Leadership Committee

The Leadership Committee leads ACSA’s efforts to support the strategic development of architecture programs. The committee identifies and disseminates best practice models of program leadership and administration, and oversees ACSA’s efforts to promote awareness of architecture education.

Kendall A. Nicholson

Director of Research and Information
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Washington, DC

Edson Cabalfin

Professor of Practice & Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

Gabriel Diaz Montemayor

Associate Professor
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

Charlton Lewis

Assistant Dean/Senior Lecturer/Co-Chair Committee for Diversity + Equity
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Adrian Parr

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Catherine Hamel

Associate Dean, Associate Professor
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Kwesi Daniels

Architecture Department Head and Assistant Professor
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL

Mo Zell

Chair and Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Elgin Cleckley

Assistant Professor
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

2021-2022 Leadership Committee

Specific Charge

Highlight Effective Inclusion and Equity Strategies. In 2021-22 the committee will develop opportunities to highlight effective inclusion and equity strategies for leadership and operational changes in architecture programs. This includes new administrative positions or structures, committee initiatives, teaching resources, and community engagements. Aided by data and information collected from architecture programs, the committee is asked to prepare a report drafted in time for public input before the Annual Business Meeting and finalized by the end of June 2022. The committee will host sessions at the 2021 Administrators Conference (October 14-15) and 2022 Annual Meeting (March 17-19).