Gayle L. Goudy, Ph.D.
Instructor of Art History
Dr. Goudy specializes in American Architecture, particularly of the 20th century. As an art historian with expertise in architectural history and a background in design, she believes that "art" has a wide scope and encompasses advertisement, industrial design, fashion, and the built environment, as well as the traditional fine art disciplines of painting and sculpture. Her research interests include women in art and architecture, collaboration, sustainability/planned obsolescence, and gendered space and urban development.
In her courses, she strives to impress upon students how objects reflect the social, political, and visual culture of their creators as well as teach them to interpret the explicit and implicit messages of visual culture present in their own lives. Each of her courses includes a component where students engage with the art in their immediate surroundings. Overall, her teaching goal is to help students develop skills of critical thinking, visual literacy, and written communication that will allow them to decode visual messages and clearly communicate their ideas regardless of their chosen career path.
Dr. Goudy is the faculty advisor of the architecture and art history club. This club allows her to take small groups of students on customized in depth tours in and around Charleston.
University of Oregon
Ph.D. History of Art and Architecture (2010)
University of Kansas
B.F.A. Industrial Design (2000)
Publications & Professional Activities
“What's Love Got to Do with It? Collaboration and Intimacy in Art, Architecture and Design,” panel organizer with Dr. Robyne Calvert, Universities Art Association of Canada / L'Association d'art des universités du Canada Conference-Congrès in Toronto, 2014.
“Why is the Spaulding Paolozzi Center (a.k.a Clemson School of Architecture in Charleston so controversial?” panel discussant along with Dr. Carter Hudgins from Clemson University, Mr. Kristopher B. King from the Preservation Society of Charleston, Dr. David Pain of the College of the Building Arts. Sponsored by the Architecture and Art History Club at the College of Charleston, April 2014.
“Pioneering Women Architects in Kansas City,” National Trust for Historic Preservation, Women's History and Heritage Webpage, Washington, D.C., July 2011.
“Women in Architecture in Kansas City,” tour to Women-in-Design, Kansas City (Architectural Institute of America group) and Kansas City Crew, June 2011.
“Architecture of Kansas City,” tour for Washburn Law School, April 2011.
“The Art Deco Skyscraper,” Guest Lecture in American Architecture III at the University of Oregon (invited by Professor Leland Roth), June 2010.
“Politics & Aspirations: Monuments to the Future from Art Deco Kansas City,” paper presented to the Popular Art, Architecture, and Design Session at the National Popular Culture Association Annual Conference in St. Louis (Chaired by Professors Loretta Lorence and Derham Groves), 2010.
Architects in Schools: Architecture as a Basic Curriculum Builder. Portland: Architecture Foundation of Oregon and the Portland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 2006.
“Flavian Amphitheater: Construction Technology and Symbolic Significance,” Guest Lecture in History of Western Architecture at University of Oregon (invited by Professor Richard Sundt), 2006.
School of Art and Architecture Dean Search Committee, University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), Committee Member (student representative), 2006.
Art History Association, University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), President, Public Relations Chair, Fundraising Chair (one-year appointment each), 2002-2006.
“Development of the Prairie Style: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Early Career,” Guest Lecture in History of Western Architecture at University of Oregon (invited by Professor Deborah Hurtt), 2005.
6th Annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Students Conference, Session Moderator: “Urban Environment and Development Process,” Eugene, 2005
“Baby-Eaters! Cannibalism in Images of the New World,” University of Oregon Art History Association Annual Graduate Symposium: Artistic Allegiances: Cultural Identity Expressed in Art & Architecture, Eugene, 2005.
Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter, Conference in Bellevue, Washington, Tour Assistant, 2005.
“The Architecture of Frank O. Gehry” Guest Lecture in Postmodern Architecture at the University of Oregon (invited by Professor Deborah Hurtt), 2004.
“Le Corbusier’s Assembly Building in Chandigarh: A Modern Ruin,” University of Oregon Art History Association Annual Graduate Symposium, Eugene, 2004.