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Faculty Bio

Stiefel, Barry Louis

Stiefel, Barry Louis

Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation and Community Planning, College of Charleston


Ph.D. in Historic Preservation, Tulane University; M.U.P., University of Michigan; Historic Preservation Certificate, Eastern Michigan University; B.S. in Environmental Policy, Michigan State University

Curriculum Vitae

Barry Stiefel earned his Ph.D. in Historic Preservation at Tulane University and has professional, volunteer, and academic experiences in 14 states as well as abroad. These experiences have included preservation planning projects, historic building surveys, historic building nominations, historic building reports, creating archival inventories, designing historic house museums, and genealogy research. Presently, Dr. Stiefel is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation and Community Planning at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the author of a forthcoming volume with the University of South Carolina Press, Jewish Sanctuary in the Atlantic World: A Social and Architectural History, which was the 2009 recipient of the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program Hines Prize, for best first book manuscript. Stiefel’s research interest are in how the sum of how local preservation efforts affects regional, national, and multi-national policies within the field of cultural resource management and heritage conservation.