Academic Director of Historic Preservation
Vicki Weiner is the Academic Director of the Historic Preservation Master’s degree program and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute. She has taught courses in historic preservation history & theory, law & policy, research methods, policy analysis, and community preservation planning. Vicki has over twenty years of professional experience in historic preservation, having served as director of two non-profit preservation organizations in New York City; as the first Kress Fellow for Historic Preservation at the Municipal Art Society of New York; and as a historic preservation policy consultant. She is a Senior Fellow at Pratt Center for Community Development, where she served as Deputy Director from 2011-2019 and previously managed projects that explored preserving culturally important places to create more equitable communities. She has authored or co-authored numerous research reports, briefing papers, and articles on preserving community culture in low-income neighborhoods. Vicki’s recent publications include articles in Preservation and the New Data Landscape (2019) and Preservation and Social Inclusion (2020) from Columbia Books on Architecture and the City. She is a past recipient of the James Marston Fitch Mid-Career grant and current participant in Columbia University’s research initiative on Urban Heritage, Sustainability and Social Inclusion. Vicki has a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Art degree in Theater Arts from Drew University.