Dorothy Gerring

Associate Professor, Architecture, Department Head

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  • LEC, Rm.B2006
Dorothy Gerring


  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1985
  • M.S., Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1997

Academic Experience

  • 1989-present, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
  • 1998-present, Technology Transfer Center, VIZ training, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
  • 1996-1997, Adjunct Faculty, Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Work Experience

  • 1996-1998, Consultant, Architectural License Seminars; mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and life safety; Los Angeles, CA
  • 1989-present, Architectural Consulting, Private Practice
  • 1988-1989, Architectural Team, Orcutt Winslow Partnership, Phoenix, AZ
  • 1985-1988, Team Leader, Richard Hanson, Tucson, AZ


  • 2018, CPHC (Certified Passive House Consultant)
  • 2010, NABCP, Photovoltaic Entry Level Exam Passing Score Achievement
  • 2009-present, LEED-AP, BD+C, United State Green Building Council
  • 2006-2011, Certified Autodesk Instructor
  • 1989, Registered Architect

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE)
  • Association of University Women
  • Penn College Educational Association


  • 2015, Co-faculty lead for U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Competition. Team received Grand Winner Finalist award
  • 2014, Co-faculty lead for U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Competition, Team received excellence in Financial Analysis
  • 1984, Honorable Mention, Historic Park Competition, University of Arizona


  • 2014,Centennial Colloquium Series, Presenter, Pennsylvania College of Technology, "Sustainable & Affordable Housing"
  • 2009, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Presenter, The Pennsylvania State University, "Educating for Sustainability Research"
  • 2007, Bucknell Summer Institute on Sustainability, Presenter, "Defining Sustainable Practices"
  • 2006, Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, Presenter, "How Architecture Reflects Cultural Values: An eclectic look at Victorianism, feng shui, and sustainability"
  • 2006, Williamsport Preservation Society, Presenter, "Introduction to Sustainability and Sustainable Building Practices"
  • 1998, European Association of Architectural Educators (EAAE) and Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Presenter, University of North Carolina, "The Internet and The Design Studio"
  • 1997, Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), Spring Research Conference, Presenter, Atlanta, GA, "Teaching Structures in the Beginning Design Studio"