Tim Marshall, Provost of The New School

Tim Marshall is the provost and chief academic officer of The New School. Prior to his appointment as Provost, Tim served as dean of Parsons The New School for Design. While at Parsons he developed an ambitious and comprehensive academic plan that presented an integrated suite of undergraduate and graduate design degrees. Tim was Parsons’ associate dean for Academic Affairs from 2004 to 2006 and is a tenured associate professor. From 1994 to 2004, Tim held a number of academic leadership positions at the University of Western Sydney in Australia, including chair of the School of Design and director of Academic and International Programs. He has also served as a consultant to academic institutions in Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, China, and Singapore, and has been a visiting critic at the Köln International School of Design (KISD) and guest professor at the China National Academy of the Arts (CNAFA), Shanghai Institute of Design. Tim has written and lectured extensively on design research and design education. He was co-editor, with Michael Erlhoff, of Design Dictionary: Perspectives in Design, the first publication of its kind in print (Birkhauser Press, 2007). Most recently, Tim has been a featured speaker at the Design Museum in London (“Design School: The Future of the Project”, 2016), Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (“Social Innovation Festival”, 2015), India Design Forum (2012), and inaugural Beirut Design Week (2012). Early in his career, Tim was a professional photographer and designer, and he has an extensive background in fine arts. He co-founded the Cadre Design group in Sydney, a firm that specialized in web-based educational visualizations. Tim received his education at the City Art Institute and College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales, Australia.