Supporting the College

Endowed Design Faculty Support

The College of Design has talented, enthusiastic faculty members who share their expertise and creativity with students and colleagues. Building on our existing strengths and expanding our offerings in new program areas, several new faculty have joined the college to provide students with access to study in:

  • multimedia design and animation
  • geographic information systems
  • industrial design
  • landscape ecology
  • design history
  • enhanced undergraduate foundations education

These faculty transform the college's research and teaching to focus on multidisciplinary learning, creation and engagement in studio courses for undergraduate and graduate students.

Professorships and Fellowships
Endowed professorships and fellowships will recognize and reward these educators, and provide critical support for their teaching and research efforts. Such awards will help us recruit excellent candidates to Iowa State University, and will help us retain valuable faculty who contribute to the college's innovative design atmosphere.

Faculty members who hold these professorships and fellowships will conduct research and engage in teaching to further demonstrate what each discipline can contribute to the college as a whole. They will anchor our areas of expertise and distinguish our academic activities from those of other design programs in the nation and around the world. They will both establish leadership in our existing programs and lend credibility to new programs as well as maintain and enhance our national and international reputation for design excellence.

Pickard Chilton Professorship in Architecture
Jon Pickard FAIA, RIBA and William Chilton FAIA, RIBA—co-founders and Principals of Pickard Chilton, an internationally-renowned architectural firm headquartered in New Haven, Conn.—created the Pickard Chilton Professorship in Architecture to support the recruitment and retention of Iowa State faculty who are leaders in the advancement of progressive architectural education. Their commitment to establish the first-ever endowed faculty position in the College of Design allows the college to recognize an outstanding faculty member in our architecture program.

We seek private support for similar professorships and fellowships in all of our departments.

Learn More
To learn more about establishing or contributing to an endowed professorship or fellowship, please contact:

Jenni Cushman
College of Design development director
(515) 294-6984

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