Art History art department

Rhoads, William

B.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D from Princeton University.

Professor Emeritus

Department: Art History
Office: SAB 108
Phone: (845) 257-3875

Teaching Interests

The focus of Professor Rhoads' teaching and writing is American art and architecture, especially from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Research/Creative Activity

Currently he is working on a study of Kingston and New York architect Charles S. Keefe (1876-1946).


He has published a book The Colonial Revival (Garland 1977) and several articles on Colonial Revival architecture and craft, as well as articles on Franklin D. Roosevelt's patronage of art and architecture. His interest in the architecture of the Hudson Valley has resulted in essays on artists studios in the region and on buildings in Poughkeepsie and the Catskill Mountains. The Friends of Historic Kingston and Black Dome Press published his Kingston, New York: The Architectural Guide in 2003. More recently he has published studies of the Kingston architects Teller & Halverson and of the the Architecture of Hervey White's Maverick colony near Woodstock. In 2011 Black Dome Press published his book, ULSTER COUNTY, NEW YORK: THE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY & GUIDE.