BA, History and Fine Arts, University of Delaware, 2001
ABD, History of Art and Architecture, University of Virginia, Present Advisor: Lisa Reilly
Interests: Medieval Spanish Architecture, 3D visualization, Digital Humanities, GIS
Edward graduated from the University of Delaware in 2001 with a dual major in medieval history and photography. In January of 2001, he moved to Savannah, GA to begin an MFA in three-dimensional graphics and interactive media. After completing the program in 2004, Ed taught graphic design at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland before returning to the University of Delaware's history program where he studied Medieval History under Prof. Daniel Callaghan and museum studies under Prof. Bryant F. Tolles. Ed graduated with an MA in Architectural History from the University of Virginia in 2008 where he wrote his masters thesis, The Resurrection of the Military Order of Calatrava Through the Construction of a New Capital under the guidance of Prof. Lisa Reilly. During this time, Ed also began working on a wide variety of historical visualization projects for UVA's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. He is currently working on several 3D architectural Visualizations for this institute. Ed is currently ABD in the History of Art and Architecture Department at the University of Virginia. His dissertation will expand upon his master's thesis by looking more deeply into several fortresses, monasteries and churches constructed or adapted by military orders in Spain during the 12th through 14th centuries. This project will take him to Spain for several months in Spring 2012 with the assistance of the Kress Travel Fellowship. He is also currently a graduate fellow of the Scholar's Lab at UVA where he is designing a database and GIS mapping project to help sort the hundreds of buildings associated with military orders in Iberia.