BA, History, Vassar College; MS, Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania
Grupp Hall 301
Ellen Freedman Schultz is a historic preservationist with extensive experience in historic research and education. She is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Philadelphia Water Department developing and managing environmental education programs at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center in Philadelphia. She has developed pre-K through 12 hands-on programs at the Water Works, classroom/community-based partnership programs related to watershed management education as well as advocacy and education programs related to the global water crisis. In 2001, as an adjunct faculty member of Bucks County Community College, she launched the first of two new Distance Learning Courses in the Historic Preservation Program at the College and teaches ‰ÛÏHistory and Theory of Historic Preservation,‰Û ‰ÛÏHistory of American Architecture‰Û and ‰ÛÏUS History II‰Û online. In 2003, her consulting firm Preservation Partners completed a two-year statewide Women's Heritage Trail project for New Jersey in which they surveyed women‰Ûªs historic sites and published a guide. They recently completed a survey of a state by state assessment of historic markers‰Ûª programs as well as a context study and National Register Thematic Nomination for the history of Women's Clubs in New Jersey. Formerly, as the Director of the Education at the Foundation for Architecture in Philadelphia, she administered the internationally acclaimed K-12 built environment education program "Architecture in Education". She received a M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in History from Vassar College.