Prof. Donald L. Miller, Lafayette CollegeDonald L. Miller, the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College, has been appointed to The Advisory Board of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York City.

“I am honored to be collaborating with some of the best minds in American History to explore creative ways to bring history alive for millions of students in grades K through 12,” says Miller. “This is a community of learners that scholars and academics are rarely in touch with. The Gilder Lehrman appointment is a continuation of the work I started on with my PBS series A Biography of America, sponsored by The Library of Congress, which has been adopted for classroom use by thousands of high schools and colleges.”
Members of The Advisory Board include Drew Gilpin Faust, president, Harvard; Richard C. Levin, president, Yale; Kenneth L. Burns, filmmaker; David Brion Davis, Yale; Eric Foner, Columbia; Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard; David M. Kennedy, Stanford; James M. McPherson, Princeton; and Gordon S. Wood, Brown.Founded in 1994 by philanthropists Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History provides programs to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of American history. The Institute’s programs have been recognized by awards from the White House, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Organization of American Historians. The Institute is the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of K–12 teacher training and classroom resources.

Miller is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books, and one of the most respected authorities on World War II and US History. He is widely acclaimed for his books on World War II, most notably the bestselling Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany (2007). HBO is currently developing a miniseries based upon Masters of the Air, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

Miller has also served as a writer and historical consultant for many film and TV productions, including the History Channel’s WWII in HD (winner of three Emmys) and The Air War, which was inspired by his book Masters of the Air. His PBS program America, 1900 won a Peabody Award for excellence in programming.


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Kristine Y. Todaro
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Lafayette College
Easton, Pa. 18042

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