John Carson-Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University

John Carson

Regina Gouger Miller Department Head, School of Art

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: CFA 301


John Carson was appointed in May 2006 as the Regina Gouger Miller Department Head of the School of Art. Carson succeeds Susanne Slavick, who returns to the school's faculty.

"John Carson comes to us from one of the great London art schools and brings with him extensive experience in leading one of the top UK programs," said Hilary Robinson, the Stanley and Marcia Gumberg Dean of the College of Fine Arts. "He is a wonderful communicator about the role of art in broader communities and a believer in artists as agents for change. It will be a great pleasure to see his sensibilities at work in the university and in the city of Pittsburgh."

Carson joined Carnegie Mellon from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, where he was a principal lecturer in fine art and Course Director for the Bachelor of Fine Arts program. He directed all stages of full-time and part-time curriculum development, organized the guest lecture program and a professional practice course component, and coordinated placements, external projects and international exchange.