Scott Gartner, associate professor of architecture in Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies, will participate in the John and Sandra Feneley Seminar, sponsored by the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford, and St. Mary's College of Maryland, in Oxford, England, on May 21-27. The seminar is organized around the topic "Glorious Revolution to Independence: England and America in the Long 18th Century." Gartner has been invited to discuss "Primary Faith: American Transcendentalism as a Manifestation of Protestant Inner Light Spirituality." In addition, Gartner was awarded a $1,000 St. Mary's College of Maryland seminar fellowship.

Gartner received his Master’s degree from Harvard University and his Bachelors degree from the University of Houston.

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies is one of the largest of its type in the nation. The college is composed of two schools and the departments of landscape architecture, building construction, and art and art history. The School of Architecture + Design includes programs in architecture, industrial design and interior design. The School of Public and International Affairs includes programs in urban affairs and planning, public administration and policy, and government and international affairs. The college enrolls more than 2,000 students offering 22 degrees programs taught by 160 faculty members.