began September 2016
Catherine Morrissey earned an MA in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with a concentration in Historic Preservation (University of Delaware, 2010) and a BA in History and Art History (University of Michigan, 2006). Since 2010 she has worked as an architectural historian at the University of Delaware's Center for Historic Architecture and Design. Her areas of expertise include field documentation, vernacular architecture, AutoCAD, and GIS. She has authored National Register nominations, historic structure reports, historic survey reports, and individual historic property assessments. Catherine has taught and co-taught classes in architectural documentation and preservation capstone experiences.
Catherine passed her exams in February 2019, and her proposal presentation in August 2019, and is now working on her dissertation. Her dissertation committee members are Ritchie Garrison, chair (retired HIST and the former director of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture), Lu Ann DeCunzo (ANTH), Sandy Isenstadt (ARTH), Aaron Wunsch, (external member University of Pennsylvania).