Sharon Kuska has been named interim dean of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Architecture. She replaces Kathy Ankerson, who is the university’s new executive vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Kuska is a professor of architecture and associate dean for faculty and academic programs in the college. She also serves as the acting president of the Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities.
“I’m tremendously honored to serve as interim dean for the impactful faculty, dedicated staff, and talented students in the College of Architecture,” Kuska said. “During this interim period, we will carry on with implementing our college strategic plan in concert with the university’s N2025 goals. We will strive to maintain and grow our culture to encourage equity and inclusivity within the design and planning intellectual environments.”
Kuska is a former recipient of the H. Robert Douglass Distinguished Professorship and the W. Cecil Steward Distinguished Professorship. She teaches classes in the areas of structures, sustainability, women in design, and black architects in the U.S. Her honors include the Design Intelligence 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016, and the 2021 College of Architecture Distinguished Teaching Award.
She is a registered civil engineer in the state of Nebraska, and is a past-president of the Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers. For 11 years, she served on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Exam Committee. She has been a visiting professor at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland.
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