James R. Cox Professor
ACSA Distinguished Professor
Executive Editor, Journal of Architectural Education
Since joining the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design in 2000, Professor Dodds has been an editorial consultant on several book projects including Kieran and Timberlake’s Manuel, and has published two books: Building Desire: On the Barcelona Pavilion (Routledge, 2005) and Body and Building: Essays on the Changing Relation of Body and Architecture (MIT Press, 2002). Building Desire explores the pavilion's mythography and mythology. Body and Building is a collection original essays largely culled from presentations given at a University of Pennsylvania Festschrift that Dodds organized in 1996, in honor of Joseph Rykwert. He has edited the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) theme issues “1966: Forty Years After,” “Architectural Design as Research, Scholarship, and Inquiry,” and “On Criticism.” In 2006, he was named the new Executive Editor of the JAE and, that same year, the University of Tennessee’s James R. Cox Professor. An ACSA Distinguished Professor, he earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Detroit and Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He has practiced in offices in Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. During his doctoral studies he was fellow in Landscape Studies at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Library and Research Center in Washington, D.C., and has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome where he continued his research on his dissertation topic and current Graham Foundation-funded book project “Landscape and Garden in the Work of Carlo Scarpa.” He is currently organizing a Center for Conservation and Stewardship at the University of Tennessee and is the Tennessee Valley Chapter of DOCOMOMO.