Eastern Michigan University
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Historic Preservation

Departmental Advisors:

    Dr. Ted Ligibel
    Program Director
    235 Strong Hall

    Danny J. Bonenberger
    Assistant Professor
    118F Strong Hall

    Nancy Villa Bryk
    Assistant Professor
    229 Strong Hall

Alumni Job Placements


In some cases the following positions include a student's initial position and one or more subsequent positions.  Some graduates have not notified us of their initial employment or subsequent career moves.  Other students have pursued Ph.D. studies, or have chosen not to pursue a career in the field.

Director, Hallocksville Museum Farm, Hallocksville Museum Farm and Folklife Center, Long Island, New York Interpreter, Historic Rugby, Inc., Rugby, Tennessee
Development Officer, Historic Fairbanks House, Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Dedham, Massachusetts
Interpreter, Shelburne Museum, Vermont
Site Historian, Fayette State Historic Park, Garden, Michigan
Collections Archivist, Frank Lloyd Wright Oak Park Studio, Oak Park, Illinois
Site Interpreter and Development Director, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point, Michigan
Site and Interpretation Manager, Patterson Historical Homestead, Dayton, Ohio
Director of Volunteers, Detroit Historical Society
Interpreter, Garfield Historic Farm, Kane County, Illinois
Site Historian and Preservation Officer, Hartwick Pines and North Higgins Lake State Parks, Michigan
Historic Collection and Photo Research Supervisor, FPG International, New York City
Teaching Partnership Project Coordinator, University of Michigan, Arts of Citizenship Program, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Manager, Education & History Department, Roscoe Village Foundation, Ohio
Lead Interpreter, The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee

Historic Administration
Executive Director, Vicksburg (Virginia) Foundation for Historic Preservation
Executive Director, Elwood House, Dekalb, Illinois
Director, Heritage Ohio, Columbus, Ohio
Librarian, Esherick, Homsey, Dodge, and Davis, San Francisco
State Historic Preservation Office, Florida
State Historic Preservation Office, Regional Preservation Coordinator, Ohio
State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin
State Historic Preservation Office, Tennessee
Staff Position, Virgin Islands Preservation Office
Historic Construction Manager, Forbes Development Co, Detroit
Assistant Site Manager, Historic Fort Snelling, Minnesota Historical Society

Historic Preservation Program Assistant, New York State Historic Preservation Office, Albany, New York
Henry Ford Estate, Fair Lane, Dearborn, Michigan
                  Program Coordinator
                  Special Projects
Executive Director, Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, Michigan
Program Coordinator, Chicago Architectural Foundation
Executive Director, Historic Wilmington Foundation, Wilmington, North Carolina
Director, Plymouth Historical Museum, Plymouth, Michigan
Environmental Review Coordinator, Michigan Bureau of History (SHPO Office)
State Register Coordinator, Michigan Bureau of History (SHPO Office)
National Register Manager, Ohio SHPO Office
Acting Director, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, Michigan
Supervisor, Jewish Archives, Reuther Library, Detroit
Executive Director, Downriver Arts Council, Wyandotte, Michigan
Executive Assistant, New York Landmarks Conservancy
Director, Rochester Historical Society, Rochester, Minnesota
Executive Director, Ontario County Historical Society, Canandaigua, New York
Design Reviewer, Memphis Landmarks Commission
Director of Finance, American Dance Festival, Inc. Durham, North Carolina
Executive Director, Eight Mile Boulevard Association, Michigan
Director, Belleville Historical Museum, Belleville, Michigan
Main Street Manager, Central City Neighborhood, Lansing, Michigan
Executive Director, Historic Hawaii Foundation, Honolulu
Main Street Manager, South Carolina
Director, Washtenaw County Council for the Arts, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Historic Preservation Officer, Neighborhood Designations, Phoenix, Arizona
Indianapolis Office, Historic Landmarks of Indiana
Community Services Director, Utah Heritage Foundation, Salt Lake City
Environmental Reviewer, Midwest Environmental Consultants, Inc., Detroit
Historical and Environmental Review, Michael Baker, Jr., Inc., Pittsburgh
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma
Manager of Education and History Departments, Historic Roscoe Village, Ohio
Executive Administrator, Stained Glass Association of America
Community Services Director, Utah Heritage Foundation
Director, Historic District Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Preservation Planning
Architectural Historian, Mead & Hunt, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin
Architectural Historian, Michigan Department of Transportation
Architectural Historian, Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Architectural Historian, KCI Technologies, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Planner, Bi-State Regional Commission, Rock Island, Illinois
Historic Preservation Officer, City of Columbus, Ohio
Program Coordinator, Building Preservation and Restoration Program, Hartford Community College, Bel Air, Maryland
State Historical Architect, Alabama
State Historical Architect, Pennsylvania
Landscape Preservationist, New York City Landmarks Commission
Main Street Manager, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Main Street Manager, Tuscumbia, Alabama
Main Street Manager, Howell, Michigan
Staff Position, Historic American Buildings Survey
Historic Preservation Planner, Trumbull County Planning Commission, Warren, Ohio
Regional Planner, Region V, Flint, Michigan
Preservation Planner, City Planning Office, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Director of Community Development, Shelby County, Kentucky
Historic Preservation Planner, King County Planning Commission, Seattle, Washington
Urban Planner, King County Planning Commission, Seattle, Washington
Historic Preservation Officer, Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, Michigan
State Historic Preservation Office, Washington
Deputy Planning Director, Canton Township, Wayne County, Michigan
Urban Conservation Planner, City of Pasadena, California
Preservation Planner, Commonwealth Group, Jackson, Michigan
Growth Management Planner, Pasadena, California
Assistant Planner, Wade-Trim Impact Planning Consultants, Taylor, Michigan
Planner, St. Louis County Parks, St. Louis, Missouri
Executive Director, Downtown Development Authority, Rochester, Michigan
Partner, Mellon & Associates, historic preservation consultancy firm, Santa Monica, California
City Planning Commission, Santa Monica, California
Mayor and councilwoman, Santa Monica, California
Planner, Missisaugua, Canada
Cultural Resource Reviewer and Consultant, MSI, Inc., Toledo, Ohio
Zachary & Associates, Detroit, Michigan
Preservation Planner, Deschutes County, Oregon
Director, Downtown Development, Youngstown, Ohio
Rochester Downtown Development Authority, Rochester, Michigan
Preservation Planner, Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, Jackson, Michigan
Cultural Resource Group Manager, Midwest Environmental Consultants, Inc., Toledo, Ohio
Director, Downtown Development Authority, Baker, Oregon
Planning Coordinator, Crosswinds Communities, Novi, Michigan
Enterprise Community Coordinator, Burlington, Vermont, Community & Economic Development Office
Commercial Development Coordinator, Corktown, Detroit, Michigan
Housing Specialist, Neighborhoods in Partnership, Toledo, Ohio
Site Development and Restoration Planner, Taliesen East, Spring Green, Wisconsin
Preservation Planner, City of Rochester Hills, Michigan
Preservation Planner, The Michigan Historical Center (SHPO Office)
Neighborhood/Community Development, University of Illinois, Chicago
Planning and Development Specialist, Scott County, Iowa
Historic Preservation Planner for Historic District Commission, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Archaeology, Building Technology, and Conservation

Research and Construction Director, Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, St. Augustine, Florida
Architecture and Archeological Supervisor, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Ohio
Field Representative, Flood Salvage Program, Midwest Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chicago
Construction Manager, University of Michigan Observatory, Quinn-Evans Architects, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Project Manager, Ohio Building Restorations, Detroit, Michigan
Estimator and Project Manager, Ohio Builder Restoration, Detroit
Michigan Director of Marketing, Development, and Technical Services, The International Masonry Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Site Manager, Christman Co., Lansing, Michigan