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Highlands College Faculty Member Teaches Summer Graduate Course for University of Pennsylvania


Montana Tech faculty member Paul Hart teaching graduate course at University of Pennsylvania.Highlands College’s faculty member, Paul Hart, will be teaching a summer graduate course in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation for the University of Pennsylvania School of Design as part of their UPenn Summer 2016 Architectural Conservation Praxis. Paul currently is a visiting faculty member teaching at Highlands College in the Historic Preservation Program and the Construction Programs.

“This is very exciting for me,” said Paul. “I am very passionate about historic preservation, so this opportunity is really thrilling for me. I will be honored to be a summer adjunct in the UPenn graduate program.”

The first part of the month-long course will be taught in Colorado, just east of Mesa Verde National Park. The second part of the course will take place in several national parks. Part of the field work during this course will focus on the restoration of a 19th century corral.

Paul is a 2013 Highlands College graduate with an Associate of Applied Science in Historic Preservation. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from Upper Iowa University as well as an Associate of Science degree in Police Science from the Community College of the Air Force. He is a veteran, having served in the Air Force as a policeman and Special Investigator for 20 years. He has extensive experience with the National Park Service and US Forest Service. Most recently, before joining the faculty at Highlands College, Paul worked as a Preservationist with the National Park Service at the Western Center for Historic Preservation in Grand Teton National Park.

“It is amazing and fantastic to have someone with Paul’s extensive experience teaching our students Historic Preservation,” said Dr. John M. Garic, Dean of Highlands College. “As a veteran and a preservationist, Paul has shown his devotion and complete dedication to the protection of our country and our country’s natural resources. I am confident that the UPenn students will greatly benefit from his teaching.”

For any further information about this issue or any issue pertaining to Montana Tech or Highlands College, please contact Amanda Badovinac at 406-496-4828 or Dr. John M. Garic at 406-496-3714.