Miriam oversees the development, management, and assessment of IAS graduate programs and co-directs the UW Certificate in Public Scholarship; she also oversees the IAS External Relations team, which includes Communications, Events, and Alumni Relations. She is an IAS affiliate faculty member and serves on the IAS Diversity Committee.
Miriam comes to these roles through positions in higher education, non-profit arts administration, and grantsmanship, all of which highlighted the value of cross-sectoral collaboration for transformative learning, strategic alliances, and organizational development. She worked as Associate Director of the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities from 2004-2013, and has been a member of the Assessing the Practice of Public Scholarship (APPS) working group of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.
Miriam holds a Ph.D in English from Rutgers University, and has taught a spectrum of graduate and undergraduate courses across interdisciplinary humanities fields: Miriam's Faculty Webpage.