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Ph.D. Miles ORVELL Professor of English and American Studies, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia


1964 B.A., Columbia University
1970 Ph.D., Harvard University
since 1969 Professor of English and American Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia
1986-1987 Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania
1988 Fulbright Professor of American Studies, University of Copenhagen
1975-1980 Director of American Studies, Temple University
2000-2005 Director of American Studies, Temple University
since 2002 Editor in Chief, Encyclopedia of American Studies Online
2005-2006 Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs, Temple University
 Director, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001)


American Studies Association (ASA)
Association of American Museums


The Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture, 1880-1940. 1989
After the Machine: Visual Arts and the Erasing of Cultural Boundaries, 1995
American Photography, 2003
John Vachon's America: Photographs and Letters from the Depression to World War II, 2003


Logan Grant in Photography
Fulbright, Denmark, 1988
Franklin Prize, ASA, Co-Winner / Best American Studies Book, 1990
University Research Prize, Temple University, 2004