Suzanne Singletary, PhD, MA

Professor, History & Theory, Archival Research, Historic Preservation

Suzanne Singletary, PhD


Jefferson - East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Architecture & Design Center, Room 208
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Suzanne Singletary, PhD, MA

Professor, History & Theory, Archival Research, Historic Preservation

Areas of Specialization

Historic Preservation and Architectural History


PhD, Art History, Temple University
MA, Art History, University of Denver
BFA, Temple University


Suzanne Singletary teaches the history and theory of historic preservation, architecture and design.  She has been involved in the development of the History of Architecture and Interiors series and taught seminars in thesis research and preparation, photography and visual culture, and contemporary architecture. As Director of the Master of Science in Historic Preservation and the Center for the Preservation of Modernism, Dr. Singletary teaches courses on critical issues in preservation and the restoration and rehabilitation of modern and mid-century modern buildings and sites. She is the co-author of Emergence of a Modern Dwelling: Richard Neutra’s Hassrick House (2021). Currently, she also serves as Associate Dean for New Academic Initiatives and Graduate Studies.

Her research interests include interdisciplinary aspects of art, architecture, literature and music. She has participated in national and international symposia and been an invited speaker at the National Gallery of Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of London, the Tate Britain, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Taft Museum, Cincinnati and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has published articles on Eugène Delacroix, French Symbolism, and Francesco Goya, and contributed essays to Impressionist Interiors (National Gallery of Ireland 2008), Perspectives on Manet (Ashgate 2012) and Rival Sisters (Ashgate 2014). Her book, James McNeill Whistler and France: A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music was published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group (2017).

Professor Singletary is a member of Docomomo, ICOMOS, the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, the College Art Association, the Association of the Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art, the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, the Society of Architectural Historians, the Midwest Art History Society, the Association of Historians of American Art, and the Association of Art Historians.