FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts Appoints 2014 – 2015 Dean’s Distinguished Fellows

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MIAMI (Nov. 14, 2014) – FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) has appointed Bruce Allen Carter, Alastair Gordon, and Robert Zuckerman as the Dean’s Distinguished Fellows for 2014-2015.

“The Dean’s Distinguished Fellows are charged with supporting the college’s strategic initiatives,” said Dean Brian Schriner, who selected the three fellows. “They’ll engage students, faculty, alumni, and the community through lectures, publications, master classes, academic scholarship, and creative activities.”

The Fellows will be located at the college’s Miami Beach Urban Studios where they will be working with students, researchers, and community members involved with CARTA.

  • Bruce Allen Carter is a renowned arts educator and researcher, whose work focuses on issues of creativity and the intersections of social justice and arts participation. In 2013, he was appointed by President Obama to serve a six-year position as council member on the National Council on the Arts. During his nine-month appointment at FIU CARTA, Carter will produce an online publication consisting of a series of short essays, videos, and images that document multiple exchanges with the college, and the publication will be included in new and current online courses.
  • Alastair Gordon is an internationally recognized author, curator, critic, filmmaker, publisher, and public speaker. He is the co-founder and editorial director of Gordon de Vries Studio, Multimedia Publishing Imprint, a contributing editor for the Architecture/Design section of The Wall Street Journal Magazine, the founder and director of “Wall to Wall,” an interactive website and blog about the built environment, and the presidential counselor of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
  • Robert Zuckerman is a Hollywood photographer and public speaker. He has been called “Picasso” by Will Smith, “The Master” by Jerry Bruckheimer, and “the best photographer I have ever worked with” by Arnold Schwarzenegger. His images have been used for the promotional campaigns of films such as Training Day, Terminator 3, and Transformers and television series such as The Shield, Rescue Me, Nip/Tuck, and American Horror Story.


About the College of Architecture + The Arts:

The College of Architecture + The Arts engages our local and global communities by deploying the power of architecture + the arts to createinnovate, and inspire solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems. Offering 9 graduate and 8 undergraduate degrees within 7 academic departments, our more than 2,500 majors have the unique experience working with our award-winning faculty, in nationally ranked programs, in the heart of Miami — one of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities! For more information, visit us at

About FIU:

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to themost challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

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