Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University
In the past five years, I have held two dean positions in Canada and America. I am presently Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and was previously Graduate Dean at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Although stretching beyond the five-year summary, I think it is important to add that my career has spanned numerous continents and has also involved work in the cultural, as well as academic, sector as a professional curator in arts and design organisations and museums. While my PhD is in Art History and Visual Studies from the University of Manchester, my earlier degrees were in Museum Studies, Art Education, and Classical Civilization and Near Eastern Archaeology (all taken in Canada). With equal interests in contemporary art and material culture analysis, arts administration and independent artistic and curatorial practice, I have been fortunate to have a broad and wonderfully challenging career. On the international level, I have had the great privilege to be a multi-year reviewer for international applications both the Fulbright Program and the American Association of American Women.