Kevin Mitchell is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Instruction and Professor of Architecture at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). He has previously served as Interim Provost, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the First-Year Design Foundations program in the College of Architecture, Art and Design. Teaching contributions have been recognized through the AUS Excellence in Teaching Award and the American Institute of Architects Education Honor Awards Program. Areas of research and writing include higher education in the Middle East and North Africa, design education, and contemporary architecture and urbanism in the Middle East. Recent work appears in The Superlative City: Dubai and the Urban Condition in the Early Twenty-First Century (Harvard Graduate School of Design/Harvard University Press), Transfigurations: Photographs of Tarek Al Ghoussein (Black Dog Publishing), Economy and Architecture (Routledge), The Courtyard House: Between Cultural Expression and Universal Application (Ashgate), and Contemporary Urban Landscapes of the Middle East (Routledge).
Professor Mitchell co-edited a survey of contemprary architecture and urbanism in the Gulf entitled UAE and the Gulf: Architecture and Urbanism Now. He is a founding Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Islamic Architecture. Professor Mitchell currently serves on the Selection Committee for the United Arab Emirates Pavilion for the Venice Biennale’s International Architecture Exhibition.