College of Arts and Sciences
Art and Art History
Dr. Robert O. Mellown, now associate professor emeritus, has written extensively on art and architecture for many publications including “Alabama Heritage” and “The Alabama Review.” He is the author of the richly illustrated “The University of Alabama – A Guide to the Campus and Its Architecture,” published by the University of Alabama Press. He is a contributor to the Society of Architectural Historians’ “Archipedia” online encyclopedia and a consultant for Discovering Alabama’s Bicentennial special: “State Capitals.” Mellown served as project director and principal investigator for numerous historical and architectural investigations of Alabama’s landmark structures, including the Historic Structures Report for Bryce Hospital.
Mellown serves on a number of community and state committees. He is a lifetime member of the Tuscaloosa Preservation Society and a founding board member of the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion Foundation. He was a member of the Bryce Hospital Historical Committee which was formed by the Alabama Department of Mental Health and The University of Alabama to insure the preservation of the integrity of the historic structure. He is a member of the Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Committee and a consultant for the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.