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 or appointment announcement) with their starting date indicated in parentheses. Twitter X icons point to schools of architecture with their own Twitter X accounts, which can also be found in a list I created. Updates will be made as needed – email me if you have any additions or corrections.

First posted June 3, 2016
Updated August 29, 2023

Auburn University - College of Architecture, Design and Construction  
Karen Rogers (acting dean)

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

Arizona State University - The Design School
Jason Schupbach (2017)

The School of Architecture
Stephanie Lin (2021)

The University of Arizona - College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture
Nancy Pollock-Ellwand (2017)

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  
Keith Krumwiede (2018)

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

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - College of Architecture and Environmental Design  
Christine Theodoropoulos (2012–2023)

NewSchool of Architecture & Design  
Tom Clawson (Interim president)

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

University of California at Berkeley - College of Environmental Design  
Vishaan Chakrabarti (2020–2021)

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

University of Southern California (USC) - School of Architecture  
Milton Curry (2017) – Interview @Archinect

Woodbury University - School of Architecture  
Heather Flood (2022)

University of Colorado at Denver - College of Architecture and Planning
Nan Ellin (2017)

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
Mark Ferguson (2020)

Howard University - College of Architecture and Engineering
Achille Messac (2016)

Florida A&M University - School of Architecture and Engineering Technology
Andrew Chin (Interim dean)

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) - School of Architecture
Joseph Choma (2022)

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

University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning
Chimay Anumba (2016)

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

University of South Florida - College of the Arts, School of Architecture & Community Design
Chris Garvin (2020)

Georgia Tech - College of Design  
Ellen M. Bassett (2022)

Kennesaw State University - College of Architecture and Construction Management
Hazem Rashed-Ali (2023)

Savannah College of Arts & Design (SCAD) - School of Building Arts
Ivan Chow (2017)

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

University of Idaho - College of Art and Architecture
Shauna Corry (2020)

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) - College of Architecture  
Reed Kroloff (2019)

Judson University - Department of Architecture

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) - Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects  

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  
Florencia Rodriguez (2022)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - The Illinois School of Architecture  
Javier Rodríguez-Suárez (2020)

Ball State University - R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning
Phil Repp (2017)

University of Notre Dame - School of Architecture  
Stefanos Polyzoides (2020)

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

Kansas State University - College of Architecture, Planning and Design (APDesign)  
Tim de Noble (2009–2023); Michael McClure (2023)

University of Kansas - School of Architecture, Design and Planning  
Mahbub Rashid (2022)

University of Kentucky - College of Design  
Mitzi Vernon (2015)

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

Louisiana Tech University - School of Design  
Karl Puljak (2014)

Tulane University - School of Architecture  
Iñaki Alday (2018) – 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
Abimbola Asojo (2023)

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

Boston Architectural College - School of Architecture  
Karen Nelson (2014) – Interview @Archinect

Harvard University - Graduate School of Design (GSD)  
Sarah Whiting (2019) – Interview @Archinect

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)

Kendall College of Art & Design - Ferris State University

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

University of Detroit Mercy - School of Architecture
Dan Pitera (2019) – Interview @Archinect

University of Michigan - Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning  
Jonathan Massey (2017)

University of Minnesota - College of Design  
Prasad Boradkar (2017)

Mississippi State University - College of Architecture, Art and Design  
Angi Bourgeois (2018)

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

Washington University in St. Louis - Sam Fox School, College of Architecture/Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design  
Linda Samuels (Interim dean)

Montana State University - College of Arts and Architecture
Dean Adams (2023)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Architecture  
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg (2023)

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

Kean University - Michael Graves College  

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) - J. Robert and Barbara A. Hillier College of Architecture and Design  
Branko Kolarevic (2019)

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

University of New Mexico - School of Architecture and Planning  
Robert Alexander González (2020)

The City College of New York (CCNY) - The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture  
Marta Gutman (2022)

Columbia University - Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP)  
Andrés Jaque (2022)

The Cooper Union - Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture  
Hayley Eber (Acting dean)

Cornell University - College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP)  
J. Meejin Yoon (2019)

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) - School of Architecture and Design  
Maria Perbellini (2016)

Parsons School of Design - School of Constructed Environments
David J. Lewis (2021)

Pratt Institute - School of Architecture  
Quilian Riano (2023)

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
Julia Czerniak (2023)

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

University of North Carolina at Charlotte - College of Arts + Architecture  
Brook Muller (2019)

North Dakota State University (NDSU) - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
C. David Bertolini (Interim dean)

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 (2012-2020), Dorothée Imbert (2020)

University of Cincinnati - College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning  
Timothy Jachna (2018)

Oklahoma State University - College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
John Veenstra (Interim dean)

University of Oklahoma - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture  
Hans Butzer (2017)

Portland State University - School of Architecture  
Jeff Schnabel (2019)

University of Oregon - School of Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA)  
Christoph Lindner (2016)

Carnegie Mellon University - School of Architecture  
Omar Khan (2020)

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  
B. Stephen Carpenter II (2020)

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

Temple University - Tyler School of Art
Susan E. Cahan (2017)

University of Pennsylvania - Stuart Weitzman 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 Jiménez Montano (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, Art and Construction (as of July 1, 2023; until then the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities) 
George J. Petersen (Interim dean)

Belmont University - O'More College of Architecture & Design

University of Memphis - College of Communication and Fine Arts
Ryan Fisher (Interim dean)

University of Tennessee Knoxville - College of Architecture + Design
Jason Young (2021)

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

Rice University - School of Architecture
Igor Marjanović (2021)

Texas A&M University- College of Architecture  
Patrick C. Suermann (Interim dean)

Texas Tech University - Huckabee College of Architecture
Urs Peter “Upe” Flueckiger (2022)

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)  
Ming-Han Li (2023)

University of Texas at Austin - School of Architecture  
Heather Woofter (2023)

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 (2014–2023); Arnab Chakraborty (2023)

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  
Tsai Lu Liu (2023)

University of Virginia - School of Architecture  
Malo A. Hutson (2021)

University of Washington - College of Built Environments  
Renée Cheng (2019) – Interview @Archinect

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

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Nancy Frank (Interim dean)

American University of Sharjah - College of Architecture, Art and Design
Varkki Pallathucheril (2014)

Header image is one of my photos of Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning, and Design, my undergraduate alma mater.