Mallika Bose, associate professor of landscape architecture, has been appointed College of Arts and Architecture interim associate dean for research, creative activity and graduate studies, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Bose came to Penn State in 2002 as assistant professor of landscape architecture. She was promoted to associate professor in 2008 and was named the interim director of the Hamer Center for Community Design. In 2009, she was named director of the Hamer Center and under her leadership, the center has successfully carried out its mission of facilitating impactful, thoughtful community design.
During her nearly 30-year academic career, she has been awarded almost 20 research grants and has authored several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She has presented at more than 20 national and international conferences and has been featured as a guest speaker on multiple occasions.
In addition to her position at the Hamer Center, Bose is a faculty fellow at Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute and a public scholarship associate, which is a position dedicated to integrating faculty and student achievement with the habits and practices of civic engagement. She is also a member of the Environmental Design Research Association, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture and the Association of Women in Development.
Bose earned her bachelor of architecture degree at Jadavpur University in Calcutta, India; master of building engineering and management degree at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India; master of architecture degree at Kansas State University; and Ph.D. in architecture at the University of Wisconsin.
“I am delighted to be selected as the interim associate dean for research, creative activity and graduate studies at the College of Arts and Architecture. I especially look forward to developing interdisciplinary work that brings together arts and design thinking with science, engineering and humanities, among others,” Bose said. “Graduate education is the bedrock of research institutions. I am excited to have the opportunity to support graduate education and research to foster a vibrant community of graduate students engaged in high quality and high impact work.”