Georgia National Register Review Board

Board Members


  • M. Jared Wood, PhD (Statesboro) is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Georgia Southern University. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Georgia in 2009. His area of specialty is archaeology of the Southeastern United States, with focus on prehistoric and contact period peoples.
  • Kara Bridgman Sweeney, PhD (Savannah) is a Lecturer of Anthropology at Georgia Southern University, and Director of the Digging Savannah public outreach initiative for archaeology. She received her PhD in Anthropology from University of Florida. Her experience is in community archaeology and cultural heritage management, and she is a member of the Archaeology Task Force for the City of Savannah.


  • Céline H. Gladwin, AIA (Valdosta) is a registered architect and urban designer, Gladwin has a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami. Gladwin heads Gladwin Vaughn Architecture in Valdosta. Her work spans various project typologies including historic rehabilitation, adaptive reuse and new construction. She also has provided urban design consulting with public forums and design charrettes nationwide. Gladwin believes in a collaborative team approach with hands-on involvement, especially in the planning stages of a project, with the goal of creating design that is responsive to clients’ needs and to positively impacting the buildings’ users while minimizing the negative impact of construction on the environment. In addition to the Georgia National Register Review Board, Gladwin currently serves on the Georgia Alliance for Historic Preservation Commissions, the City of Valdosta Historic Preservation Commission, and is a former member of the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission. She maintains memberships in the American Institute of Architects, the Congress of New Urbanism, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Georgia and Florida Historic Trusts.
  • Jack Pyburn, FAIA (Atlanta) is a historic preservation architect with over 40 years’ experience and a principal with Lord Aeck Sargent in Atlanta. He has directed the rehabilitation and restoration of a number of national register and national landmark properties including projects for the State of Georgia and National Park Service and projects participating in the state and federal historic preservation tax credit programs. Jack has served on the board of directors of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and Docomomo/US. He served as chair of the American Institute of Architects Historic Resources Committee and is currently President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for 20th Century Heritage.

Architectural Historian

  • E.G. Daves Rossell, PhD, teaches American architecture and urbanism, vernacular architecture and cultural landscape as Professor of Architectural History at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Rossell received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.


  • Staci L. Catron (Atlanta) is a library director, archivist, and author, specializing in the history of designed landscapes in the Southeastern United States. As the Cherokee Garden Library Director for the Atlanta History Center, she manages the development, care, and interpretation of a 32,000-item collection (including rare books, landscape drawings, manuscripts, and botanical prints). She performs professional library and archival work, plans and implements programs and exhibitions, supervises conservation work, directs all fundraising, promotes the collection through curatorial tours and public speaking, and works with community partners to document and preserve historic landscapes throughout the region. Her most recent award-winning book is Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens, with co-author Mary Ann Eaddy and photographs by James R. Lockhart, published by University of Georgia Press (2018). She is a past president of the Southern Garden History Society Past President and an Honorary Member of The Garden Club of America.
  • Laura Drummond, PhD (Atlanta) is the founder and principal of Atlanta Preservation & Planning Services, LLC. She received her preservation master’s degree and her doctorate in History from Georgia State University. She has been an interpreter and writer at the Atlanta History Center, and taught courses on the American built environment and the conservation of historic building materials at GSU. As a preservation consultant, she produces historic structure reports, national register nominations, historic resource surveys, conditions assessments, and preservation plans.
  • Ethiel Garlington (Macon) has served as Executive Director of Historic Macon Foundation (HMF) since March 2014. Prior to that he worked in construction, heritage tourism, and served as the Director of Preservation Field Services for Knox Heritage. HMF is nationally recognized for neighborhood revitalization and advocacy efforts using entrepreneurial solutions with revolving funds and historic tax credits. For the past five years, HMF has consulted on more tax credit projects than anyone else in the state. Thanks to HMF's efforts and the work of our partners downtown Macon is undergoing a renaissance.


  • Jackie Tyson, MHP, is Associate Director of History at New South Associates, based in Stone Mountain, Georgia. She received her Master of Historic Preservation degree from the University of Kentucky and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Georgia State University. While managing a diverse array of projects at New South Associates, she is particularly interested in public history and community engagement, and how everyday historic buildings can tell important stories about our past.
  • Maryellen Higginbotham received a Master’s Degree in Interior Design [Historic Preservation Focus] from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and Bachelor Degrees in Interior Design and Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has been a historic house museum curator/coordinator and an instructor on Historic Interiors in the Heritage Preservation Program at Georgia State University. Presently she is an independent scholar and refers to her findings as “Paint, Paper, Panels, and Plaster: Elements of Embellishment in Georgia Domestic Interiors 1790-1890.”