Dean Ann Clarke
Ann Clarke has served as dean of Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts since March 2008. Dean Clarke has an extensive background as a higher education administrator and faculty member as well as a professional artist. She joined VPA in 1998 as a faculty member in the School of Art and Design’s fiber arts/material studies program, served as chair of the school’s Department of Art from 2005-07, and was named the college’s associate dean of the visual arts in 2007.
Dean Clarke has exhibited her work internationally, including at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, N.J.; gallery gen in New York City; Dongshin University in the Republic of Korea; and the Everson Museum of Art. In her studio, Two Sticks Knitting, she creates one-of-a-kind art to wear, including coats, hats, and wall hangings. Her work is featured in many private collections and has been published extensively. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and printmaking from the University of Michigan and a master of fine arts degree in textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Dean Clarke serves as the deans' representative on Syracuse University's Board of Trustees. She is also the deans' representative on the Chancellor Search Committee to identify candidates for the University's 12th Chancellor and President.