Academic Leaders

 Women Deans of Architecture

  • Mary Anne Akers, School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State University (2010)
  • Jhennifer A. Amundson, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Judson University (2015)
  • Amale Andraos, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University (2014)
  • Patricia Belton Oliver, College of Architecture, University of Houston (2010)
  • Ila Berman, School of Architecture, University of Virginia (2016)
  • Frances Bronet, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon (2005)
  • Nancy Cornwell, College of Arts and Architecture, Montana State University (2012)
  • Janice A. Cervelli, College of Architecture + Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona (2008)
  • Candis Claiborn, College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State University (2003)
  • Judith DiMaio, School of Architecture & Design, New York Institute of Technology (2001)
  • Nan Ellin, School of Architecture, University of Texas, Arlington (2014)
  • Geraldine Forbes Isais, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico (2010)
  • Marilyn Jordan Taylor, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania (2008)
  • Barbara Klinkhammer, College of Architecture and the Built Environment, Philadelphia University (2012)
  • Christine Macy, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Dalhousie University
  • Elizabeth K. Meyer, School of Architecture, University of Virginia (2014)
  • Vini Nathan, College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, Auburn University (2011)
  • Karen Nelson, School of Architecture, Boston Architectural College (2012)*
  • Monica Ponce de Leon, School of Architecture, Princeton University (2015)
  • Betsy Roettger, Undergraduate Architecture, University of Virginia (Assistant)
  • Ikhlas Sabouni, School of Architecture, Prairie View A&M University (1998)
  • Daya Irene Taylor, Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science, Tuskegee University (Interim, 2014)
  • Christine O. Theodoropoulos, College of Architecture & Environmental Design, California Polytechnic State University (2012)
  • Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, School of Architecture Graduate Program, Woodbury University (Associate)
  • Mitzi Vernon, College of Design, University of Kentucky (2015)
  • Sarah Whiting, School of Architecture, Rice University (2010)
  • Jennifer Wolch, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley (2009)
  • Carla Bell, Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science, Tuskegee University (2016)
  • Laura J. Lawson, School of Architecture and Urban Programs, Rutgers University (2015)
  • Meejin Yoon, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University (2018)
Date in parenthesis notates starting year of deanship. *Denotes "Head" of a school/college of architecture, rather than "Dean."

Women Directors of Architecture

  • Robin Abrams, School of Architecture, North Carolina State University*
  • Annmarie Adams, School of Architecture, McGill University
  • Ulrike Altenmuller-Lewis, Architecture Program, Drexel University
  • Sheryl Boyle, Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University (Interim)
  • Laura Briggs*, Department of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Sherry Bryan, Architecture Program, University of Memphis
  • Anne Cormier, École d'Architecture, Université de Montréal
  • Jori R. Erdman, School of Architecture, Louisiana State University
  • Marie Howland, School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation Ph.D. Program, University of Maryland
  • Pavlina Ilieva, Undergraduate Program in Architecture and Environmental Design, Morgan State University
  • Kathleen Lugosch, Architecture + Design Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts—Amherst
  • Lori Ryker, Artemis Institute
  • Kate Schwennsen, School of Architecture, Clemson University
  • Kate Stephenson, Yestermorrow Design Build School
  • Mimi Sullivan, School of Architecture, Academy of Art University
*Denotes "Head" of an architecture department or program, rather than "Director."

Women Chairs of Architecture

  • Diane Armpriest, Department of Architecture and Interior Design, University of Idaho
  • Hansy L. Better Barraza, Graduate Architecture Program, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Beth Blostein, Architecture Section, Ohio State University*
  • Ann Borst, Undergraduate Architecture, Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Jeanine Centuori, Undergraduate Program, School of Architecture (Los Angeles), Woodbury University
  • Shauna Corry, Architecture and Interior Design Program, University of Idaho
  • Karen Fairbanks, Department of Architecture, Barnard College
  • Terri Fuglem, Department of Architecture, University of Manitoba (Acting)*
  • Teresa Godiers, Department of Architectural Technology, SUNY Onondaga Community College
  • Deborah Hauptmann, Department of Architecture, Iowa State University
  • Catherine Herbst, Undergraduate Program, School of Architecture (San Diego) Woodbury University
  • Erika Hinrichs, Undergraduate Architecture, Pratt Institute
  • Kyna Leski, Department of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design*
  • Sarah Lorenzen, Department of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Diane Nagelkirk, Architecture and Facility Managemnt, Ferris State University
  • Linda Pollari, Department of Architecture, Otis College of Art and Design
  • Paola Sanguinetti, Department of Architecture, Kansas University
  • Patti Seitz, Graduate Program in Architecture, Massachusetts College of Art and Design*
  • Judith Sheine, Department of Architecture, University of Oregon*
  • Joy D. Swallow, Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design, University of Missouri—Kansas City
  • Ruth Brent Tofle, Department of Architectural Studies, University of Missouri
  • Ekaterini Vlahos, Department of Architecture, University of Colorado Denver
  • Kate Wingert-Playdon, Department of Architecture, Temple University
  • Heather Woofter, Graduate Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Andrea Simitch, Chair of the Department of Architecture, Cornell University
*Denotes "Head" of an architecture department, rather than "Chair." **Denotes "Director" of a program within a department, rather than "Chair."

Women Leaders in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design

  • Maria Bellalta, Dean, School of Landscape Architecture, Boston Architectural College
  • Kimberlee Douglas, Director, Landscape Architecture Program, Philadelphia University
  • Sheri Fultineer, Landscape Architecture Department Head, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Teresa Gali-Izard, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia
  • Dorothée Imbert, Chair and Section Head, Landscape Architecture Section, Ohio State University
  • Jolie B. Kaytes, Program Head, Landscape Architecture Program, Washington State University
  • Ann Komara, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Colorado—Boulder
  • Charlene LeBleu, Chair of Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture, Auburn University
  • Lauri Macmillan Johnson, Director, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, University of Arizona
  • Lee-Anne S. Millburn, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Kristine Miller, Director, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota
  • Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Director, Master of Environmental Design Studies, Yale University
  • Claudia Goetz Phillips, Director, MS in GeoDesign Program, Philadelphia University
  • Jody Rosenblatt-Naderi, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Ball State University
  • Joann Silverstein, Director, Program in Environmental Design, University of Colorado—Boulder
  • Kim Wilson, Director, Landscape Architecture and Community and Regional Planning Program, University of Nebraska—Lincoln

Women Leaders in Urban Design and Planning

  • Gulsah Akar, Chair, Master's Program, City and Regional Planning Section, Ohio State University
  • Renee Y. Chow, Associate Dean, Urban Design Undergraduate Studies, University of California—Berkeley
  • Elizabeth Deakin, Co-Chair, Master of Urban Design Program, University of California—Berkeley
  • Rachel Garshick Kleit, Head, City and Regional Planning Section, Ohio State University
  • Maria Manta Conroy, Chair, Graduate Studies, City and Regional Planning Section, Ohio State University
  • Hazel Edwards, Director, Regional and City Planning, Catholic University
  • Elizabeth McDonald, Co-Chair, Master of Urban Design Program, University of California—Berkeley
  • Emily Moss, Director, Urban Design Program, Parsons the New School for Design
  • Becki Retzlaf, Interim Chair, Graduate Program in Community Planning, Auburn University
  • Stacey Swearingen White, Chair, Urban Planning, University of Kansas
  • Kim Wilson, Director, Landscape Architecture and Community and Regional Planning Program, University of Nebraska—Lincoln

Historical Women Leaders in Architecture Education

  • Stanislawa Sandecka (Siasia) Nowicki, University of Pennsylvania, first female full Professor of Architecture in the United States (1963)
  • Rosaria Piomelli, City College of New York, first woman dean of architecture (1980)
  • Sharon Sutton, University of Michigan, first African-American female full Professor of Architecture (1994)

Women Deans of Engineering

Current as of June 22, 2015
  • Cammy R. Abernathy, College of Engineering, University of Florida (2009)
  • Cristina Amon, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto (2006)
  • Nada Anid, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, New York Institute of Technology (2009)
  • Nadine Aubry, College of Engineering, Northeastern University (2012)
  • M. Katherine Banks, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University (2012)
  • Gilda Barabino, Grove School of Engineering, City College of New York (2015)
  • Stacy G. Birmingham, Albert A. Hopeman Jr. School of Science, Engineering & Math, Grove City College (2003)
  • Barbara D. Boyan, School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University (2012)
  • Mary C. Boyce, Fu Foundation College of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University (2013)
  • JoAnn Browning, The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering (2014)
  • Candis Claiborn, College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State University (2003)
  • Robin Coger, College of Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University (2011)
  • Natacha DePaola, Armour College of Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (2009)
  • Doreen D. Edwards, Inamori School of Engineering, Alfred University (2009)
  • Liesl Folks, School of Engineering, University at Buffalo [SUNY] (2012)
  • Leah Jamieson, College of Engineering, Purdue University (2006)
  • Sharon A. Jones, Division of Engineering, Lafayette College (2008-2011)*; Shiley School of Engineering, University of Portland (2011)
  • Ranu Jung, College of Engineering & Computing, Florida International University (2015)^
  • Maria Kalevitch, School of Engineering, Mathematics & Science, Robert Morris University (2010)
  • Anette Karlsson, Washkewicz (formerly Fenn) College of Engineering, Cleveland State University (2012)
  • Deb Larson, College of Engineering, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (2011)
  • Amy Moll, College of Engineering, Boise State University (2012)
  • Mary Noonan, School of Science and Engineering, Merrimack College (2013)
  • Sarah Rajala, James Worth Bagley College of Engineering, Mississippi State University (2008-2012); College of Engineering, Iowa State University (2012)
  • Julia Ross, College of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Maryland (2014)
  • T. Kyle Vanderlick, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University (2008)
  • Kimberly A. Woodhouse, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queen’s University (2007)
  • Sharon L. Wood, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (2014)
*  Denotes Directors of Engineering, not Deans. ^ Denotes Interim Dean. All dates are to present unless otherwise indicated.

Emeritus Women Deans of Engineering (1985-2012)

    • Sabra Anderson, Swenson College of Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth (1989-1999)
    • Eleanor Baum, School of Engineering, Pratt Institute, 1984-1987**; Albert Nerken School of Engineering, Cooper Union (1987-2010)
    • Susan M. Blanchard, U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering, Florida Gulf Coast University (2004-2012) ^^
    • Ilene Busch-Vishniac, G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (1998-2003)
    • M. Elizabeth Cannon, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary (2006-2010)
    • Dianne Dorland, College of Engineering, Rowan University (2000-2013)
    • Betsy Dulin, College of Information Technology and Engineering, Marshall University (2002-2006)
    • Jane C.S. Long, Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering (formerly known as Mackay School of Mines), University of Nevada, Reno (1997-2003)
    • Denice Denton, College of Engineering, University of Washington (1996-2005)
    • Pamela Eibeck, Edward E. Whitacre College of Engineering, Texas Tech University (2004-2009)
    • Janie Fouke, College of Engineering, Michigan State University (1999-2005)
    • Mary L. Good, Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (1999-2011)^^
    • Esin Gulari, College of Engineering, Wayne State University (1993-2000); College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University (2006-2012)
    • Melanie L. Hatch, College of Engineering and Business, Gannon University (2008-2013)
    • Cynthia Hirtzel, College of Engineering, Temple University (1995-1998); William Rayen College of Engineering and Technology, Youngstown State University, (2002-07)
    • Laura Huenneke, College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences, Northern Arizona University (2004-2008)
    • Sallie Ann Keller-McNulty, George R. Brown School of Engineering, Rice University (2005-2011)
    • Kristina M. Johnson, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University (1999-2007)
    • Linda Katehi, College of Engineering, Purdue University (2002-2006)
    • Maria Klawe, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University (2002-2006)
    • Linda C. Lucas, School of Engineering, University of Alabama-Birmingham (2000-2011)
    • Deirdre Meldrum, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University (2007-2010)
    • Cheryl B. Schrader, College of Engineering, Boise State University (2003-2011)
    • Zulma R. Toro-Ramos, College of Engineering, Wichita State University (2005-2012)
    • Mary Sansalone, School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis (2006-2008)
** In 1984, Eleanor Baum was the first woman dean of an engineering school in the United States. ^^Indicates Founding Dean of a College/School of Engineering   Women Academic Leaders in Engineering features current and former female deans or directors of schools/colleges of engineering that offer ABET-accredited Bachelor degrees in engineering disciplines. For more information on ABET accreditation, visit http://www.abet.org. To have a current or former women academic leader in engineering added to our listing, or to correct one of our listings, please email info@bwaf.org with the subject line "Women Academic Leaders in Engineering." Last updated June 27th, 2016. If you know of any updates or corrections that should be made to this page, please email info@bwaf.org.