Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation
J.P. Hall, assistant professor of historic preservation, has been named to the Indiana Main Street Council by Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch. “I am honored to work with the State of Indiana, via its Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and think it is imperative—within the future economy—to encourage the continued revitalization of our rural historic downtowns in Indiana,” said Hall. “Place-based economic development is becoming more important than ever, and the Main Street approach is a perfect vehicle to stabilize, improve and revitalize our historic commercial cores.”
Hall teaches courses about the history and theory of the preservation movement in addition to classes pertaining to economics, planning, law, and advocacy within the field. Prior to joining the faculty, he was director of the eastern regional office (a 12-county region) for Indiana Landmarks, the largest statewide historic preservation organization in the country. He has a decade of experience within the historic preservation and downtown revitalization fields and has been directly involved in numerous redevelopment projects and downtown revitalization initiatives.
He holds a B.A. in history from Indiana University and a masters in historic preservation from Ball State and has extensive experience working with communities, elected officials, property owners, and local organizations in re-purposing historic resources, downtowns, and neighborhoods.