Dale Allen Gyure, JD, PhD, is a Professor in the College of Architecture and Design, where he teaches courses on the history of architecture. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor of Historic Preservation at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. Dale began teaching at Lawrence Tech in 2001 after receiving a PhD in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. His undergraduate training was in Psychology at Ball State University. In 1989 he earned a JD from Indiana University and spent the next six years as a trial attorney in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Gyure has published articles, essays, and book reviews in numerous journals and presented papers and given invited lectures across the country. His research focuses on American and modern architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly the intersections of architecture, education, and society. Dale’s first book, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College (U. of Florida Press), remains the only comprehensive history of the largest and longest-lasting project of America’s most famous architect. The Chicago Schoolhouse, 1856-2006: High School Architecture and Educational Reform (Center for American Places/U. of Chicago Press), an expanded version of Dale’s dissertation research, analyzes the impact that changes in educational administration, curriculum, and pedagogy had on the form and layout of high school buildings over time.
Beyond his research, Dale is actively involved in architectural history and historic preservation matters. He is a regular peer reviewer for architectural history journals, book publishers, and the National Park Service. Since 2004 he has been a Master’s Thesis Co-Director for the historic preservation program at Goucher College, directing close to forty graduate student theses. He also serves on the boards of directors of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, and Docomomo Michigan. In 2013 he was selected by the governor to join the State Historic Preservation Review Board.