CHAMP Administration


Dr. Helaine Silverman, Director

Helaine Silverman is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She holds additional appointments in the Department of Landscape Architecture, Program in Art History, Department of Sport, Recreation and Tourism, and the Campus Honors Program. She is interested in the production of national and local identities around appropriations and representations of the past as these intersect with cultural memory, tourism, globalization, urbanism and built environment, and nation branding. She recently finished a project on "the new Inca city of Cuzco, Peru" and has conducted a comparative project in Thailand. She is editor of Left Coast Press's book series called "Heritage, Tourism and Community" and co-editor of ICAHM's book series called "Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Archaeological Heritage Management." Dr. Silverman is an International Member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites-ICOMOS, an Expert Member of the ICOMOS-International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) and the ICOMOS-International Cultural Tourism Committee.


Prof. Paul H. Kapp, Associate Director

Paul Hardin Kapp is Associate Professor and Director of the Historic Preservation Program in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 2014 during which time he studied the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire, UK and the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, UK. He is past chair of the National Council for Preservation Education, member of the editorial board ofPER-Preservation, Education, and Research: The Journal of the National Council for Preservation Education. He is a member of the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Committee and has served as invited juror for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and as an advisor for the Mayor's Institute on City Design. 


CHAMP's Exectuive Committee

Donna Buchanan (Music)
Anita Chan (Communication; Media and Cinema Studies)
Lynne Dearborn (Architecture)
Christopher Fennell (Anthropology)
Susan Frankenberg (Museum Studies; Anthropology)
David O’Brien (Art History)
Cele Otnes (Business Administration)
Robert Pahre (Political Science)
Wayne Pitard (Spurlock Museum)
Allyson Purpura (Krannert Art Museum)
Carla Santos (Recreation, Sport and Tourism)
Amita Sinha (Landscape Architecture)
Michael Twidale (Library and Information Science)