General oversight of all academic areas

Pradeep Sharma | Provost

Before joining RISD as dean of Architecture + Design in 2012, Pradeep Sharma was head of the Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University in England, where he managed the school's operations, finances, facilities, assessment and academic program development as well as the student experience.

Leaders of specific programmatic areas

Scheri Fultineer | DEAN OF ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

An active design practitioner, Scheri Fultineer brings to her work and teaching knowledge of landscape planning and design at diverse scales, years of research into how cultural practices influence landscape, and a lively interest in the contemporary challenge of incorporating sustainability into cultural and design practices.

Robert Brinkerhoff | DEAN OF FINE ARTS

Since arriving at RISD in 1996, Robert Brinkerhoff has focused his teaching on illustration concepts classes and the synthesis of illustration and design. His illustrations have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and have been included in numerous publications. Brinkerhoff has previously served as the head of Illustration and chief critic for RISD’s European Honors Program in Rome and has been awarded artist residencies in the US, Italy and the Republic of Ireland.

Joanne Stryker | DEAN OF EXPERIMENTAL AND FOUNDATION STUDIES

In her work Joanne Stryker explores the nature of artifacts and human perception through paintings depicting other works of art. Her two-dimensional interpretations of three-dimensional form—sculpture, pottery, friezes—exploit the interplay between various modes of perception, creating intricate still lifes outside the confines of time, place or historical context.

Damian White | DEAN OF LIBERAL ARTS

Damian White is a sociologist and political theorist with teaching and research interests in the sociology of design, architecture and adaptive reuse, urban and environmental sociology, critical theory, urban studies, and photography. He has served as head of the History, Philosophy + and the Social Sciences department and is a recipient of the Edna Schaffer Humanist Award and a John R. Frazier Award for excellence in teaching.

Lareese Hall | DEAN OF LIBRARIES

Art librarian Lareese Hall oversees the staff and collections at the Fleet Library at RISD, while also leading other key resource hubs in Campus Exhibitions, the Nature Lab and the Center for Arts & Language. Prior to coming to RISD in 2016, she served as architecture and art librarian at MIT and also managed the exhibition program at MIT's Rotch Library.

Tracie Costantino | ASSOCIATE PROVOST AND DEAN OF FACULTY

Tracie Costantino manages recruitment of new faculty, faculty orientation, faculty mentoring and a range of development/enrichment programs and opportunities for faculty across career stages. This includes managing diverse grant funding opportunities for faculty. She also ensures academic advising is effective and integrated across disciplines

Dan Cavicchi | ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH | GLOBAL | PRACTICE

A cultural historian, Daniel Cavicchi specializes in the role of the arts in the everyday lives of Americans since the early 19th century. He has taught at RISD since 1996, served as department head in History, Philosophy and the Social Science and as dean of Liberal Arts before, and currently serves as RISD's first Associate Provost for Research | Global | Practice.

Directors in academic commons areas

Gwen Farrelly | RISD Global

Gwen Farrelly leads RISD Global, guiding, supporting and overseeing the college’s academic internationalization and global engagements through the development of global programs and partnerships, hub sites, multiyear initiatives and international relations. Farrelly’s PhD research at the Graduate Center, CUNY, focuses on postwar art in a global context, and she teaches courses addressing global art history.

Jennifer Liese | Center for Arts & Language

Jennifer Liese oversees the Center for Arts & Language, a college-wide resource offering academic support and advocacy in a range of communication areas through peer tutoring, staff advising, workshops, lectures and other resources. She holds an MA in Modern Art HIstory, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Mark Moscone | CAMPUS EXHIBITIONS

Mark Moscone 88 PR directs the Campus Exhibitions office, overseeing RISD’s largest and most widely used exhibition spaces: Woods-Gerry Gallery, Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery and the Gelman Gallery. He and his staff work closely with students to provide them with crucial exhibition experience in a professional gallery setting. A RISD graduate himself, Moscone worked at the RISD Museum and as a coordinator for Campus Exhibitions before being promoted to director in 2007.

Neal Overstrom | EDNA W. LAWRENCE NATURE LAB

Biologist, designer and educator Neal Overstrom has been director of the Nature Lab since 2010. He earned a BS in Biology from the University of Connecticut, an MA in Zoology from Connecticut College and an MA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

Departments

Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles