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TIDI088: Designing a Career

Dr. Vini Nathan currently serves as Auburn University’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. In 2011, she joined Auburn University as Dean and McWhorter Chair in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC), and prior to that she held teaching positions at Virginia Tech, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, New York Institute of Technology, and Philadelphia University. On this edition of this is DesignIntelligence, she talks about her unique professional experience, how her design training helped equip her for academic leadership, and how building trust and goodwill early on kept her from losing the confidence of her faculty after one of the biggest mistakes of her career.