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Head of Architecture Program Receives Ph.D., Publishes Doctoral Dissertation

January 22, 2019

Randy Teal, associate professor and head of U of I's Architecture Program, recently received his doctorate in Architecture from Tampere University in Finland. Teal's doctoral dissertation, published in December, focuses on the ways people structure and engage knowledge to more effectively design, create and experience architecture. Teal has an undergraduate degree in psychology and has long been fascinated by the creative mind and emotion, and how that relates to architecture and design. His dissertation is titled, “THINKINGdesign: Towards an Architecture of Critical Indeterminacy and Temporal Affectivity.”

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