Mark Jarzombek named interim dean of the School of Architecture and Planning (MIT News)

MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning has a new dean, Prof. Mark Jarzombek, who’s no stranger to online education. MIT News reports:

Jarzombek, who has served as SA+P’s associate dean since 2007, succeeds Adele Naude Santos, who announced on Jan. 28 that she would step down and return to the faculty after 10 years as dean.

“A distinguished historian and critic, Mark has pioneered the understanding of architectural history through a global lens,” Provost Martin Schmidt wrote today in an email to faculty and staff within SA+P. “An enthusiastic proponent of MIT’s practice-oriented approach to graduate education, he is also leading the School to explore the frontier of digital learning; his widely subscribed edX course — 4.605x: A Global History of Architecture — was the first-ever MOOC on architectural history.” Continue reading on MIT News

Prof. Jarzombek has also published on OCW; his course Introduction to the History and Theory of Architecture will give you insight into his teaching.

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