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Dean Search

Announced in September 2021, Provost Susan M. Collins has appointed a 13-member advisory committee in the search for the University of Michigan’s next dean of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.

The committee of faculty, staff, students and an alumnus has been tasked with recommending an unranked slate of candidates to the provost. The next dean will succeed Guna Nadarajan, who will step down June 30, 2022, after 10 years in the position.

The advisory committee will be chaired by Brad Smith, associate dean for academic programs and professor of art and design in the Stamps School and research professor in the Department of Radiology in the Medical School.

Feedback, Inquiries, and Nominations

The search advisory committee welcomes support and feedback. Please send comments, inquiries, and nominations to the consultants for the search, Isaacson, Miller, at imsearch​.com/8119 or contact the search committee chair, Brad Smith, at Stamps-​DSAC-​Chair@​umich.​edu.

Additional Information

Download and view the position profile and advertisement.

Members of the Search Committee

Brad Smith, Chair
Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Professor of Art and Design, Stamps School
Research Professor in the Department of Radiology, Medical School

Mikayla Buford
Graduate student in Integrative Design, Stamps School

David Chung
Professor of Art and Design and Director of the Master of Fine Arts Program, Stamps School
Core Faculty, Nam Center for Korean Studies, LSA

David Gier
Dean and Paul Boylan Collegiate Professor of Music and Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

John Luther
Career Development Coordinator, Stamps School

Jennifer Metsker
Lecturer IV, Stamps School

Lia New
Undergraduate Art and Design student, Stamps School

Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo
Professor of Art and Design, Stamps School
Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, LSA

Tina Olsen
Director and Curator, U‑M Museum of Art 

Sun Young Park
Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Stamps School
Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information
Assistant Professor, Digital Studies Institute, LSA

Endi Poskovic
Professor of Art and Design, Stamps School
Faculty Associate in the Center for European Studies, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Copernicus Center for Polish Studies, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, and Center for Japanese Studies, LSA

Nan Pozios
Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Stamps School

Ryan Ringholz
Founder and Chief Designer, PLAE
Alumni member and Dean’s Advisory Council member, Stamps School