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Dr. Kenneth Haftertepe

Kenneth Hafertepe, Ph.D., Department Chair
  • B.A., Georgetown University (Government)
  • M.A., University of Texas (American Civilization)
  • Ph.D., University of Texas (American Civilization)

Kenneth Hafertepe is chair of the department of museum studies. He has taught at Baylor since 2000. For ten years prior to that he was director of academic programs at Historic Deerfield, a museum of New England history and art. He serves as the chair of the Committee on Museum Professional Training of the American Association of Museums. A long-time member of the Texas State Historical Association, he has served on several program committees and chaired that committee twice. He is also a longtime member of the Society of Architectural Historians, the VAF and TAM. He is the author of numerous books and articles on such historic buildings as the Smithsonian Castle, the French Legation in Austin, and the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, as well as a biography of Abner Cook, the architect of the Texas Governor's Mansion. He holds the master's and doctoral degrees in American civilization from the University of Texas
at Austin. His areas of specialization include American material culture, decorative arts, and historic

Primary courses taught
  • Introduction to Museums (U)
  • Introduction to Museum Administration (U)
  • Introduction to Material Culture (U)
  • Documentation & Interpretation of Historic Buildings and Sites (U)
  • Museum Administration (G)
  • Material Culture (G)
  • American Decorative Arts and Furnishings in Museum Settings (G)