Tim Marshall

Tim Marshall

Tim Marshall became provost and chief academic officer of The New School in March 2009. Tim works with the president, deans, officers, and trustees to set academic priorities and see that they are reflected in all aspects of institutional planning and governance. He provides leadership and facilitation for the deans, the faculty, and the divisions and helps ensure that students' educational interests are well served.

Other Roles at The New School

Tim served as dean of Parsons School of Design from July 2006 until his appointment as provost. While at Parsons he developed an ambitious and comprehensive academic plan that emphasized a stronger faculty culture and a more integrated and comprehensive suite of undergraduate and graduate design degrees. He led a major restructuring effort by organizing a dozen disparate departments into five thematic schools. Tim was Parsons’ associate dean for Academic Affairs from 2004 to 2006 and is a tenured associate professor.

Professional and Academic Experience and Scholarship

From 1994 to 2004, Tim held a number of academic leadership positions at the University of Western Sydney in Australia, including chair of the School of Design and director of Academic and International Programs. He has served as a consultant to academic institutions in Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, China, and Singapore. Tim has an extensive professional fine arts and photography background and he co-founded the Cadre Design group in Sydney—a firm that specialized in web-based educational visualizations. He is a Visiting Professor of Design at China National Academy of Fine Arts in Shanghai. Tim received his education at the City Art Institute and College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Publications and Lectures

Tim has written and lectured extensively on design research and design education. He was co-editor, with Michael Erlhoff, of Design Dictionary: Perspectives in Design, the first publication of its kind in print (Birkhauser Press, 2007). Other works include “Designing Design Schools,” which was presented at the conference Design Perspectives, Envisioning Design for the XXI Century (Iberoamericano, Mexico City, 2005), and “Poetic Process and Professional Practice: A Case Study for Practitioner-led Design Research,” which was presented at the conference Techne-Design Wisdom (European Academy of Design, Barcelona, 2003). He initiated and contributed to Eye magazine’s special issue about Australia in 2002 and authored the cover article on the future of design education in Form magazine’s January/February 2009 issue. In 2005 and 2006 Tim was an invited participant at the St. Moritz Design Summit, an annual gathering of some of the most respected designers and design thinkers from around the world, sponsored by the Raymond Loewy Foundation.

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