Richard K. Dozier

A former head of Tuskegee’s Department of Architecture, Dr. Dozier is particularly interested in African American architecture and historic preservation. He has conducted pioneering research on black architects and African American material culture and is a frequent exhibitor, lecturer, and consultant. He co-founded the country’s first statewide African American preservation organization, the Alabama Black Heritage Council, and he was selected by the U.S. Department of the Interior to survey threatened structures at twelve historically black colleges.

Dr. Dozier earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University and his doctorate from the University of Michigan. He was a fellow at the Dubois Institute of Harvard University and has studied urban design and architectural conservation in Brazil, Italy, Senegal, and Ghana. He has taught at Morgan State University and at Yale.