Dr. Lisa Keller is a professor of History at Purchase College, SUNY. She 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 theEncyclopedia 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.