New Chair Named to University of Tennessee Graduate Architecture Program
has been appointed the chair of the graduate architecture program in the
College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
professor of architecture, will oversee the program's three tracks in master of
architecture studies. He has served as interim chair since August and replaces
Associate Professor Mark DeKay, who held the position from 2008 until this
role as interim chair, I have witnessed his dedication to recruiting, advising
and mentoring," Dean Scott Poole said. "Dr. Dodds has extensive
experience teaching graduate students in our college, as well as at the
University of Pennsylvania and Clemson University.
of his own graduate studies and through his service as executive editor of the
Journal of Architectural Education, he has built an impressive network of
colleagues who can assist us in our efforts to establish a graduate program
with national stature."
the college in 2000, Dodds has published two books, "Building Desire: On
the Barcelona Pavilion" and "Body and Building: Essays on the
Changing Relation of Body and Architecture." In 2006, he was named the
executive editor of the Journal of Architectural Education and the James R. Cox
Professor, an honor given by the university to faculty who demonstrate
excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.
Distinguished Professor of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture,
he earned his bachelor of architecture from the University of Detroit and
master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. During his
doctoral studies, he was a fellow in landscape studies at Harvard University's
Dumbarton Oaks Library and Research Center in Washington, D.C.
graduate program in architecture is distinguished for its strengths in
sustainable building, urban design, high-performance building technology and
the history and theory of architecture. The program currently has nearly fifty
graduate students and anticipates increasing student enrollment next year.
To learn more
about the UT graduate architecture program, please visit http://www.arch.utk.edu/Architecture/Graduate/index.shtml.