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Martha Bradley-Evans, Ph.D. (she/her)

Professor Emeritus


Dr. Martha Bradley-Evans is a Professor in the School of Architecture, who has taught history and theory, and the design workshops. Between 2002 and 2011, Dr. Bradley served as the Dean of the Honors College and in July 2011 became the Senior Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Bradley is the recipient of the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award, the University Professorship, the Student Choice Excellence in Teaching Award, the Bennion Center Service Learning Professorship, and the Sweet Candy Honors Distinguished Professor Award. In2008, she received the Honorary AIA Award from AIA Utah, and he Outstanding Achievement Award from the YWCA in 2013. She was made a Fellow of the Utah State Historical Society in 2013. She has served as the vice chair of the Utah State Board of History,Chair of the Utah Heritage Foundation and is on the Board of Trustees of Envision Utah.
Her books include: Kidnapped from that Land: The Government Raids on the Short Creek Polygamists; The Four Zinas: Mothers and Daughters on the Frontier;Pedestals and Podiums: Utah Women, Religious Authority and Equal Rights; and Glorious in Persecution: Joseph Smith, American Prophet, 1839-1844. In 2021, University of Utah Press published An Architectural Travel Guide to Utah.
Dr. Bradley was the recipient of the 2020 Rosenblatt Prize, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Utah to a faculty member.