• Date of Birth: October 07, 1942
  • Born City: Lincoln
  • Born State/Country: NE
  • Parents: Francis Virgil & Mary Atril Taylor B.
  • Date of Death: May 10, 2018
  • Death City: Venice
  • Death State/Country: CA
  • Married: John Cochran (div.1968); Richard Noel Chrisman, 15 June 1974 (div. 1983)
  • Education:

    B.A., Wellesley, 1965; M.A., U. of Iowa, 1968; Ph.D., Harvard, 1973; Master of Architecture, Harvard, 1999.

  • Dissertation:

    "The Poetics of a Formulaic Process: Etymology and Usage of πεῖραρ in Homer and Archaic Poetry" (Harvard, 1973).

  • Professional Experience:

    Tchng Fell., Classics, Harvard, 1970-1; instr. Wellesley, 1972; instr., asst. prof. Princeton, 1972-9; prof. classics, UCLA, 1979-???; summer vis. asst. prof., U. of Iowa, 1973; vis. asst. prof. Stanford, 1976; fell., Center for Hellenic Studies, 1976-7; ACLS, 1983-4; Chicago Inst. for Arch. and Urbanism, 1989-90; Hum. Res. Inst., U. California, Irvine, 1991; ed. bd. for monographs, APA, 1980-4; ed. bd., Helios, 1979-82; U. of California Publications in Classical Studies, 1983-8; vis. prof., Grad. School of Design, Harvard, 1993; adj. prof., South California Inst. of Arch., 1987-94; APA Teaching Award, 1988; intern, Eric Owen Moss Architects, Los Angeles, 1989-91; intern, Janek Tabencki, Los Angeles, 1994; intern, Greg Lynn Form, Los Angeles, 2001-2; tchr, Beijing Architectural Studio Enterprise, Beijing, China, 2007, 2008; lector. China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China; vis. prof. Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU, 2005; co-tchr. Southern California Institute of Architecture, 2007.