Nancy Miller has been appointed associate director of the Center for World Heritage Studies (CWHS). Miller is an architectural historian with an M.Arch. from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She brings to the position her experience in historic preservation research and advocacy; teaching architectural history and urban design in our School of Architecture; and research, outreach, and curriculum and Web development for the Design Center for American Urban Landscape (now the Metropolitan Design Center). Recently, she worked at the intersection of American and UNESCO preservation policy and criteria when she developed the UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination for Cranbrook.
As Associate Director of the CWHS, Miller will be working with the center's director, Arthur Chen, to establish the program in heritage studies and historic preservation (a concentration in Architecture's MS program) and begin recruiting for Fall 2008, build institutional relationships within the University and the Twin Cities, raise funds, and enrich the center's programs. In addition to her CWHS project, Miller is also working on a book on the history of the University of Minnesota's architecture and landscape, to be published by the University of Minnesota Press.