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School of Architecture
Architecture Building
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0450

Phone: (269) 471-6003
Fax: (269) 471-6261



8435 East Campus Circle Drive
Berrien Springs, MI 49104

(269) 471-6003

The architecture faculty aspires to teach sound thinking, practical skills, and rigorous scholarship in the discipline of architecture; and promotes students who: Craft buildings that are dignified, durable and purposeful; Design communities that foster civility; Serve mankind in accord with their professional and Christian vocation; Seek the virtues of joy, beauty, wholeness and moderation in their lifelong pursuit of learning. All this for God's honor and His glory until the risen Christ comes again.



Office Location: Architecture 119
Phone: (269) 471-3496


Professor Root uses her  exposure to Art History in depth in the Art degree and learned research and writing with the History degree to provide her with a solid foundation to use in the preparation of teaching architectural history courses. Accomplished drawing and painting skills are used in the Drawing and Graphics Studio.  A teaching certification degree (MAT) provided educational tools and methods to be a better teacher and the MFA matured artistic skills and abilities and added graduate level history courses to provide a well-rounded educational experience.

Extensive travel and personal research of over 35 years in the US, Europe and the Near East, has added to Professor Root’s knowledge of art and architectural history.  She has been involved in faculty research projects through Andrews University since 1985, focusing on drawing and painting abilities with art exhibitions in New York, Chicago and regional art centers; archaeological digs in the Near East resulting in publications and exhibitions; popular book illustrations for publication; and other types of creative exhibitions and publications.



  • M.F.A. University of Notre Dame 1982
  • M.A.T. Andrews University 1979
  • B.A. Andrews University 1977