Cranbrook Names New Dean of Academy of Art

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Amy Green Deines, an alumna of Cranbrook Academy of Art, has been named the new dean of the Bloomfield Hills-based institution. She is a professional designer with experience in both the public and private sectors, specializing in architecture, graphic design, and urban design.

Deines will assist  with formulating, implementing, and evaluating the institution’s academic policies and programs as well as oversee the academic and programmatic activities of the Artists-in-Residence and their departments, as well as the registrar, financial aid, admissions and student services staff, and processes. With the assistance of the academic programs coordinator, she will also develop and manage the critical studies, humanities, and professional practices programs, and work with faculty and students to enhance the visiting artists and critics program and promote academic and professional enrichment opportunities for faculty and students. Deines will also oversee recruitment and enrollment at the academy.

Deines, of Livonia, most recently served as a professor and interim dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University. She has also served as the executive director of LTU’s Detroit Center for Design and Technology. She was responsible for raising more than $1.5 million in capital and program funds to allow the project to exist and to facilitate the multiple Detroit and educational initiatives of the college. Deines is also the founder of detroitSHOP, a trans-disciplinary design studio now based at the Detroit Center for Design and Technology.

Prior to her work at LTU, Deines held academic positions at the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture. She is a member of the AIA, IIGA, NCIDQ, IIDA, and NOMA. Deines has been elected to serve on the AIA Michigan and AIA Detroit board of directors and also sits on the National Organization of Minority Architects Detroit board of directors and Downtown Youth Boxing.

She has a bachelor’s in design from Wayne State University and a master’s in architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she also studied industrial design.

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