Michael Jenson, associate professor of Architecture and associate dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Architecture and Planning, has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for Research and Creative Activities for CU Denver. He joins Associate Vice Chancellor Bob Damrauer in offices on the third floor of the Lawrence Street Center.
This part-time role for Jenson’s will focus on promoting research beyond natural and social sciences. Jenson will remain as CAP associate dean for 80 percent of his time, which continues to be a 12-month appointment.
CAP Dean Mark Gelernter noted, “It is a great honor for Michael to have been selected for this important position and a great opportunity for all of us to have a spokesperson for the kind of work in which we excel in CAP. He will undoubtedly be promoting opportunities for all of us to work with our colleagues across departments and the campuses.”
With a diverse background in the humanities, Jenson is well suited for the role. He holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Texas, Arlington, a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh.
His teaching and research explore innovative interdisciplinary dialogues that are transforming design practice, the relationship between architecture and philosophy, and the creation of distinct cultural identity in the wake of globalization. He has published in journals such as Open House International, Drain Magazine, The Journal of Architecture, The Journal of Utopian Studies, and MONU (Magazine on Urbanism) as well as contributed to the books Design Studio Pedagogy: Horizons for the Future and Global Media, Culture, and Identity. His most recent publication is a book with Routledge entitled: Mapping the Global Architect of Alterity: Practice, Representation and Education.
He can be reached at: Michael.Jenson@ucdenver.edu.