Gwynne Keathley

Gwynne Keathley

Gwynne Keathley serves as Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. In this role, she oversees sixteen graduate programs and facilitates the projects and publication activities of three research centers: Center for Design Practice, Center for Design Thinking, and Center for Race and Culture. She works to build a more integrated graduate community, advance curriculum innovation and new revenue models, and set the research agenda for the College.

Prior to MICA, Keathley was Vice Provost at Philadelphia University and oversaw the university-wide academic and curricular initiatives, including the development and implementation of a core curriculum for the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce and the re-envisioning of general education for the University’s professional degrees. She supported new program development and organized a four-part lecture series The Transformation Imperative: reframing the university.

Keathley previously served as associate provost at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, where she advanced initiatives in sustainability, international study, learning e-portfolios, and its community-based interdisciplinary core. Before Otis, she was associate professor at Parsons, where she directed the Integrated Design Curriculum and chaired the Department of Core Studies.

She has taught project-based courses in design research and developed design-driven community-based projects in Brooklyn, the Dominican Republic and Kosovo. She also developed, Design & Controversy, a public lecture series. With a B.A. from Yale University and a Masters in Architecture from Harvard University, Keathley worked as a designer, researcher, curator on exhibitions with Diller + Scofidio and Lyn Rice Architects.

Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Studies
Maryland Institute College of Art
Lazarus Center for Graduate Studies
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