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The Deans List

Spurred by the high turnover of deans at U.S. architecture schools in recent years, I've compiled a list of accredited architecture schools and the names of their deans. Links are provided to each dean's message (or, barring that, their faculty profile) with their starting date indicated in parentheses. Updates will be made as needed – email me if you have any additions or corrections.

Started 3 Jun 2016
Completed 4 Aug 2016 per NAAB's March 2015 list (PDF link) of accredited architecture programs in the United States
Updated 25 Apr 2017 to change name of Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture to School of Architecture at Taliesin per new branding announced yesterday

Auburn University - College of Architecture, Design and Construction
Vini Nathan (2011)

Tuskegee University - Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science
Carla Jackson Bell (2016)

Arizona State University - The Design School
Lauren McDermott (Interim dean)

School of Architecture at Taliesin
Aaron Betsky (2015) – Interview @Archinect

The University of Arizona - College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture
Mary Hardin (Interim dean)

University of Arkansas - Fay Jones School of Architecture
Peter MacKeith (2014)

Academy of Art University - School of Architecture
Mimi Sullivan (2012)

California Baptist University - College of Architecture, Visual Arts, Design
Mark Roberson (2011)

California College of the Arts
Jonathan Massey (2014)

Cal Poly Pomona - College of Environmental Design
Michael Woo (2009)

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Christine Theodoropoulos (2012)

NewSchool of Architecture & Design
Marvin J. Malecha (2016)

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Hernan Diaz Alonso (2015) – Interview @Archinect

University of California at Berkeley - College of Environmental Design
Jennifer Wolch (2009)

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) - Architecture & Urban Design
Brett Steele (2017)

University of Southern California (USC) - School of Architecture
Milton Curry (2017)

Woodbury University - School of Architecture
Norman Miller (1999-2016)

University of Colorado at Denver - College of Architecture and Planning
Mark Gelernter (2003)

University of Hartford - College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
Lou Manzione (2005)

Yale University - School of Architecture
Deborah Berke (2016)

The Catholic University of America - School of Architecture and Planning
Randall Ott (2008)

Florida A&M University - School of Architecture and Engineering Technology
Rodner Wright (1996)

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) - School of Architecture
John Sandell (TBD)

Florida International University - College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts
Brian Schriner (2011)

University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning
Christopher Silver (TBD)

University of Miami - School of Architecture
Rodolphe el-Khoury (2014)

University of South Florida - College of the Arts, School of Architecture & Community Design
Robert MacLeod (2009)

Georgia Tech - College of Design
Steven P. French (2013)

Kennesaw State University - College of Architecture + Construction Management
Rich Cole (TBD)

Savannah College of Arts & Design (SCAD) - School of Building Arts
Christian Sottile (TBD)

University of Hawai'i at Mãnoa - School of Architecture
Daniel S. Friedman (2014)

University of Idaho - College of Art and Architecture

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) - College of Architecture
Wiel Arets (2012)

Judson University - Department of Architecture
Jhennifer Amundson (Interim dean)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) - Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects
Jonathan D. Solomon (2014)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale - College of Applied Sciences and Arts
Andy Ju An Wang (2012)

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) - College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts
Robert E. Somol (2007)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - The Illinois School of Architecture
Peter Mortensen (2014)

Ball State University - College of Architecture and Planning
Phil Repp (Interim dean)

University of Notre - Dame School of Architecture
Michael Lykoudis (2004)

Iowa State University - College of Design
Luis Rico-Gutierrez (2009)

Kansas State University - College of Architecture, Planning and Design (APDesign)
Tim de Noble (2009)

University of Kansas - School of Architecture, Design and Planning
Mahesh Daas (2015)

University of Kentucky - College of Design
Ann Whiteside-Dickson (Interim dean)

Louisiana State University - College of Art & Design
Alkis P. Tsolakis (2013)

Louisiana Tech University - School of Design

Tulane University - School of Architecture
Kenneth Schwartz (2008) – Interview @Archinect

University of Louisiana at Lafayette - College of the Arts
H. Gordon Brooks II (1990)

University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) - College of Arts & Sciences
Gregory Fahy (TBD)

Morgan State University - School of Architecture & Planning
Mary Anne Akers (TBD)

University of Maryland - School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Sonia D. Hirt (2016)

Boston Architectural College - School of Architecture
Karen Nelson (2014)

Harvard University - Graduate School of Design (GSD)
Mohsen Mostafavi (2007)

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)
David Nelson (2016)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Architecture and Planning
Hashim Sarkis (2014)

Northeastern University - College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD)
Elizabeth Hudson (2015)

University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) - College of Humanities & Fine Arts
Julie C. Hayes (2010)

Wentworth Institute of Technology - College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Management
Charles Hotchkiss (2014)

Andrews University - School of Architecture & Interior Design
Carey Carscallen (2001)

Lawrence Technological University - College of Architecture + Design
Karl Daubmann (2016)

University of Detroit - School of Architecture
Will Wittig (2011)

University of Michigan - Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Robert Fishman (Interim dean)

University of Minnesota - College of Design
Carol Strohecker (2017)

Mississippi State University - College of Architecture, Art and Design
Jim West (2002)

Drury University - Hammons School of Architecture
Robert Weddle (TBD)

Washington University in St. Louis - Fox School, College of Architecture/Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design
Bruce Lindsey (2006)

Montana State University - College of Arts and Architecture
William A. Shields (2015)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Architecture
Katherine S. Ankerson (2016)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) - College of Fine Arts
Jeffrey P. Koep (1997)

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) - College of Architecture and Design
Urs P. Gauchat (1991)

Princeton University - School of Architecture
Monica Ponce de Leon (2016)

University of New Mexico - School of Architecture and Planning
Geraldine Forbes Isais (2010)

The City College of New York (CCNY) - The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
Gordon A. Gebert (Interim dean)

Columbia University - Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP)
Amale Andraos (2014) – Interview @Archinect

The Cooper Union - Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
Nader Tehrani (2015) – Interview @Archinect

Cornell University - College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP)
Kent Kleinman (2008)

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) - School of Architecture and Design
Judith DiMaio (TBD)

Parsons School of Design - School of Constructed Environments
Brian McGrath (2013)

Pratt Institute - School of Architecture
Thomas Hanrahan (TBD)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - School of Architecture
Evan Douglis (2009)

Syracuse University - School of Architecture
Michael Speaks (2013) – Interview @Archinect

University at Buffalo - School of Architecture and Planning
Robert Shibley (2010)

North Carolina State University - College of Design
Mark Hoversten (2016)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte - College of Arts + Architecture
Ken Lambla (2002)

North Dakota State University (NDSU) - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Kent Sandstrom (2011)

Kent State University - College of Architecture & Environmental Design
Mark Mistur (2016)

Miami University - College of Creative Arts
Elizabeth Mullenix (2014)

Ohio State University - Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture
Michael B. Cadwell (2012)

University of Cincinnati - College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Robert Probst (2008)

Oklahoma State University - College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
Paul J. Tikalsky (2012)

University of Oklahoma - College of Architecture
Hans Butzer (Interim dean)

Portland State University - College of the Arts
Robert Bucker (2013)

University of Oregon - School of Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA)
Brook Muller (Interim dean)

Carnegie Mellon University - School of Architecture
Stephen Lee (2009)

Drexel University - Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Allen Sabinson (2005)

Pennsylvania State University (PennState) - H. Campbell and Eleanor R. Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Kelleann Foster (2014)

Philadelphia University - College of Architecture and the Built Environment
Barbara Klinkhammer (2012)

Temple University - Tyler School of Art
Hester Stinnett (Interim dean)

University of Pennsylvania - School of Design
Frederick Steiner (2016)

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico - The School of Architecture, ArqPoli
Carlos E. Betancourt Llambías (TBD)

Universidad de Puerto Rico - Escuela De Arquitectura
Mayra O. Jiménez (Interim dean)

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) - Architecture + Design
Nancy Skolos (2014)

Roger Williams University - School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation
Stephen White (1997)

Clemson University - College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Richard Goodstein (2011)

University of Memphis - College of Communication and Fine Arts
Richard Ranta (1977)

University of Tennessee Knoxville - College of Architecture + Design
Scott Poole (2011)

Prairie View A&M University - School of Architecture
Ikhlas Sabouni (1998)

Rice University - School of Architecture
Sarah Whiting (2010) – Interview @Archinect

Texas A&M University- College of Architecture
Jorge Vanegas (2008)

Texas Tech University - College of Architecture
Jim Williamson (2016)

University of Houston - Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture
Patricia Belton Oliver (2010)

University of Texas at Arlington - College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA)
Nan Ellin (2015)

University of Texas at Austin - School of Architecture
Michelle Addington (2017)

University of Texas at San Antonio - College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
John D. Murphy, Jr. (2009)

University of Utah - College of Architecture + Planning
Keith Diaz Moore (2014)

Norwich University - College of Professional Schools
Aron Temkin (2010)

Hampton University - School of Engineering and Technology
Eric J. Sheppard (2004)

Virginia Tech - College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Jack Davis (2007) – Interview @Archinect

University of Virginia - School of Architecture
Elizabeth K. Meyer (2014)

University of Washington - College of Built Environments
John Schaufelberger (2013)

Washington State University - Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Candis Claiborn (2006)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Robert Greenstreet (1990)