Research, Practice, Teaching

The 155 full-time and approximately 305 adjunct faculty members who teach at RISD nurture critical thinking, making and innovation through immersive, discipline-based learning grounded in studio practice. As accomplished artists, designers, architects, scholars and educators, they create and continually stimulate RISD’s culture of research and discovery, while showing exceptional dedication to teaching and mentoring students. Beyond the studio and classroom RISD’s faculty are leaders in their respective fields, pursuing a fascinating array of projects and producing an amazing range work – as is evidenced by the stories presented here.



Faculty News

Malcolm Grear, 1931–2016
Longtime Graphic Design professor passes on 

Strange New Terrain
Assistant Professor Shona Kitchen leads D+M project 

Drawing Support
Dawn Clements wins Joan Mitchell Foundation grant 

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These FAV students are using shadow puppets to create an evocative film.