Associate Professor Emeritus of Art+Design
Ken Strickland joined the faculty at Purchase College in 1975, becoming dean of the School of Art+Design in 1996. From 1972 to 2002, he owned and operated Shadow and Substance, a design/build company specializing in the production of studio furniture and architectural renovation. Recently, his studio practice has taken a new direction, including metal shaping and fabrication processes.
He currently serves as provost/senior vice president for academic affairs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a position he has held since 2013. He previously served from 2002 to 2012 as vice president for academic affairs and dean at Memphis College of Art and as interim president in 2010–11.
He has been a member of the NASAD Commission on Accreditation (2006–2011) and is currently serving as the secretary of NASAD (2013–2016, re-elected 2016–2019).
Strickland holds an MFA in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Science degree from the SUNY College at Buffalo, also known as Buffalo State.