Scott S. Weinberg, a professor and long-time administrator in the College of Environment and Design, will become interim dean of the college Sept. 1.
Arnett C. Mace Jr., senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, announced that Weinberg will fill the vacancy that will be created when John F. Crowley steps down as dean Aug. 31.
Weinberg is currently associate dean of the college and director of the School of Environmental Design. The college was created in 2001 by joining the School of Environmental Design and the Institute of Ecology.
A faculty member in the School of Environmental Design since 1982, Weinberg has served since 1995 as director of resident instruction. He also has been director of facilities and internship coordinator for the environmental design school.
“Scott’s extensive administrative experience in the college, and his outstanding achievements as a teacher, scholar and leader in his professional field, make him well qualified to serve as interim dean,” said Mace. “I’m confident he will provide the college with excellent leadership as it continues to grow and advance during this transition period.”
Weinberg is an authority on landscape planning and design and is internationally known for his research on computer applications for landscape architects. He is also a specialist in environmental quality and has created a system, adopted by many small cities, that helps maintain aesthetic quality while allowing for private development.
He is author of a book and co-editor of two books on landscape architecture, has written numerous articles and made scores of presentations on aspects of landscape architecture.