Sep 3, 2019

Trish Kelly – Vice-President Academic + Provost for Emily Carr University of Art + Design

By PFM Search

PFM Executive Search is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Trish Kelly as the Vice-President Academic + Provost of Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Emily Carr).

Kelly joined Emily Carr as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Culture and Community in 2011, and served as Assistant Dean of the faculty from 2012 to 2015. She has taught from first year undergraduate courses through to graduate studies, and received the Ian Wallace Teaching Award in 2016, which recognizes excellence and innovation in teaching.

Kelly’s record of service to the university is extensive, having served on Senate and the Board of Governors, as Chair of the Curriculum Planning and Review Committee, and on numerous other committees. In 2017, she was appointed Associate Dean of the Master of Fine Arts program, and has worked closely with leadership in the Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies to develop new programming and professional opportunities.

Kelly holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MA from Tufts University, after beginning her graduate work at Harvard University. She went on to obtain a PhD in art history from The University of British Columbia (UBC), a geographic move that proved to be profound.

After completing her PhD, Kelly joined the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at DePaul University in Chicago, an institution known for its commitment to social justice and open access education. She worked in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and in the Honours program, where she remained until joining Emily Carr.

Her area of research is contemporary art history, including minimal art and abstraction, art and activism, alternative art networks, and duration in new media production. Her articles have been published in Art Journal, American Art, International Journal of Art & Design Education, and The Journal of Curatorial Studies, among others.

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