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Maryellen Higginbotham

Part-time Instructor

MS Interior Design (preservation focus), University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1992; BA Historic Preservation & Interior Design, The Savannah College of Art and Design, 1985 & 1988; Bachelor of Science, Biology, Alabama College, 1965


Preservation/Design Consultant. 1992-Present

Adjunct Professor. Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 2007-Present

Root House Museum, Curator. Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society, Marietta, Georgia 1997-2011

Davenport House, Coordinator. Historic Savannah Foundation, Savannah, Georgia 1985-1988


Presented Paper: “Valley View: Reflecting on a Place, Its People, and Its Furnishings” at the Seventh Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts, “Connections: Georgia in the World” 2014: Proceedings to be published 2015.

Presented Paper: “Passing Through Georgia: Painting Plain and Fancy” at Fourth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts, “Georgia’s Colorful Past” 2008: published in A Colorful Past: Decorative Arts of Georgia, 2009.

Presented Paper: “Bits and Pieces, Paper and Pattern: Researching Wallpaper in Nineteenth Century Vernacular Georgia” at Second Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts 2004; published in Georgia Inside & Out; Architecture, Landscape, and Decorative Arts, 2005.