Madlen Simon Promoted to Full Professor of Architecture

Madlen Simon, AIA has been promoted to full professor by the University of Maryland’s Architecture Program. She currently serves as Professor and as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Outreach for the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she has been teaching since 2006.

As a researcher and educator, Simon focuses her work on design thinking as a methodology for innovation and entrepreneurship. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Her current research, in collaboration with Assistant Professor Ming Hu, funded by an AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grant, combines an immersive virtual environment (VR) and electroencephalogram (EEG) as a promising tool to evaluate alternative options during the early design stage of a project.

Simon’s studio course projects include the redesign of Applause Café in The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the ARCH601Topical Studio: Bridging the Gap, which was a Global Classrooms Initiative course in collaboration with Al-Nahrain University in Baghdad, Iraq.

Read her full bio here.

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