Dissertation Topic/Title: Historic Preservation and Sustainability Planning
Dissertation Advisor: Robert Lake
Previous Degrees: MS in Historic Preservation, May 1993, Columbia University; BA in Architecture (Political Science Concentration), May 1988, Columbia College
Erica Avrami is the Director of Research and Education at the World Monuments Fund. She is also a doctoral candidate in Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, where her research focuses on sustainability planning and the politics of historic preservation. She received her undergraduate and masters degrees in architecture and historic preservation, respectively, from Columbia University. Erica Avrami formerly served as a Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute, where she was engaged in work regarding the role of values in heritage conservation, preservation planning, and earthen architecture. Ms. Avrami has taught in the preservation programs at the University of Pennsylvania and Pratt, she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia, and she currently serves on the editorial advisory board of the new journal, Change Over Time.