July 1, 2012
Jeffrey Chusid, known to many as an adjunct faculty member in CRP since 2005, has been appointed to a tenure-track position as associate professor in the area of historical preservation and planning. His recently published book, Saving Wright: The Freeman House and the Preservation of Meaning, Materials, and Modernity, was awarded the 2012 Historic Preservation Book Prize by the Historic Preservation Center at Mary Washington University.
Assistant Professor Jeremy Foster has joined the faculty of the architecture department in a tenure-track position. Foster was previously a visiting critic and lecturer in CRP and architecture, and since 2008, has been an assistant professor of landscape architecture in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. His research focus includes the history and theory of landscapes, cities, and built environments, and the role of sociospatial practices and ideologies in shaping urban environments.
In addition to these tenure-track faculty, Bill Gaskins has joined the art department as a visiting associate professor with a multi-year term appointment. As an artist, teacher, scholar, and essayist, Gaskins’s work has examined race and representation, photography and the portrait, the history of photography, contemporary art and the politics of visual culture, media literacy, art and design education, and the artist as citizen.
In May, the Cornell University Board of Trustees affirmed the promotion to associate professors with tenure for Michael Ashkin, art, and Stephan Schmidt, CRP.
Architecture department chair Mark Cruvellier has been promoted to full professor and is now the Nathaniel and Margaret Owings Professor of Architecture, a title traditionally held by the architecture department leadership.