Brian Goldberg oversees government and community relations, and provides leadership on long-term institutional planning, strategic partnerships and special projects. He previously served as interim dean of Graduate Studies from 2011–13 and taught as a lecturer and senior critic in the Architecture department from 2002–11.
Before coming to RISD, Goldberg taught in the department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and served as a senior research analyst in the university’s Scholarly Technology Group. Previously he co-founded and directed several non- and for-profit organizations, including the experimental media distribution company Drift Distribution and the interaction design company Avalanche Systems.
Goldberg’s creative work includes film, video, photography, installation and architecture. He has served on numerous nonprofit governing and advisory boards involved with the arts, education, food systems and public health.
Goldberg holds a Master of Architecture degree from RISD, a BA in Visual Art and Semiotics from Brown University, and was a student in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program.