Marie Frank

Marie A. Frank, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Architectural Studies Program Director

College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Art & Design Department, Climate Change Initiative
Mahoney Hall 212B


  • BA: Program of Liberal Studies, University of Notre Dame - South Bend, IN
  • MA: M. Phil, Art History, University of St. Andrews - Scotland
  • Ph D: Architectural History, University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2020), Teaching - UML
  • Fritz and Claudine Kundrun Fellowship (2018), Scholarship/Research - International Center for Jefferson Studies
  • Henry-Russell Hitchcock Book Award, (2012), Scholarship/Research - Victorian Society in America
  • Department of Athletics/NCAA (2010), Teaching
  • Student Government Association (2010), Teaching
  • Student Government Association (2010), Teaching
  • Departmental (2005), Teaching

Selected Publications

  • Frank, M. (2023). "Teaching the Sense of Beauty in the Architecture Curriculum," in P. Laurence, ed., Histories of Architecture Education, Routledge.
  • Frank, M. (2022). "Fiske Kimball and the Restoration of Moors End, Nantucket," Buildings and Landscapes.
  • Frank, M. (2022). "Secrets of the Greeks and Modern Design: Jay Hambidge and Dynamic Symmetry," West 86th.
  • Frank, M. (2021). "Fender Benders in Philadelphia's Built Environment: The Insurance Records of Fiske and Marie Kimball," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography.
  • Frank, M. (2020). University of Massachusetts Lowell 125th Anniversary Edition. Arcadia Press.
  • Frank, M. (2016). “Fiske Kimball and the Genesis of Thomas Jefferson, Architect.” Classicist.
  • Frank, M. (2014). “Architecture and the Decorative Arts in Henry James’ The Spoils of Poynton," Nineteenth Century.
  • Frank, M. (2012). University of Massachusetts Lowell. Arcadia Press.
  • Frank, M. (2011). Denman Ross and American Design Theory. University Press of New England.
  • Frank, M. (2010). "Claude Bragdon and Pure Design," in eds. Ellis and Reithmayr, Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity.