An artist whose work is based in film, video performance and digital media, Wills comes to RISD from the
At RISD, Wills will lead 10 Fine Arts departments: Ceramics, Film/Animation/Video, Glass, Illustration, Jewelry + Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles. She will work with academic leaders to shape a compelling vision for the future of fine arts education in a global context.
Cavicchi has taught at RISD since 1996, becoming an assistant professor in 2001, an associate professor in 2007, a department head in 2011 and interim dean in 2013. He has also earned RISD's
As acting dean, Cavicchi has already established a platform for the evolving role of liberal arts at RISD. He will continue to work closely with academic leaders on campus to further RISD's reputation both locally and globally and to forge a path for the three Liberal Arts departments he oversees: History of Art + Visual Culture; History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences and Literary Arts + Studies.
"I know that this will continue to be a time of change at RISD and that providing consistency as we move forward is important," says interim Provost Pradeep Sharma of Cavicchi's appointment. "I also believe that stability does not mean stasis." He adds that Wills "brings a keen interest in the fine arts and the role they play in the world. She has extensive knowledge of teaching models from top art schools around the world and will be a great participant in developing teaching and learning at RISD."
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