Registration Open-Intro. to Historic Preservation (Online), Cont. Ed.

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Dear All:

I am writing to let you know that, as of August 11, the Continuing Education Program in Historic Presrvation at Rutgers-Camden has 10 spots open in its 10-week Introduction to Historic Preservation class. It is being taught online by Cory Kegerise, AICP (bio below). The cost is $275 and runs from Sept. 15-Nov. 17, 2022. If you want to register by card, you can do so by following this link. If you want to register using a Purchase Order, please notify me immediately ( so I can save you a spot and send you additional instructions. This is a continuing education class taught on a pass/fail basis.

Introduction to Historic Preservation- Online only

10-week class | pass/fail

About: This course is an introduction to the preservation of the built environment, examining the history and philosophy of historic preservation and how the discipline is practiced today. It will provide the historic framework of how preservation has emerged as a field of specialization and a foundation for understanding preservation issues, terminology, and public policy. Through discussions on the history and guiding principles of historic preservation, the class will explore the secretary of the interior’s standards, national and state register programs, preservation techniques, and the overall benefits of historic preservation. This is a continuing education class taught on a pass/fail basis.

Instructor: Cory Kegerise, AICP


  •  Explore the history of historic preservation practice and theory in the United States.
  • Summarize the specific concepts, terms, and programs that people in the United States use to pursue historic preservation.
  • Recognize historic preservation’s complexity as a multi-disciplinary field of professionals and community members who have unique perspectives that shape preservation outcomes, including the preservation of the built environment associated with marginalized groups.
  • Compare contemporary historic preservation practice in the United States to historic preservation practice in other parts of the world.

Who should register?: This course is a required course for the certificate in historic preservation. This course will be useful for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of current issues in historic preservation.

Credits: 2 CEUs. This is a continuing education class taught on a pass/fail basis.

Course Number: HP-101-F22-Online 

Accessibility: If you need ASL interpretation, live captioning, or other accommodations, please let us know about two weeks before the start of the reading group. You can make this request by emailing Or, you can call 856-225-6878.

Cost: $275

Date and Time: Thursdays, September 15-November 17 , 2022,  6:30PM-8:00PM EST, and independent work on your own time. Optional 8:00-8:30PM session.

Class size: Class limit 20.

Location: Online via Zoom.

Required technology: Computer with webcam and microphone and a reliable internet connection.

Required book: Norman Tyler, Historic Preservation: An Introduction to its History, Principles, and Practice, 3rd ed. (New York: WW Norton Company, 2018), available here:

Optional book: An architectural style guide such as, Virginia Savage McAlester, A Field Guide to American Houses (Revised): The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic Architecture (New York, Alfred Knopf, 2015), available here:

Register: Click here to register: If the class is full, you will be added to the waiting list. If a spot opens on the waiting list, we will let you know. As of 9AM on August 11, we have 10 spots open.

Note: Individuals who would like to register with a Purchase Order (PO) must contact to reserve a spot.

About Cory Kegerise, AICP: Cory Kegerise, AICP, is a Supervisory Grants Management Specialist at the National Park Service where he manages a number of Federal grant programs for historic preservation activities undertaken by states, tribes, local governments and nonprofit organizations across the country. Immediately prior to joining NPS, Cory was the Community Preservation Coordinator for Eastern Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office. Cory’s career has also included working as the Administrator of Local Programs at the Maryland Historical Trust, Executive Director of the Elfreth’s Alley Association, preservation consulting, and as a grants manager for a National & State Heritage Area. Cory holds a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s Degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Mary Washington. He lives in Philadelphia and has taught Introduction to Historic Preservation in the Rutgers certificate program since 2018.

Thank you for your time.


Nicole Belolan

Nicole Belolan, PhD
Public Historian in Residence
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH), Rutgers University-Camden
Co-Editor, The Public Historian
Digital Media Editor, History@Work
National Council on Public History
Director, Continuing Education Program in Historic Preservation
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