In 2010, the Smithsonian established a new position, the Deputy Under Secretary for Collections and Interdisciplinary Support, to increase the visibility of the Institution's collections and preservation efforts and to serve as a central catalyst for Smithsonian-wide interdisciplinary initiatives. Click to learn more about the Smithsonian.
Scott Miller is the Deputy Under Secretary for Collections and Interdisciplinary Support, responsible for the central planning and development of the Smithsonian’s vast collections (138 million objects) including collections management, conservation and preservation, and related functions. He oversees the National Collections Program and interdisciplinary support operations, including the Office of Fellowships and Internships, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Smithsonian Archives, Smithsonian Libraries, and the Smithsonian Scientific Diving Program. Miller, an entomologist, is a key liaison between the Smithsonian and various cultural and scientific organizations in the United States and around the world, including the Interagency Working Group on Scientific Collections. (full bio)
Amy Marino is the Senior Program Officer in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Collections and Interdisciplinary Support. She participates in, and monitors progress of, the Smithsonian’s strategic collections initiatives and goals, and leads and participates on interdisciplinary committees and activities. Amy prepares regular progress reports, briefings and testimony for Smithsonian constituents including Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Smithsonian Board of Regents. Amy manages grant funding programs and fosters collaborative relationships within the Smithsonian and with external partners such as the University of Maryland and the National Conference on Cultural Property Protection. Amy joined the Smithsonian as a Social Science Analyst at the Office of Policy and Analysis and also served as a Management Analyst within the Office of Protection Services.
Liza has been at the Smithsonian for eight years, starting in the Office of the Under Secretary for Science before moving to DUSCIS. She continues to support both offices, and a variety of Smithsonian initiatives and special events.