PRATT INSTITUTE (NEW YORK CITY) -- Pratt Institute has named Jorge Oliver as the new dean of the School of Art. A Puerto Rican filmmaker, actor and educator, he is the first male filmmaker in the history of Puerto Rican cinema to openly deal with gay images. Oliver, who begins his duties effective July 1, 2020, has led the School of Art as interim dean for the past year.
Prior to his time at Pratt, Oliver served in several faculty and leadership roles at Webster University in Missouri and at San Francisco State University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and zoology from George Washington University, a Master of Arts in media studies from The New School and a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema from San Francisco State University.