Moffett, Marian (Scott) 1949-2004
MOFFETT, Marian (Scott) 1949-2004
OBITUARY NOTICE— See index for CA sketch: Born June 6, 1949, in Johnson City, TN; died September 26, 2004, in Knoxville, TN. Architectural historian, educator, and author. Moffett was a professor of architecture at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Her bachelor's degree was completed at North Carolina State University in 1971, and she attended graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving her master's degree in 1973 and her doctorate in 1975. Immediately after completing her Ph.D., she joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee as an assistant professor, rising to full professorship in 1989. Moffett was also active in the university's administration, serving as president of the faculty senate from 1985 to 1986, vice chancellor of academic affairs from 1993 to 1999, associate provost from 2000 to 2001, and associate dean of the college of architecture and design from 2003 to 2004. Her contributions to the university led to her receiving the Chancellor's Citation for Extraordinary Service to the University. As a scholar, Moffett was interested in all types of architecture, from the barns of her native Tennessee to structures in Poland. She cowrote several books on architecture with Lawrence Wodehouse, including Built for the People of the United States: Fifty Years of TVA Architecture (1983), A History of Western Architecture (1989), A World History of Architecture (2004), which was written with Michael Fazio, and Buildings across Time: An Introduction to World Architecture (2004), also with Fazio. In addition to her scholarly work, Moffett was a member of the Greater Knoxville Recorder Society and a former president of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Chronicle of Higher Education, November 5, 2004,
Tennessee Today Online,http://pr.tennessee.edu/news/ (September 27, 2004).
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universal Church Web site,http://www.tvuuc.org/ (November 15, 2004).