American University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah

Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Instruction

Professor Kevin Mitchell joined American University of Sharjah in 1999 and currently serves as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Instruction. On behalf of the Provost, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Instruction coordinates and oversees wide areas of undergraduate education with the goal of enhancing both the quality and range of academic opportunities available to all AUS undergraduate students. The Vice Provost chairs a number of committes, including the Academic Operations Council, the University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, and the Academic Appeals Review Committee, as well as oversees the activities of the Office of Financial Grants and Scholarships, the Academic Support Center, and the Faculty Development Center.

Professor Mitchell has also served as the Interim Provost for two years and held a number of other administrative positions at AUS including Director of the university's Graduate and Undergraduate Programs, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the First-Year Design Foundations program in the College of Architecture, Art and Design.

He holds a faculty appointment in the College of Architecture, Art and Design, where continues to teach on a regular basis and has received recognition for his contributions through the AUS Excellence in Teaching Award and the American Institute of Architects Education Honor Awards Program. He remains engaged in design activities, and recent projects include proposals for courtyard housing, the Sharjah InfoCart, and the design of the exhibition for the Emirates Photography Competition.

Professor Mitchell writes on issues related to design pedagogy and to architecture and urbanism in the Middle East. He has recently co-edited a survey of contemporary architecture and urbanism in the Gulf, as well as essays on landscapes in the United Arab Emirates and the relation between economy and architecture. Professor Mitchell was a member of the founding Editorial Board of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture and he continues to serve in that capacity.

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