Architecture Department Faculty

Jhennifer Amundson

Jhennifer Amundson, Ph.D.

Professor | Associate Provost of Faculty

Jhennifer A. Amundson teaches courses in the history of architecture and architecture theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her areas of special interest are American architecture, modern architecture and aesthetic theory, and the history of building technology. She has lectured and published on topics from Thomas Jefferson and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to the history of metallic construction and the phenomenon of architectural demolition as spectacle. Her current project is a book-length monograph on the career of Thomas U. Walter, the architect of the US Capitol dome. WEB SITE

Sean Gallagher

Assistant Professor

Sean Gallagher teaches at the third and fourth year levels in design and technology, with graduate level classes focusing on the practice of architecture.  He is an active practitioner with an office in Geneva, Illinois.  His practice serves communities on Chicago’s north shore and suburbs of the Fox Valley. His design teaching and interests focus on the potential for architecture to reveal and connect humanity with the created order through the tectonic integration of natural phenomenon.  Professor Gallagher also serves as the programs Intern Development Program Educator Coordinator (IDP-EC).

Christopher Miller

Christopher Miller, Ph.D.


Christopher Miller contributes to making urbanism an important feature in the program’s character as he teaches the Architecture of Cities and the Architecture of Conviviality and by directing senior and graduate architecture and urbanism studios. He has presented papers advancing human-scaled city-making and traditional architecture as a culturally sustaining activity. Dr. Miller and Nathaniel Brooks, M.Arch., organized Judson’s first student charrette for Quincy, Illinois, in 2005. A program concentration in Traditional Architecture and Urbanism, of which sustainability is a foundation, was initiated in 2008. For the Department of Art & Design he teaches the History of Art and a theory of modern objects and images. Miller practiced architecture in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Virginia; currently, he consults for the not-for-profit Jericho Ministries in Honduras. WEB SITE


Curtis Sartor, Jr, Ph.D.

Professor | Interim Chair and Associate Vice President for Diversity and Spiritual Development

Curtis Sartor has been teaching architecture for over twenty years and has practiced with architectural firms in San Francisco and Atlanta, with specific experience in the design and planning of commercial, residential and institutional projects in both the public and private sector. He teaches courses in environmental design & earth stewardship and multiculturalism & non-western architecture. Curtis’ teaching interests are in the area of sustainable design, beginning architectural design, environmental design, cultural anthropology, architectural programming, applied research methodologies, diversity education, African American and Native American cultures.


Stacie Burtelson


Stacie L. Burtelson teaches courses in design and digital representation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Her design and research interests include digital technologies, modern material systems, methods of representation and the communication of architectural form.  She has lectured and published articles on topics from Scottish architecture to digital media in architectural design and the integration of computers within architectural education.  Professor Burtelson has previously taught at the Mackintosh School of Architecture; part of the renowned Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland.  Her current work is project development and environmental impact assessment in consultation with the non-profit Adventure Learning Centre Ministry in Nassau, Bahamas.

Alan Frost

Assistant Professor

Alan Frost, RA, LEED AP, teaches design courses in the third year and graduate levels. As a designer, thinker, and fabricator, his interests occupy the intersection of the practical and conceptual; exploration and critique; and making and thinking. He believes that creating designs infused with layers of meaning leads to a deeper and richer experience of the built environment. Professor Frost has served as the Director of the Digital Fabrication Lab at Judson University, where he trained and mentored students in the use of laser cutters, 3D printers, and other digital fabrication tools. He is a registered architect in the State of Illinois and has more than 15 years of experience working in a variety of architectural practices, from small design-build contractors to large international design firms.

Jeremy Lindsey

Jeremy Lindsey

Adjunct Professor

Jeremy P. Lindsey sees architecture as the most common way in which we make sense of our immediate environment and the world at large, meaning that how and what we design is tantamount to one’s worldview. Professor Lindsey seeks to not only train the most capable beginning designers, but to also instill a sensitivity to spatial and aesthetic experience and their direct relationships to human perception and understanding. His current research and pedagogical focus includes the significance of the physical act of making, and its resulting artifacts, within the design process and its relationship to the actual built environment. Professor Lindsey is actively committed to a sustained engagement with the built environment through private practice.

Thomas Jaeger

R. Thomas Jaeger

Senior University Lecturer

Tom Jaeger is an architect and academician with over 50 years of simultaneous service in both professions. He co-ordinates and teaches in the fourth year integrated architectural design courses. He is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture where he served as acting director, Chair in Structures, Design and Technology for the Graduate and Undergraduate Programs. He has received applied research grants from the Kettering Foundation, Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been a Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies at Michigan State University, and served by appointment on the National Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia. He is the consulting principal of Jaeger Nickola Kuhlman & Associates Ltd. Architects of Park Ridge and is the recipient of the 2014 American Institute of Architects Illinois Gold Medal Award, the state’s highest honor for outstanding lifetime service to the profession of architecture.

Christopher Lauriat

Assistant Professor | Assistant Chair, Department of Architecture and Interior Design

Christopher Lauriat is assistant professor of Architecture and assistant chair, Department of Architecture and Interior Design. He holds a master’s degree in Architecture from Cornell University and bachelor’s degrees in Architecture and Environmental Engineering from Ball State University. With expertise in ecclesiastical and residential design, Lauriat continues his role as Vice President of Architecture for Chicagoland design-build firm, Church Building Consultants. Lauriat has taught for six years as an adjunct professor at Judson and for two years as a guest instructor at Wheaton College, focusing on design studio, digital representation, and theory courses. He and his wife, Jacqueline, are members of Wheaton Bible Church and are raising two daughters.

Lisa Hodge

Assistant Professor of Interior Design | Program Director for Interior Design

Lisa A. Hodge brings more than 25 years of experience to her new role of program director and assistant professor of Interior Design in the School of Art, Design and Architecture. Prior to joining Judson, Hodge taught at Harrington College of Design. Born and reared in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design with a minor in Architecture from Howard University. She is currently completing a master’s degree in Sustainable Architectural Studies and Design at DePaul University. Hodge began her career as an intern with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., while a student at Howard University. Upon graduation, she relocated to Chicago, where she has worked with a roster of renowned design firms, including OWP&P/Cannon Design, A. Epstein & Sons/Interior Space International, and Ted Moudis & Associates. She has worked in various disciplines, ranging from religious and spiritual design to corporate, education, healthcare, government and banking. Hodge and her family reside in Naperville, Ill., where she is an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Dave Amundson

Assistant Professor of Architecture  | Digital Fabrication Lab Director

David Amundson is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and the Director of Fabrication at Judson University. Prior to this role, he served 16 years as an adjunct instructor of Architecture and the Model Shop Director at Judson. As shop director, Amundson designed and built projects, was responsible for shop equipment and supplies, assisted students working in the shop and oversaw the student work staff in the shop. Previously, he worked as a staff architect with architecture firms in Illinois, Delaware, and North Carolina. He also served as chairman of the City of St. Charles Housing Commission for two years and as vice chair for 10 years. Amundson earned a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies and a master’s degree in Architecture with a concentration in Housing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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