WASHINGTON, D.C.- The National Park Service (NPS) announced the selection of Antoinette J. Lee as the Assistant Associate Director, Historical Documentation Programs, Cultural Resources, National Park Service.
Dr. Lee holds a Ph.D. degree from George Washington University and is a recognized expert in historic preservation, architectural history, and preservation documentation. Dr. Lee's NPS career began in 1989 as a historian with the National Register of Historic Places, serving the western states.
Her previous career included an 8-year period as a preservation consultant. Dr. Lee's clients included the US Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) for which she prepared the successful World Heritage nomination for Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and the University of Virginia. She authored Architects to the Nation: The Rise and Decline of the Supervising Architect's Office (2000), edited Past Meets Future: Saving America's Historic Environments (1992), and was founding editor of CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship, a NPS professional journal.
Dr. Lee worked with former NPS Director Robert Stanton to establish the NPS's Cultural Resources Diversity Program, including the internship program and the publications, African Reflections on the American Landscape: Identifying and Interpreting Africanisms and Asian Reflections on the American Landscape: Identifying and Interpreting Asian Heritage. From 1995 to 2005, she taught the required preservation documentation and field work courses for Goucher College's M.A. in Historic Preservation Program. Prior to her consulting career, she was an Education Services Coordinator at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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