Ted J Ligibel, Ph.D. will join us to enlighten us on the State Marker Program.
Ted J. Ligibel began his career in historic preservation in 1974. After several years as a grassroots preservationist working in both the non-profit and government realms he joined the Eastern Michigan University faculty in 1991. He became director of its graduate Historic Preservation program in 1999. Ligibel is Advisor Emeritus to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, and served as Chair of the National Council for Preservation Education. Ligibel currently serves as chair of the Governor’s Michigan Historic Preservation Review Board. He has participated in several advising sessions for US Presidential administrations, including meeting with the Secretary of the Interior concerning the significance of River Raisin Battlefield, now a National Battlefield.
He has written numerous works on historic preservation including most recently, Historic Preservation: An Introduction to its History, Principles, and Practice (2009), co-authored with architects Norman and Ilene Tyler, and which has since become the nation’s best-selling textbook on historic preservation. In addition to other accolades, he has been awarded the “Teaching Excellence Award,” sponsored annually by Eastern Michigan University’s Alumni Association.