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Lisa Ackerman

Visiting Assistant Professor


Lisa Ackerman currently serves as Executive Director of Columbus Citizens Foundation, an organization devoted to Italian American heritage. Lisa Ackerman previously served as Interim CEO of World Monuments Fund in 2018 and 2019, where she served from 2007 to 2018 as Executive Vice President, developing international collaborative projects in heritage conservation. During that time, she oversaw approximately 100 projects in 60 countries. Through her teaching at Pratt, she is able to offer students an intimate view of work in the field, as well as explain the framework established by UNESCO, ICOMOS, and other intergovernmental agencies in carrying out these activities.

B.A. in Art History and Italian, Middlebury College
M.B.A. in Marketing, New York University
M.S. in Historic Preservation, Pratt Institute