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Dean Ann Arbor, MI

We are pleased to announce the completion of our search for the Dean of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. From a strong pool of candidates, Carlos Jackson has been selected for this important role, effective July 1, 2022. He has also been appointed Professor of Art and Design, with tenure.

Professor Jackson is an accomplished artist, an engaging teacher, and an experienced academic administrator. He began his career as a lecturer in the Fine Arts Department at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, and then rose through the ranks at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) from affiliated faculty in the Cultural Studies Graduate Group to Professor of Chicana/o Studies. He served as the chair of the Chicana/o Studies Department from 2013-2021 and as the chair of the Cultural Studies Graduate Group from 2020-2021. Professor Jackson co-founded the Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanacer (TANA) in the Chicana/o Studies Department in 2004, and he remains the co-founding director of this community-based art center. In 2021, Professor Jackson was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Planning in the College of Letters and Science. Professor Jackson received a B.S. degree in community and regional development and a M.F.A. degree in art studio from the University of California, Davis, as well as a M.A. degree in Visual Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts.

Sheryl Ash and Ben Tobin led this search with Rediat Mersha.


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