Linda Groat

Title: Architectural Educator
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Linda Groat, Architectural Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in architectural education.

Dr. Groat’s introduction to architecture was based on her love of aesthetics. Over time, she became fascinated with the issues surrounding architecture and tied what was going on in society during the 1960s and 1970s to its development. She was an early member of the Organization of Women Architects and lived in San Francisco at the time. She realized there were more women architects there than in any other city in the states, which prompted her to spend the next decade researching women and minorities in the field. She later translated this work into teaching, joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1980. In 1987, she began teaching at the University of Michigan as an associate professor and associate dean, becoming a full professor in 1999 and a professor of architecture and women’s studies in 2001.

Always aware of the value of education in one’s career, Dr. Groat first earned a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College in 1968, and received a Master of Arts in teaching from Yale University in 1969. In 1972, she received an MFA from the California Institute of Arts and then a Master of Science from the University of Surrey in 1979. She received a PhD from the University of Surrey in 1985. Early in her career, she was a designer for Charles Moore Associates and McCue Boone Tomsick Architects. She was a consultant for Kaplan, McLaughlin, Diaz Architects before entering into academia. In 2002, she co-authored with David Wang Architectural Research Methods, and has also edited and been a part of the editorial boards of Giving Places Meaning, the Journal of Architectural Education, and the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research.

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