Barry Stiefel

Associate Professor

Address: 12 Bull Street
Phone: 843.953.3888

Dr. Barry L. Stiefel is Associate Professor at the College of Charleston, where he is a member of Department of Art and Architectural History, Historic Preservation & Community Planning Program, and the joint Graduate Program in Historic Preservation with Clemson University. He earned his Ph.D. in Historic Preservation from Tulane University, Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan, Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University, and a B.S. in Environmental Policy (with a minor in Anthropology) from Michigan State University. 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. 

Courses Taught

HPCP: 199: Intro to Historic Preservation
HPCP 222: Old & Green: Where Heritage Preservation and Environmental Conservation Overlap
HPCP 420/HSPV 620: Historic Preservation Law & Economics
HPCP 415: Senior Seminar
URST 101: Intro to Urban Studies
URST 310: Urban Planning
URST 320: Town & Country Planning

Special Topics: Architectural History of the Synagogue, Historic Building Survey, National Register for Dummies, What is Your Heritage and the State of its Preservation, the Four Dimensionality of Cities


Books: Monographs           

            Stiefel, B. (2014) Jews and the Renaissance of Synagogue Architecture, 1450-1730. London, UK: Pickering & Chatto Publishers. 

            Stiefel, B. (2014) Jewish Sanctuary in the Atlantic World: A Social and Architectural History. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press. 

Books: Edited Volumes 

            Stiefel, B., K. Melcher, and K. Faurest (under peer review) Community-Built: Art, Construction, Preservation, and Place. New York: Routledge 

            Stiefel, B. (2014) What is Your Heritage and the State of its Preservation?: Essays on Family History Exploration from the Field. Berwyn Heights, MD: Heritage Books, Inc.

             Stiefel, B. and H. Tesler-Mabe. (in press) Neither in Dark Speeches nor in Similitudes: Reflections and Refractions Between Canadian and American Jews. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 

            Stiefel, B. and J. Wells. (2014) Preservation Education: Sharing Best Practices and Finding Common Ground. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England.