Lisa Keller specializes in trans-Atlantic (England and the U.S.), women's, and urban history. She has published on New York, London, and Westchester County. She is Executive Editor of the Encyclopedia of New York City (2nd Edition). She founded the journalism program at Purchase College in 1998, and directed it for ten years. Her book Triumph of Order: Democracy and Public Space in New York & London (Columbia University Press, 2008)  received the Herbert H. Lehman Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the New York Academy of History in 2012 and the Urban History Association Best Book Award in 2009. She serves as an historical consultant for the Museum of the City of New York. She is the recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service (2005), a Gilder-Lehrman Fellowship in American Civilization (2000), and an N.E.H. grant for local history (1996).  She also is an adjunct Research Scholar in the history department at Columbia University, where she also serves as Chair of the Seminar on the City, University Seminars.  She directs the Purchase College History project.

PhD. Cambridge University
B.A. Vassar College (general and history honors)

Select Professional Experience:
Executive Editor, Encyclopedia of New York City, 2nd Ed., Yale University Press;  Dec. 2010

"The Grass is Always Greener: A Brief History of Public Space and Protest in New York and London,"  in Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Spaces,  New Village Press (2012)

Advisory Board Member, "Paths Through History" - Governor Andrew Cuomo-appointed task force

Editorial Board Member, New York History Magazine (New York State Historical Association)

Judge, Ten Best NY Governors and Ten Best NY Mayors "City & State" magazine

Triumph of Order: Democracy and Public Space in New York & London, Columbia University Press, November 2008; paperback Sept. 2010

Lehman Faculty Fellow and Adjunct Research Scholar in the Dept of History, Columbia University

Chair, Seminar on the City, University Seminars, Columbia University

Guest, Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC

"Freedom in Death," op-ed article, New York Times, Nov. 6, 2005

"Westchester County" and "Purchase College" entries, Encyclopedia of New York State

"Shop, Walk, Work and Protest," op-ed article, New York Times, Aug. 29, 2004

"Public Protest and the Republican Convention," Interview, WNYC (New York Public Radio), Aug. 25, 2004

Recipient and Project Director, National Endowment for the Humanities Focus Grant for the 
"Local and Regional Resources Exploration Project," 1995-96

Historical Exhibition Co-Curator, "A Current That Runs Deep: Public Service, the Arts, and Nelson Rockefeller,"  Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Sept. 29, 1996-Jan. 5, 1997

Coordinator, Panel Discussion, "Celebrating the Vision of Nelson A. Rockefeller," Sept. 29, 1996, the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College; Charlie Rose, moderator and five panelists