Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock  PhD

Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock PhD

Associate Professor, Community and Regional Planning




Campus Office: 585 Design

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


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)


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)

Selected Publications

  • CRP 391 Field Travel
  • Teaching Award
  • Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) research grant
  • ISU Council on International Programs (CIP) 2016-17 research grant