Perlus appointed associate dean of AAP

September 6, 2008

Barry Perlus, associate professor of art, has been named associate dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. Perlus’s appointment was effective August 25, 2008. 

“With over 24 years at AAP and in the art department, Barry brings to the position a wealth of experience,” said Kent Kleinman, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Architecture, Art, and Planning who began at AAP on September 1. “I am confident that Barry will provide vision and leadership for furthering the mission of the College.”

Perlus has been teaching courses in photography and digital imaging at the undergraduate and graduate level since 1984. In addition to visual projects based in Ithaca, Perlus has completed work in India and Nepal, and is currently producing a multimedia project about the astronomical observatories built in India in the early 1700s, supported in part through a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Study in the Fine Arts.

“The range of talents and pedagogical interests of the faculty, students, and staff in the College has always impressed me,” said Perlus. “Now, as associate dean, I welcome the opportunity to work creatively across disciplines to advance AAP’s research and academic activities, and I look forward to working to evolve the College's role within Cornell University and beyond.”

Perlus’s educational background includes an M.F.A. from Ohio University, a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University, and workshops with photographer Minor White. 

“His presence is a superb addition to the college administration, and I hope you will join me in welcoming Barry to his new position,” said Kleinman.

Kleinman thanked Professor Werner Goehner for his leadership as associate dean during Stan Taft’s time as interim dean.

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