History of the ODU Art Department/Robert Wojtowicz


Robert Wojtowicz was born December 12, 1961 in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up with four sisters and his parents were culturally minded individuals. Wojtowicz is a noted scholar of Lewis Mumford and finds Mumford a rewarding topic of research. Wojtowicz admires his concentration of teaching interdisciplinary studies and challenges himself to keep his sights high.

Originally he wanted to be an architect but was encouraged by a professor to study Art History because he demonstrated skills as a writer. His first job was the Art History position at ODU.


University of Pennsylvania, 1979-83 Masters of Arts, Bachelor of Arts 1984-90 Doctor of Philosophy. Columbia University, 1983-84 Master of Art History.


American Architecture and the history of Urban Planning.


Old Dominion University 1990

Published BooksEdit

Lewis Mumford and American Modernism: Eutopian Theories for Architecture and Urban Planning.Cambridge, New York, and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Sidewalk Critic: Lewis Mumford's Writing on New York. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998. Frank Lloyd Wright and Lewis Mumford: Thirty Years of Correspondence. Co-edited with Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2001. Mumford on Modern Art in the 1930's. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 2007.