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Community and Regional Planning Faculty and Staff

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Program Director


Office Support Staff

Graduate Coordinator



Associate Professor

Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock PhD

Associate Professor, Community and Regional Planning

Mailing Address

Community and Regional Planning Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011

Contact Information

Phone: (515) 294-2528
Office: 585 Design


PhD, Geography, Michigan State University
Dissertation: "An Analysis of Diverse Gentrification Processes and Their Relationship to Historic Preservation Activity in Three Chicago Neighborhoods"
MA, Historic Preservation Planning, Cornell University
Thesis: “The American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in War Areas: Historic Preservation in Europe during World War II”
MA, Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Twenty-five years professional experience in historic preservation (both public and private sector), including twelve with the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines - Professional Qualification Standards for historic preservation practice met under 36 CFR Part 61 (History and Architectural History areas)
Graduate, National Council for Preservation Education-recognized degree program (Cornell)

On the Web

Research Interests

Historic preservation, urban revitalization and gentrification, preservation planning and administration, cultural resource management (CRM), heritage tourism, preservation economics, GIS and spatial technologies for CRM

Current Projects

Studentification, gentrification, and the remaking of historic neighborhoods in  college towns (project with Gloria Betcher)

Building Treatment Plan, Iowa Army National Guard (2017-2018), Project Supervisor (with CRP undergraduate Kendra Thomas)

US Department of State Cultural Heritage Documentation Project (2015-present), Principal Investigator

ISU Preservation and Cultural Heritage Graduate Certificate Program (2015-present)

Current Scholarship