In 2014, Kenneth Schwartz was appointed as the founding director of the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking in addition to his role as dean of the Tulane School of Architecture. He is also the first recipient of the Michael Sacks Chair in Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship. Under Schwartz’s leadership, the School of Architecture became the academic home for the interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship six years ago.
Prof. Richard Campanella, a geographer with the Tulane School of Architecture, is the author of nine books and nearly 200 articles on topics involving geography, history, mapping, and New Orleans. His research, which integrates mapping and spatial analyses with architecture, social science and the humanities, has been praised in the New York Review of Books, Journal of Southern History, Urban History, Places, Louisiana History, Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, and Bloomsbury Review.