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Katherine J. Wheeler, Ph.D.


School of Architecture

Katherine J. Wheeler is a Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor who teaches architectural history and theory as well as design. She received her B.Arch. from the University of Tennessee and worked as an architect in Knoxville, Providence, and Washington, D.C., her Master in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Wheeler’s research focuses on the intersection of architectural practice, technology, and pedagogy, and her book Victorian Perceptions of Renaissance Architecture (Ashgate, 2014) addresses those ideas within the framework of late 19th-century British architectural practice and publication. She has received research funding from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the Huntington Library, the Institute for Historical Research at the University College London, and Winterthur Library, among others. Her current research includes John Ruskin and emotion in Victorian architecture, scaling architecture and the miniature, and the development of the architectural construction drawing. Wheeler taught at the University of Miami for over a decade prior to returning to Tennessee in 2019.

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