Tim Flattery, a College of Creative Studies alumnus turned Hollywood concept designer and educator, has been named dean of undergraduate studies at his alma mater. He assumes the role immediately.
Flattery is responsible for the leadership and day-to-day management of the college’s undergraduate departments. A member of the college’s leadership team, he serves as a liaison between faculty, department chairs, and the president.
“In addition to Tim’s experience inside and outside CCS, he is a collaborative leader,” says Don Tuski, president. “We have an opportunity to move forward together to ensure the support of all students. I know Tim will do a great job listening and including all viewpoints in his new role.”
Flattery has played a role in the transformation of the college’s entertainment arts department since 2015, helping build the department into a nationally recognized program. He also oversaw the creation of the concept design program, which makes CCS one of few schools in the world to have such a program.
Since graduating in 1987, Flattery has acquired more than 100 film credits to his name, working with industry giants such as Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, Robert Zemeckis, and Brad Bird. His work can be seen in blockbuster films including “Back to the Future II,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain Marvel,” and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” He is also known for designing superhero automobiles, namely the Batmobile in “Batman Forever” and the Fantasticar in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.”