Tim became provost in March 2009. As dean of Parsons School of Design from 2006 to 2009, he led a major restructuring effort and developed an academic plan that emphasized stronger faculty culture and a more integrated and comprehensive suite of undergraduate and graduate degrees. He came to Parsons in 2004 as associate dean for Academic Affairs. He holds a faculty appointment as a tenured associate professor. Previously he was director of academic and international programs and chair of the School of Design at the University of Western Sydney, where he held a range of academic leadership positions over 14 years. He has written, lectured, and consulted internationally on design research and design education. He co-edited Design Dictionary: Perspectives in Design. Educated at the City Art Institute of Australia and the University of New South Wales, Tim has a background in photography and fine arts.