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Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Catherine Armour is the Provost and Chief Academic Officer of the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Provost Armour leads the academic enterprise, guides the growth of teaching and research, designs and guides a strong academic and administrative staff, and develops new curricular and program initiatives.
Before joining the Corcoran, Provost Armour led design projects in architecture, interior design, and product design for a wide variety of clients such as Hyatt Hotels, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Buffalo Sabres Hockey Team, and Vassar College. Her design work includes projects for Disney; the Las Vegas Clark County Public Library; Emory University Art Museum; the National Museum of Prehistory, Taiwan; the World Bank; and most recently, the National Cathedral School for Girls, located at the base of the National Cathedral Close in Washington, D.C.
A frequent lecturer on design and architecture and an award-winning architect, she has developed many of the Corcoran’s Master’s degree programs—including the Master of Arts in Interior Design and the Master of Arts in Exhibition Design—drawing on the unique strengths of the museum and college environment at the Corcoran. Ms. Armour currently serves on the board of the Delaware College of Art and Design as well as a member of the Committee on Nominations for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. She is also a member of the Council of Graduate Studies.
Ms. Armour earned a Master of Arts in Architecture from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Middlebury College.