New art department appointments

September 2, 2009

Kent Kleinman, dean of Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, recently announced three administrative appointments in the Department of Art.

Associate Professor Jolene Rickard will chair the department for the 2009–2010 academic year, effective August 1. Rickard holds joint appointments in the departments of Art and History of Art and is affiliated with the American Indian Program in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Stephanie Owens, visiting assistant professor of art, has been named director of programmatic initiatives, a new position created in part to add focus and leadership in the area of digital arts, effective August 24. 

Michael Ashkin, assistant professor of art and director of graduate studies, will serve as director for another three-year term, effective July 1.

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