Faculty - Architecture | Judson University Christian College

ARCHITECTURE FACULTY

Ron Daniel
Ron Daniel
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Ron Daniel is Interim Chair of Architecture and Special Advisor to the Provost. He received his Bachelor’s in Architecture from Virginia Tech and a terminal Master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University. He served 32 years at Virginia Tech and nine years as Academic Director for two international programs at Webster University prior to joining the Judson faculty.

Alan Frost
Alan Frost
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Alan Frost is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and has served as the Director of Fabrication as well as taught as an adjunct at Judson since 2011.

Sean Gallagher
Sean Gallagher
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Sean Gallagher is a practitioner with an office in Geneva, IL. His interests focus on the potential for architecture to reveal and connect humanity with the created order through the tectonic integration of natural phenomenon. More Info

Tom Jaeger
Tom Jaeger
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Tom Jaeger is an architect and academician with over 50 years of simultaneous service in both professions. He co-ordinates and teaches in the fourth year integrated architectural design courses.

Christopher Lauriat
Christopher Lauriat
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Christopher Lauriat is assistant professor of Architecture and assistant department chair. He holds a master's degree in Architecture from Cornell University and bachelor's degrees in Architecture and Environmental Engineering from Ball State University. With expertise in ecclesiastical and residential design, Lauriat continues his role as director of Architecture for Chicagoland design-build firm, Church Building Consultants. 

Curtis Sartor
Curtis Sartor
Professor and Associate Vice President for Diversity and Spiritual Development
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Dr. Sartor has been teaching architecture for more than 20 years. His interests include sustainable design, environmental design, cultural anthropology, applied research methodologies, diversity education, African American and Native American cultures. More Info

Joan Kaufman
Joan Kaufman
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Joan Kaufman, FASID, LEED AP, is adjunct professor of interior design and founder of Interior Planning & Design Inc., which creates interior environments through space planning, interior design, lighting, color, finishes, furniture and art. Professor Kaufman has won many awards for design and is known as a strong leader in eco-friendly design. Her firm’s work has been featured in local and national publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Interiors and Sources, Architectural Lighting, Better Homes & Gardens, Remodeling Ideas, Window Fashions, and West Suburban Living.

Michael Meissner
Michael Meissner
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Award-winning architect and entrepreneur Michael Meissner is Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture at Judson. He received his Bachelor’s of Architecture in Design from the University of Illinois Chicago Campus Circle and has been an Illinois Registered Architect since 1983. He is passionate about solving challenging problems in order to benefit the local and global communities. He has previously taught as an Assistant Adjunct Professor and served as a mentor to junior architects. He also has delivered lectures at several academic and professional institutions.

Marcos Petroli
Marcos Petroli
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Marcos Petroli is Assistant Professor of Architecture. He earned two Bachelor’s degrees from the College of Architecture, Federal University of Rio Grande; his Master’s from the History and Theory of Architecture from the Federal University of Rio Grande; and a PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology. He grew up in Brazil and was raised with Catholic teachings and values. He has publications written in both English and Portuguese in several countries and his research is focused on the modern civic buildings in the Americas. He has also participated in a number of non-profit organizations.

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