Vice Provost & Dean
Graduate School

Robert Wojtowicz

2102f Monarch Hall
Norfolk, 23529

Robert Wojtowicz is Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Art History at Old Dominion University. He is the literary executor of the Estate of Lewis and Sophia Mumford and the author of Lewis Mumford and American Modernism: Eutopian Theories for Architecture and Urban Planning (1996); the editor of Sidewalk Critic: Lewis Mumford''s Writings on New York (1998) and Mumford on Modern Art in the 1930s (2007); and the co-editor (with Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer) of Frank Lloyd Wright and Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence (2001).

Ph.D. in History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, (1990)

M.A. in Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, (1984)

B.A. in American Civilization, University of Pennsylvania, (1983)

M.A. in American Civilization, University of Pennsylvania, (1983)

Expertise

Art History
Architectural History / Urban Planning History / Historic Preservation

Research Interests

history of American art and architecture, history of urban planning, historic preservation

Articles

Wojtowicz, R. (2016). Lewis Mumford, Wright, and the Politics of Community. Save Wright 7 (Fall 2016) , pp. 10-13.
Wojtowicz, R. (2013). C.A. Neff: The Education of a Beaux-Arts Architect. Ninteenth Century 33 (Fall 2013) , pp. 10-19.
Wojtowicz, R. (2005). A Model House and a House’s Model: Reexamining Frank Lloyd Wright’s House on the Mesa Project. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 64 (4) , pp. 522-551.
Wojtowicz, R. (2001). City as Community: The Life and Vision of Lewis Mumford. 4 , pp. 4-7.
Wojtowicz, R. (1987). A Hollar Counterproof. Print Quarterly 4 , pp. 420.

Books

Wojtowicz, R. (2007). Mumford on Modern Art in the 1930s. University of California Press.
Pfeiffer, B. Brooks. and Wojtowicz, R. (2001). Frank Lloyd Wright and Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence. Princeton Architectural Press.
Wojtowicz, R. (1998). Sidewalk Critic: Lewis Mumford's Writings on New York. Princeton Architectural Press.
Wojtowicz, R. (1996). Lewis Mumford and American Modernism: Eutopian Theories for Architecture and Urban Planning. Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapters

Wojtowicz, R. (2002). Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont New York: Oxford University Press.
Wojtowicz, R. (2000). Lewis Mumford: Builder of the Regional City (pp. 133-148) Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt-am-Main, New York, and Wien: Peter Lang.
Wojtowicz, R. (1990). Lewis Mumford: The Architectural Critic as Historian (pp. 237-249) Hanover and London: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. with University Press of New England.

Conference Proceeding

Wojtowicz, R. (2013). What Can We Learn from Lewis Mumford Today? (pp. 3-19) Beijing: China Lewis Mumford Research Center.
Wojtowicz, R. (2003). The New Culture of Cities: A Response (pp. 97-101) Roma: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.
Wojtowicz, R. (1991). The Critic As Propagandist: Lewis Mumford and the ‘Radburn Idea’ (pp. 167-187) Proceedings of the Fourth National Conference on American Planning History.

Presentations

Wojtowicz, R. (January 25, 2020). "Gallery Talk: Waterscape Views with Robert Wojtowicz" Oral Presentation Norfolk, Va..
Wojtowicz, R. (December 4, 2019). "Review of Graduate Programs: Master’s and Doctoral" Other Council of Graduate Schools Annual Meeting Nashville, TN.
Wojtowicz, R. (October 12, 2018). “Advisors as Architects: Designing Blueprints for Success.” Keynote/Plenary Address Old Dominion Advising Network Fall Conference Norfolk, Va..
(July 9, 2018). “Supporting International Student Enrollment” Oral Presentation Council of Graduate Schools Summer Workshop Chicago, Ill..
(April 01, 2017). "Collaborative Creativity as Restorative Practice" Other Works in Progress 2017 Conference Norfolk, Virginia.
(December 09, 2016). “Prior Learning Assessment in Graduate Education” Oral Presentation Council of Graduate Schools Annual Meeting Washington, D.C..
(October 03, 2014). "Public Art and Emerging Artists" Oral Presentation 24th International Sculpture Conference New Orleans, La..
(October 19, 2013). “What Can We Learn from Lewis Mumford Today?” Keynote/Plenary Address Founding Ceremony and First Symposium of the China Lewis Mumford Research Center Shanghai, China.
Ulmer, L. (October 15, 2013). “Engaging Students with Open Content in an Online Learning Environment” Oral Presentation Virginia Open and Digital Learning Resources Conference Fredericksburg, Va..
Wojtowicz, R. (March 15, 2012). Adapting or Perishing: How Digital Images Are Transforming the Teaching of Art History Provost's Conversations on Teaching and Learning Norfolk, Va..
(October 25, 2011). The Norfolk Streetcar System Norfolk, Va..
Wojtowicz, R. (September 23, 2011). Pointed in the Right Direction: Lewis Mumford’s Criticism of Frank Lloyd Wright The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Conference Philadelphia, Pa..
(May 18, 2011). The Norfolk Streetcar System in Lafayette-Winona Norfolk, Va..
Wojtowicz, R. (October 4, 2008). Lewis Mumford’s The Culture of Cities: Seventy Years Later Regional Design for Sustainable Cities: Lewis Mumford’s City and Regional Planning Ideas Revisited Fukuoko, Japan.
Wojtowicz, R. (October 26, 2006). Mumford on Abstraction Southeastern College Art Conference Annual Meeting Nashville, Tenn..
Wojtowicz, R. (March 31, 2006). Frank Lloyd Wright in Virginia Hampton, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (January 10, 2006). Frank Lloyd Wright in Virginia Second Tuesday Forum Series Portsmouth, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (May 31, 2005). A Walk Up High Street Portsmouth, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (April 7, 2004). Frank Lloyd Wright in Virginia Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (September 5, 2003). Re-Examining the Familiar: Frank Lloyd Wright’s House on the Mesa The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Conference San Francisco, Calif..
Wojtowicz, R. (November 22, 2002). Roundtable – Patrick Geddes: Pioneering Planner, Regionalist and Communitarian Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Meeting Baltimore, MD.
Wojtowicz, R. (November 5, 2002). The New Culture of Cities: A Response La Nuova Cultura delle Città: Transformazioni Territoriali e Impatti sulla Società Rome, Italy.
Wojtowicz, R. (September 19, 2002). The Changing Face of Downtown Norfolk Federal Profiles Lunch and Lecture Series Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (March 6, 2002). Frank Lloyd Wright and Lewis Mumford: A Dialogue on Modern Architecture Manhattan, Kans..
Wojtowicz, R. (February 21, 2002). Censorship and the Art Appreciation Arena College Art Association Annual Meeting Philadelphia, Pa.
Wojtowicz, R. (May 9, 2001). Frank Lloyd Wright and Lewis Mumford: A Dialog About Modern Architecture Reading, U.K..
Wojtowicz, R. (April 21, 2001). ‘As From One Master to Another’: The Correspondence of Frank Lloyd Wright and Lewis Mumford Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting Toronto, Canada.
Wojtowicz, R. (February 21, 2001). Revisiting an Old Master: Rogier van der Weyden’s ‘St Luke’ as Text and Image Maker Spring Humanities Interdisciplinary Forum Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (February 1, 2000). Architecture in the Museum Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (November 20, 1999). The Architecture of the Police State: Lewis Mumford, Robert Moses, and Stuyvesant Town Eight Biennial Conference on Planning History Washington, D.C..
Wojtowicz, R. (March 18, 1999). Lewis Mumford and Regionalism Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (February 18, 1999). Frank Lloyd Wright and the Arts and Crafts Movement Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (May 9, 1998). Lewis Mumford: Builder of the Regional City The City After Patrick Geddes: International Symposium Edinburgh, U.K..
Wojtowicz, R. and Shelton, N. M.. (October 23, 1997). Digitizing and Storing Images for Teaching and Website Presentation Second Annual Old Dominion University Technology Fair Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (March 30, 1996). The Biltmore Estate: Remaking America in the Image of Europe Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (November 16, 1995). Looking Up: The Growth of American Architecture Virginia Beach, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (November 14, 1995). Looking Up: The Growth of American Architecture Virginia Beach, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (May 4, 1995). Looking at Architecture Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (March 21, 1995). The Gilded Age in America Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (October 6, 1994). Norfolk Architecture: 1682 to the Present Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (October 4, 1994). Norfolk Architecture: 1682 to the Present Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (February 22, 1994). Norfolk Architecture Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (November 19, 1993). Lewis Mumford and the ‘Imperial Façade’ Fifth National Conference on American Planning History Chicago, Illinois.
Wojtowicz, R. (October 29, 1993). Fragments of the Future, or the Kaleidoscopic Crystal Ball Virginia Library Association Annual Meeting Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (October 22, 1993). Clarence Amos Neff and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Norfolk Southeastern College Art Conference Annual Meeting Durham, N.C..
Wojtowicz, R. (November 24, 1992). Beaux-Arts Norfolk Escape and Eat Talk Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (November 13, 1992). The Architecture of Clarence Amos Neff of Norfolk Fifth Annual Symposium on Architectural History Charlottesville, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (April 2, 1992). Mumford’s ‘Eutopia’: Realizing the Good Place Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting Albuquerque, New Mexico .
Wojtowicz, R. (March 26, 1992). Lewis Mumford, The Dynamo, and the Virgin in Washington Heights New York, N.Y..
Wojtowicz, R. (February 13, 1992). History of Chicago Architecture as Battleground College Art Association Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois.
Wojtowicz, R. (February 11, 1992). Christian Iconography Norfolk, VA.
Wojtowicz, R. (November 8, 1991). The Critic As Propagandist: Lewis Mumford and the ‘Radburn Idea’ Fourth National Conference on American Planning History Richmond, Va.
Wojtowicz, R. (February 16, 1991). The Dynamo and the Virgin in Washington Heights Southern American Studies Association Annual Meeting Williamsburg, Va.
Wojtowicz, R. (March 31, 1990). Organic vs. International: Lewis Mumford and the Question of Style in 1932 Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting Boston, Mass..
Wojtowicz, R. (February 28, 1990). Philadelphia: The Modern City Philadelphia, Pa.
Wojtowicz, R. (November 18, 1989). The Life and Times of Charles Willson Peale, 1741-1827 Philadelphia, Pa.
Wojtowicz, R. (November 4, 1989). The Life and Times of Charles Willson Peale, 1741-1827 Philadelphia, Pa.
Wojtowicz, R. (March 15, 1989). Philadelphia: A City of Neighborhoods Philadelphia, Pa.
Wojtowicz, R. (December 10, 1988). Lewis Mumford: The Architectural Critic as Historian Washington, D.C..
Wojtowicz, R. (May 7, 1988). Word and Image in Rogier van der Weyden’s ‘St. Luke Portraying the Virgin’ Kalamazoo, Mich.
Wojtowicz, R. (March 26, 1988). Lewis Mumford and the Canon of Nineteenth-Century American Architectural Genius New York, NY.
Wojtowicz, R. (February 24, 1988). Philadelphia: A City of Neighborhoods Philadelphia, Pa..
Wojtowicz, R. (May 9, 1987). Complexity of Architectural Form and Meaning at Torcello Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • 2019: Student Success Champion, Dvision of Student Engagement and Enrollment Services, Old Dominion University
  • 2018: International Student Advisory Board's Administrator of the Year, Old Dominion University
  • 2012: Most Inspirational Faculty Member, College of Arts and Letters, Old Dominion University
  • 2009: Outstanding Service, College of Arts and Letters, Old Dominion University
  • 2000: Instructional Technology Award, College of Arts and Letters, Old Dominion University