CAED 2021 Faculty Promotions

The CAED is pleased to announce the promotions of five faculty members in recognition of their  accomplishments as a teachers, citizens of the college and University, and for their leadership in research, scholarship and/or creative work.


Diane Davis-Sikora 

For her promotion to Professor.
Diane Davis-Sikora is Professor and Co-Director of Kent State’s Environmental Science and Design Research Institute (ESDRI). She is a licensed architect whose research focuses on temporary, kinetic structures that employ variable patterns and surfaces.


Dr. Reid Coffman 

For his promotion to Professor.

Reid Coffman is Professor and Coordinator of the Master of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design. His teaching focuses on interdisciplinary coursework to aid students in the understanding, conceptualization, design, and construction of contrived ecological systems. 

Anthony Mirando

Anthony Mirando 

for his promotion to non-tenure track Associate Lecturer

Anthony Mirando has taught in the Construction Management Program since 2015 and served as Interim Program Coordinator for two years. He brings exceptional domestic and international field experience in the construction of complex projects to the classroom. 

Jill Lahrmer

Jill Lahrmer 

For her promotion to non-tenure track Associate Professor.

Jill Lahrmer, NCIDQ, IDEC, IIDA has extensive professional interior design experience and has taught in the Interior Design Program at Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) since 2008. She oversees the internship program is also the faculty advisor for the CAED Belden Brick Materials Library and IDSC student organization.

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Steven Rugare 

For his promotion to non-tenure track Professor

Steven Rugare is an architecture and urban historian who is authority on World Expositions. He has been teaching architectural history in the college since 2009 and is responsible for upper division courses in architecture and urban theory at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC). 


POSTED: Monday, June 14, 2021 - 2:33pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 8:56am