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Browder named associate dean in College of Architecture and Urban Studies


BLACKSBURG, Va., June 6, 2007 – John Browder, professor of urban affairs and planning in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, has been named the college’s associate dean for academic affairs.

“John has distinguished himself with an outstanding teaching, research and outreach record and I believe he will do an excellent job in this role,” said Jack Davis, dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. “In addition to the many responsibilities of the academic dean, he will oversee the college’s Honorifics, Curriculum, and Diversity committees, as well as act as the central point in the college for coordinating documentation on our many international programs.”

Browder received a Ph.D. in city and regional planning and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Public Administration degree from the American University, and a bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster.

He specializes in international development planning, environmental policy and planning, Latin American studies, environmental ethics, and planning theory.

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies is one of the largest of its type in the nation. The college is composed of two schools and the departments of landscape architecture, building construction, and art and art history. The School of Architecture + Design includes programs in architecture, industrial design and interior design. The School of Public and International Affairs includes programs in urban affairs and planning, public administration and policy, and government and international affairs. The college enrolls more than 2,000 students offering 25 degrees taught by 160 faculty members.