Gary W. Stanton

Gary Stanton
  • Associate Professor
  • Historic Preservation
  • Academic Degrees

    • B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara
    • M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University
  • Areas of Expertise

    • Historic Preservation
    • American Folklore
    • Cultural Conservation

Gary Stanton, Chair of the Department of Historic Preservation, Associate Professor of Historic Preservation, and Director of the Center for Historic Preservation, earned both a Ph.D. (1985) and an M.A. (1976) in folklore from Indiana University, after receiving a B.A. (1969) in anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is a member of the American Folklore Society, the National Council for Preservation Education, and the Vernacular Architecture Forum. Dr. Stanton has expertise in cultural conservation, folklore, historic preservation, and vernacular architecture. He has undertaken fieldwork in Idaho, Indiana, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Virginia. He has served on the Fredericksburg Architectural Review Board, the Executive Board of the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, and the Executive Board of the Vernacular Architecture Forum.