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Paul Emmons, Ph.D., RA

CAUS Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

B. Business Administration & Marketing, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire
M.Arch., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., Architectural Theory, University of Pennsylvania


Paul Emmons is a Professor at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center of Virginia Tech and is coordinating the Ph.D. program in architecture at WAAC. Dr. Emmons received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003.

His research in architecture focuses on the imaginative role of diagrams and technical drawing in architectural design. This work has been presented at numerous scholarly conferences, including some held in: Costoza (Italy), Savannah (Georgia), Pennsylvania State University, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, (England), Harvard University, and the Architectural Association (London). His work has been presented before the Society of Architectural Historians, the College Art Association, and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Some of this work has appeared in publications, recently including the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, AA Files and Body and Building (MIT Press).

Dr. Emmons is a registered architect and maintains a small architectural practice following his earlier emphasis on practicing architecture after receiving a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota in 1986.