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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Norwich announces new dean of School of Architecture and Art

For Immediate Release
June 29, 2010
Contact: Daphne Larkin

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Norwich announces new dean of School of Architecture and Art

–University officials announced that Aron Temkin, AIA, has accepted an offer to serve as dean of the Norwich University School of Architecture and Art beginning August 1.

Temkin is currently director and associate professor of the Florida Atlantic University School of Architecture in Fort Lauderdale. He joined the faculty of FAU in 1999 and assumed the position of director in 2005. In this capacity Temkin has been chief academic officer of the school, responsible for faculty development and assignments, curriculum oversight, budgeting and resource management.

Temkin’s degrees include a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He has taught both graduate and undergraduate level design studios as well as foundation level and advanced seminars in digital design, furniture design and graphic communication. He is particularly interested in the pedagogue of design foundation, developing coursework and research in support of beginning design students.

His professional work includes graphic design, master planning, and architecture with an emphasis on sustainable place making. Through his built work he aspires to reconnect people to the dynamic conditions of their surroundings.
He grew up in Massachusetts and Connecticut and is looking forward to returning to New England.

“I am so pleased to welcome Professor Temkin to the Norwich community,” said President Richard Schneider.

Schneider also thanked Professor Art Schaller for serving as the Dean of the School of Architecture and Art for the past five years, saying: “Art’s guidance and leadership has been instrumental in the continued development of the School.”


Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu