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Bill Willoughby

Associate Dean, CAED / Associate Professor

Bill Willoughby is currently Associate Dean in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University and a tenured Associate Professor. Until June 2013, he was a tenured Professor in the School of Architecture at Louisiana Tech University where since 1998 he taught design, theory, architectural history, computer visualization in Interior Design, digital fabrication, community service, and professional practice. In 2005 he was appointed Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Director of Research and Graduate Studies at Louisiana Tech University, where he served in that capacity for eight years. May of 2013 he was awarded the Louisiana Tech University Foundation Professorship Award for extraordinary service and performance in the areas of teaching, research, and service to the campus community and the public sector.

Previously, he taught in various capacities at Kent State University (8/88-5/95) and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (8/95-6/97) as a Visiting Assistant Professor. In 1991 he received a Master of Architecture from Kent State University. He has been a registered architect in the State of Ohio since 1993, and has maintained NCARB Council Certification since 1995. He has worked in various architecture and design practices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Louisiana. Since 1993 he has authored over 35 publications and conference papers on such topics as design methodology, place theory, and architectural education. He has attended over 35 conferences to present research throughout the United States, Canada, and in Finland. From 2000 until 2005 he served as founding coordinator of the Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) at Louisiana Tech University. Bill served as NCARB Intern Development Program (IDP) Educator Coordinator at Louisiana Tech University beginning in 1999. He is now an Auxiliary Coordinator for the IDP program and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Pasquale De Paola, William T Willoughby, "Posthumanizing Sustainability," 2013 ACSA Fall Conference, Florida Atlantic University, October 17-19, 2013 (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

William T. Willoughby, "Maintenance Art, Architecture, and the Visibility of Time," 2013 ARCC Architectural Research Conference, "The Visibility of Research," University of North Carolina at Charlotte, March 27-30, 2013 (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Pasquale De Paola, William T. Willoughby, "Architectural Appropriations in the Age of Networked Reproduction," 101st ACSA Annual Meeting, "New Constellations, New Ecologies," March 21-24, 2013 (San Francisco, California)

William T. Willoughby, "Global Fluidities, Local Presences: An Architectural Perspective on the Global-Local Problem in the Works of Michel Serres," 2011 ACSA Fall Conference, Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University, October 6-8, 2011 (Houston, Texas)

William T. Willoughby, "With Purpose like Deep Water: Repossessing the Polis through University-Community Engagement," Batture: The LSU School of Architecture Journal; Vol. 6: Reciprocity (Baton Rouge, LA: LSU School of Architecture, 2010)

William T. Willoughby, "On Parkour & Place: Flipping Between the Art of Building and the Art of Movement," ACSA West Central Fall Conference, University of Illinois at Chicago, October 21-23, 2010 (Chicago, Illinois)

William T. Willoughby, "Orbis et Urbis: The Landscape Paintings of Benjamin Edwards," Welt und System: Zeitgenössische Kunst zwischen Analyse, Erkenntnissuche und Dilemma/World and System: Contemporary Art between Analysis, the Search for Meaning and Dilemma (Nurenberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2010)

Research Areas
  • Architectural Design
  • Architectural Theory
  • Architecture and Artistic Production
  • Cultural Studies
Bill Willoughby
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
201 Taylor Hall
Phone: 330-672-0941
Fax: 330-672-2916