Dean, Roski School of Art and Design and Founding Executive Director, Iovine and Young Academy
Erica Muhl is the founding executive director of the University of Southern California Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, which welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2014. Simultaneously, she serves as the dean of the USC Roski School of Art and Design. Previously, she was the associate dean of the USC Thornton School of Music. Muhl joined USC in 1991 as an assistant professor of composition in the Thornton School. She now holds a dual appointment as professor of art and design and composition. As a creative artist, scholar, teacher and administrator, Muhl has remained committed to maintaining rigorous standards for academic excellence, while helping to forge new paradigms and models for higher education. She has been a catalyst for change in the field of education, in particular as a strong public advocate for multidisciplinary and integrative programs that support unique and individual pathways to the degree.