Klinkhammer Named Executive Dean of Philadelphia University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment

April 23, 2012

KNOXVILLE—Barbara Klinkhammer, former associate dean and current associate professor the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Architecture and Design, has been named Executive Dean of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Philadelphia University. She begins the position August 1.

Since joining UT in 1999, Klinkhammer has served in several administrative and faculty roles, which include associate dean for research, outreach, and operations; assistant dean; interim chair of interior design, and interim chair of the graduate architecture program. During this period of service, she was administratively responsible for the creation of a new intercollegiate and interdisciplinary program in Landscape Architecture, made major program curricular changes, and increased development of research and outreach initiatives.

The college’s recent, major research and outreach projects, the New Norris House, one of the state’s most sustainable, green homes, and Living Light, the solar-powered house that placed eighth in the world at the 2011 U.S. Solar Decathlon, were initiated under her leadership as associate dean. Klinkhammer held this position from 2008 until fall of this academic year.

Said Klinkhammer of her tenure at the College of Architecture and Design: “I have enjoyed thirteen years of my academic career at this wonderful and great institution, and I have always been proud to be a part of its vibrant academic community. I wish the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, well in achieving its goal to become a top 25 public institution.”

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