Lee W. Waldrep, Ph.D.
Assistant Director School of Architecture University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Currently serving as the assistant director in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lee W. Waldrep, Ph.D., has almost 20 years of experience in higher education with an emphasis in academic affairs and career development field of architecture students. Waldrep earned a Ph.D. in counseling and development from The American University, a master of architecture from Arizona State University, and a bachelor of science from the University of Michigan. A frequent lecturer on the topics of careers in architecture, he has previously been associate executive director of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), associate dean at the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at the University of Maryland, and assistant dean at the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology. He is the author of Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design, 2nd Edition (2010) published by J. Wiley and Sons, and the original author of ARCHCareers.org, a website dedicated to assisting individuals learn about the process of becoming an architect.