Dr. Daniel Doz's bold vision for ACAD's future and innovative views on its important role in our community have positioned ACAD for success on a national scale.
A strong believer in the value of interdisciplinary learning as well as the importance of internationalizing the curriculum as a means to better prepare students for the future
Dr. Daniel Doz is completing his sixth year as President + CEO of the Alberta College of Art + Design. During his time the institution developed a critical framework titled “Inspiring Passionate Learning: ACAD’s Strategic Plan for the Future”, as well as conducted a major Academic restructuring that saw the creation of four dynamic schools in January 2013. This and other initiatives such as the development of the institution’s first MFA in Craft Media (a first in Canada) are set to propel the 88 year old institution into a rich and exciting future. His vision for the College’s future which identifies ACAD as an Educational Leader, ACAD as an Academic Leader and ACAD as a Community Builder, and his innovative views on the essential role ACAD must play in our communities (both urban and rural) are helping position the Alberta College of Art + Design for success on a provincial and national scale.
Born in Montreal and educated in France, Dr. Doz has a wide range of academic experience that spans several disciplines including art, cinema, photography, theatre, and architecture. He holds a Doctorate in Theatrical and Cinematographic Studies from the Université de Paris VIII, and is licensed as an architect by the French government. His scholarly, research and creative activities has been focused on themes in cinema, photography, and architecture. His photographs have been published and his photographic work has been presented in solo exhibits throughout the U.S. as well as in France. His research on film and design has led to presentations at numerous institutions in North America and Europe.
Previously to ACAD, Dr. Doz was the Dean of the Faculty of Communication & Design at Ryerson University from 2005 to 2010. And before he was the Head of the Division of Architecture and Art at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont from 2001 to 2005.
As a tenured faculty in the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, from 1986 to 2001, among his many teaching responsibilities, Dr. Doz has been director of study abroad programs for trips to Canada, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.