Dawn Barrett has been appointed dean of architecture and design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence. She will be responsible for the departments of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior architecture as well as the departments of apparel design, furniture design, graphic design and industrial design. She previously had been head of the department of design at the Jan van Eyck Akademie, a post-graduate research center for fine art, design and theory in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and assistant professor in RISD's department of graphic design. Barrett earned her bachelor of arts degree in art history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master's degree in design from North Carolina State University School of Design in Raleigh. She produces the irregular periodical E + E Fanzine, and was co-editor of OHNO Another Magazine, which received the Best Verzorgde Boeken 1999 Dutch design award.