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TAC Awards Judge: Debra Miller Biography


Debra Miller received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Delaware, with specializations in Renaissance, Baroque, and American Art.  Her teaching experience is extensive, including undergraduate, graduate, and study abroad courses for the University of Delaware, Bryn Mawr College, Rutgers University-Camden, and currently, Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ), and Hussian School of Art (in the historic Bourse Building, Philadelphia), where she serves as Chair of the General Education Department.  In addition to her classes in European and American Art, Professor Miller also offers topics in Cross-Cultural Art History (Pre-Columbian, Native American, and Polynesian Art). Dr. Miller was named a Commonwealth Speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council for 2008-09, and was renewed for 2010-11.

Former Director of Revsin Gallery, Philadelphia, Dr. Miller serves as President of the Board of Directors of Da Vinci Art Alliance in South Philadelphia.  She maintains an active schedule of curating exhibitions there and at venues throughout the world.  Dr. Miller has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Kress Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, among others, including funding for two years of doctoral research in Amsterdam, and two years of post-doctoral research in Venice.  Her many publications include the fully illustrated catalogue, Artists of the Warhol Circle Then and Now (an exhibition she curated, which traveled the world for 7 years), and the first monograph on Factory photographer Billy Name (Billy Name:  Stills from the Warhol Films).  She covered the Philadelphia arts scene for the bi-monthly arts newspaper Inferno (Millville, NJ); her introduction and articles are featured in the book INFERNO:  burning the bridges behind us.She is the Philadelphia Arts and Culture Correspondent to Central Voice (Harrisburg), a contributing writer (Philadelphia), and a staff writer for (based in Wilmington, DE).  Along with her work in Art History and the Fine Arts, Dr. Miller serves as a voter for the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, for the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.