William H. Tishler

William H. Tishler, FASLA, is a professor emeritus of landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There his teaching, research, and service have focused on historic preservation, landscape architectural history, vernacular architecture, and preservation issues relating to cultural landscapes of the upper Midwest. He was elected to the UW Teaching Academy, a group of one hundred of the university’s best teachers, and in 1998, he received an award for Teaching Excellence from the National Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. A graduate of UW Madison and Harvard University, he has been a Senior Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks, an Attingham Fellow in England, and Horace Cleveland Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota. He has lectured widely in America, Europe, and Asia and written more than 165 publications, including the award-winning American Landscape Architecture: Designers and Places; Midwestern Landscape Architecture; and Wisconsin’s Emerald Treasure: A History of Peninsula State Park. His documentary film, Jens Jensen: A Natural History, has won Telly and ASLA awards, and a Crystal Award of Excellence from the National Communicator Awards Program. He also has served as chair of Wisconsin’s Historic Preservation Review Board and is an advisor emeritus of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.