To: USC School of Architecture Faculty, Staff, and Students
From: Charles F. Zukoski
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Date: September 2, 2022
Subject: Search Advisory Committee for the New Dean of the School of Architecture
I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a search advisory committee to identify
and recruit the next dean to lead the USC School of Architecture. The search advisory
committee will be co-chaired by Dana Goldman, Dean of the USC Sol Price School of
Public Policy and Ginger Clark, Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty
Affairs. The complete roster follows this memo.
This committee is assembled to help us select the very best candidate for the School of
Architecture. The School has pushed beyond the traditional boundaries for the past 100
years, by encouraging students and faculty to defy constraints and reimagine the
possibilities of the field. Architecture students are committed to the fundamental concerns
of the built environment while embracing a global outlook.
In addition, the Architecture School encourages progressive, cultural thinking about
architecture and its role in social change, with a commitment to disciplinary knowledge,
civic and spatial justice, and innovation in architectural practice.
As the search moves forward, we will follow the same procedures that have been
observed in other dean searches. The committee will review nominations, conduct
interviews, and advise me on finalists. Those who are asked to interview the final
candidates will be invited to send their comments regarding the strengths and possible
weaknesses of these candidates to me directly and confidentially.
To assist us in this important search, we have engaged the executive search firm
Education Executives; Ilene Nagel is our primary consultant. You will be invited to attend
open forums with finalists, and encouraged to share your thoughts, which you will be able
to submit confidentially. We will keep you informed of progress. You can also follow
updates at our dean search website.
Thank you for your participation and support of the USC School of Architecture as we
work together to seek our next leader who will actively advance our academic excellence
and global leadership.
cc: Dana Goldman, Dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Ginger Clark, Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs
USC School of Architecture
Dean Search Advisory Committee
Co-chair: Dana Goldman, Dean, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy, Public Policy, and Economics, C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Dean’s Chair, and Co-Director of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
Co-chair: Ginger Clark, Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Director, Center for
Excellence in Teaching (CET); Professor of Clinical Education
Valery Augustin, Associate Professor in the Practice of Architecture and Director of Global Studies
Kay Chang, Senior Faculty Affairs Coordinator
Vittoria Di Palma, Associate Professor of Architecture and Associate Professor of Art History
Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Falletta, Professor (Teaching), USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Alvin Huang, Associate Professor of Architecture, Director of Graduate & Post Professional Architecture Programs
Esther Margulies, Assistant Director, Graduate Programs in Landscape Architecture + Urbanism; Associate Professor of Practice; Diversity & Inclusion Liaison
Amy Murphy, Associate Professor of Architecture
John Wilson, Professor of Sociology, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Architecture and Preventive Medicine