LSU Doctor of Design Distinguished Fellow Kit Matthew was nominated by President Biden to the National Council on the Humanities, an advisory board to the National Endowment for The Humanities.
The new Council members, Beverly Gage, Vanessa Northington Gamble, David Hajdu, and Kathryn Matthew were nominated by President Biden in April and October 2021 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2022. Read more.
As the Doctor of Design Distinguished Fellow, Dr. Matthew was appointed by the Dean of the College of Art & Design to reflect significant professional accomplishments in the fields of cultural history and preservation; museum studies or administration; design of built works; or other areas relevant to the College of Art & Design’s curricula and mission.
Read more about Dr. Matthew’s background and research interests.
The LSU Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation program, launched in 2017, is one of the only programs of its kind at a public university in the United States. Doctor of Design candidates examine the many ways in which the study, preservation, and enhancement of cultural initiatives and resources benefit the economy of communities and the quality of life for their residents. The multidisciplinary degree was created to meet increasing demands for advanced training and experimentation in the management and preservation of cultural heritage.