Riesenweber studied anthropology as an undergraduate, and then enrolled in the University of Delaware’s Winterthur Program in Material Culture, where she became interested in the spatial and architectural contexts for objects, as well as the emerging field of vernacular architecture. After working at the Kentucky Heritage Council, the State Historic Preservation Office, in various capacities, she joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky’s master’s degree program in historic preservation and staff of its Center for Historic Architecture and Preservation in 2000. Doctoral work in cultural geography has given Riesenweber a multidisciplinary approach to research. She synthesizes ideas and methods from vernacular architecture studies and cultural landscape geography to investigate how architecture/landscape — whether historic, contemporary or preserved — channels human experience, behavior and assumptions.
HP 501 Selected Topics in Historic Preservation
HP 601 Introduction to Historic Preservation
HP 610 American Architecture I
HP 612 Documentation of Historic Buildings & Sites I
HP 614 Documentation of Historic Buildings & Sites II
HP 785 Independent Study in Historic Preservation