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. Updates will be made as needed – email me if you have any additions or corrections.

First posted June 3, 2016
Updated January 21, 2020

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
Jason Schupbach (2017)

School of Architecture at Taliesin
Aaron Betsky (2015-2020) – Interview @Archinect

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)

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
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

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
John Sandell (TBD)

Florida International University - College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts
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
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)

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
Jhennifer Amundson (Interim dean)

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
Steve Everett (2013)

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)

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

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
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)
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)

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
Carol Strohecker (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 - Fox School, College of Architecture/Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design
Heather Woofter (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) - 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
Lesley Lokko (2019) – Interview @Archinect

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)
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 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
Paul J. Tikalsky (2012)

University of Oklahoma - 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 - 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, Arts and Humanities
Timothy Boosinger (interim dean); Nicholas Vazsonyi (2020)

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
John J. Casbarian (Interim dean)

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)

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
Richard Blythe (2017)

University of Virginia - School of Architecture
Ila Berman (2016)

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)