Each year approximately 170 full-time and 300 adjunct faculty members help students further their own development as thinkers and makers. 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.
Associate Professor Paolo Cardini leads a RISD symposium in Rome focused on non-Western, student-conceived visions of the future.
Eliza Squibb 13 TX designs “storytelling cloths” to communicate with West African women about the vital importance of vaccinations to fight cervical cancer .
The 2018 RISD Faculty Exhibition & Forum offers a fascinating display of the range of talent and vision among the individuals who teach here.
Tapped by Japanese type company Morisawa, type designer Cyrus Highsmith 97 GD is establishing the Providence Drawing Office with help from two recent graduates.
New Assistant Professor Stefano Corbo teaches graduate students to see the practice of interior architecture as a conversation between the past and present.
Full-time faculty work with individual students to not only ensure that basic course requirements are met but also to offer broader developmental guidance. With support from Academic Affairs and the Registrar’s Office, academic advisors help individual students select courses that advance their academic goals while ensuring a balance in each semester’s workload. Advisors also talk about opportunities such as courses at Brown, study abroad, internships and potential careers.
Undergraduate students are assigned three different faculty advisors at various stages of their experience at RISD: a first-year advisor from Experimental and Foundation Studies, a faculty advisor from a student’s major department and in the sophomore year, a faculty advisor from the Liberal Arts division. These advisors work cooperatively to facilitate each student’s academic progress at RISD.
Graduate students turn to the Graduate Program Director in their major department for academic advising.
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