The Historic Preservation Program (HISP) has talented faculty members who are engaged in a diverse range of teaching, research, community service and professional practice activities. In addition to our three regular faculty members (one shared with the Architecture Program), we have a group of dedicated affiliate faculty who participate in the HISP program but have their home appointments in other disciplines (such as Anthropology, American Studies, etc). We are also very fortunate to have several excellent adjunct faculty members who are practicing professionals in organizations like the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service, with many years of experience.
HISP students come from diverse backgrounds, with a range of undergraduate majors and specialization interests. International students add to this diversity of perspectives. While most of our students attend full-time, many have jobs in the region and participate in our program as part-time students. The Historic Preservation Organization (HiPO) works with the faculty on program-wide issues and organizes social and community service events. Our faculty and students are supported by an efficient and dedicated staff.
We have a strong and growing network of alumni, domestic and international, who are currently working in a variety of preservation contexts: national non-profit organizations; federal, state and local governments; architecture and development firms (both for-profit and non-profit); community based organizations; and private consulting firms. Many of these alumni are profiled on this website. We are also supported by an Advisory Committee, comprised of practicing professionals in the Washington-Baltimore Region.