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 icons point to schools of architecture with their own Twitter 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 June 15, 2021


ALABAMA
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
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)


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


CALIFORNIA
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)

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  
Renee Chow (acting dean), Vishaan Chakrabarti (2020) – Interview @Archinect

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  
Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter (2017) – Interview @Archinect


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


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

Yale University - School of Architecture  
Deborah Berke (2016)


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The Catholic University of America - School of Architecture and Planning
Mark Ferguson (2020)

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


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

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

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
Georgia Tech - College of Design  
Steven P. French (2013-2021)

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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  
Steve Everett (2013)

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


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


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

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


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


LOUISIANA
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)


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


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

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


MASSACHUSETTS
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)


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

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)


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


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


MISSOURI
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  
Heather Woofter (2006)


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


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


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


NEW JERSEY
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)


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


NEW YORK
The City College of New York (CCNY) - The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
Bradley Horn (Interim dean)

Columbia University - Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP)  
Amale Andraos (2014–2021) – 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)  
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
Robert Kirkbride (2016)

Pratt Institute - School of Architecture  
Harriet Harris (2019) – Interview @Archinect

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


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

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


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

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


PENNSYLVANIA
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)


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

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


SOUTH CAROLINA
Clemson University - College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities  
Timothy Boosinger (interim dean); Nicholas Vazsonyi (2020)


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

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


TEXAS
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  
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)  
Adrian Parr (2018)

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)


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


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


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

Virginia Tech - College of Architecture and Urban Studies  
Rosemary Blieszner (Interim dean)

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


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

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


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


OVERSEAS
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.