Ruth Wallach is the Associate Dean for Public Service for the University of Southern California and held other roles within USC Libraries including Director of Arts and Humanities Division and Head of Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts Library. She has researched and written extensively on the history and architecture of Los Angeles. Some of her books include Los Angeles Residential Architecture: Modernism Meets Eclecticism and Miracle Mile of Los Angeles; History and Architecture. Ruth received both her B.A. and MLS from the University of California, Los Angeles and a MPAS and MHC from the University of Southern California.