Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.S. (History & Theory of Architecture), University of Michigan
B.Arch., Tulane University
Michelle Rinehart is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Outreach in Georgia Tech’s College of Design. She provides oversight for a range of programs and initiatives for the College, from faculty affairs to undergraduate admissions. Her scholarship examines how architectural education instills in students the need to serve the public good as part of their professional responsibility.
Michelle recently completed a two-year term as president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) and currently serves as Vice President of the Grand Chapter of Tau Sigma Delta, the national honor society for architecture and the allied arts. She is the faculty advisor for Georgia Tech’s Rho Chapter of Tau Sigma Delta.
She has been an invited reviewer in architecture programs around the country, including Syracuse, Tulane, Ball State, and the universities of Michigan, Colorado (Denver), Tennessee, and Texas at Arlington. Michelle has also served as a consultant to the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), authoring a series of white papers to assist in the 2013 and 2016 Accreditation Review Conferences, the tri-annual process through which the organization revises and amends the conditions and procedures for the accreditation of professional architectural programs in the United States. Since 2007, she has been a reviewer for the AIA/AAF Diversity Advancement Scholarship program.
Prior to Georgia Tech, Michelle served as Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. During her tenure at CUA, she co-founded the Catholic University of America Design Collaborative (CUAdc), an in-house architectural design firm that provides services to community groups in the District of Columbia.
Michelle received a professional degree in architecture from Tulane University, an M.S. in Architecture (history and theory) from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania.
ARCH 1854: Fundamentals of Design & the Built Environment I ARCH 2011: Architectural Design Studio I ARCH 2012: Architectural Design Studio II ARCH 3011/4011: Architectural Design Studio III ARCH 3012: Architectural Design Studio IV
Accreditation, Architecture, Design, Curriculum, Education, Diversity, Public Interest Design, Service Learning, Social Engagement, Studio