Diane Fellows

Diane FellowsAssociate Professor
Chief Departmental Advisor
203B Alumni Hall
(513) 529-6447


Courses Taught (during past two academic years)

ARC 107 Global Design
ARC 302/401/402 (Capstone) Architecture Studio: Studio Film and Architecture
ARC 4/504V Film +Mixed Media - Culture/Place/Identity
ARC 636 Graduate Pre-Thesis Design and Research Methods

Educational Credentials

M. Arch., University of Oregon, 1992
M. F. A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987
B. F. A., Photography, Philadelphia College of Art, 1978
Professional Development: International Summer School for Forced Migration, Refugee Studies Center, University of Oxford, UK, 2018 (Certificate of Participation)

Teaching Experience

Miami University, Department of Architecture and Interior Design

Associate Professor, 2009-Present
Assistant Professor, 2002-2008

University of Missouri–Kansas City (affiliate: Kansas State University) Architecture, Urban Design and Planning

Visiting Lecturer, 2001–2002

University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and the Department of International Studies

Graduate Teaching Fellow, 1990–1992
Lecturer, Summer Architecture Academy, 1990

Professional Experience: Selected Projects

Project Designer, Ellerbe Becket Inc., (AECOM) Kansas City, Missouri, 1997–2001

The HCS Wellness Center, Hörster Spirale, Lage-Hörster, Germany
Spectrum Center Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Thomas & Mack Arena, University of Nevada-Las Vegas; Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (EverBank Field), Jacksonville, Florida

Diane Fellows Design, Denver, Colorado, 1994–1996

African-American/Negro League Baseball Exhibit, 1885-1951, Historic Denver and the Colorado Rockies, Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
The Real West Exhibition, Denver Consortium: Quenroe Associates; Barker Rinker Seacat & Partners Architects, Denver, Colorado
Japan, China and India Galleries, Dayton Art Institute, with Quenroe Associates, Boulder, Colorado

Davis Partnership Architects, P.C., Denver, Colorado, 1994-1995

The New Elitch Gardens (Six Flags) Denver, Colorado

Selected Works: Exhibits / Screenings


Kissed Away. Part II. The Empty Room, Art as Advocacy: Promoting Equity and Social Justice for Women, SAA Visual Art Center, Springfield, Illinois. (video still)

On the Question of Power, 39th Annual National Juried Exhibition, “A Sense of Place”, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA. (photography)

And That’s As Far As the Story Goes, with Myaamia Tribe participants, Artecha: Art and Technology Event, Miami University, (exterior soundscape and video installation)


Call for Prayer and Wadi Rum, 6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Islamic Contemporary Art, Irvine Arts Center, Irvine, TX (curator: Linda Karmoff, Islamic Art, LACMA)

Children of Nablus / Checkpoint, In Transit, The VETS Gallery, Providence Rhode Island, (curator: Abigail Newbold, Director of Exhibitions, ICA, Boston, MA)

The Conversation, Juried International Competition, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, (curators: Anna Katz, MOCA, and Dhyandra Lawson, LACMA)


At Sea, Official Selection, Directors Circle Festival of Shorts, Nominated for Best in Genre: Experimental Film


The Conversation and Inside the Green Line / Love in Ramallah, 4th Juried International Exhibition of Islamic Contemporary Art, LuminArté Gallery, Dallas, TX (curator: Salma Tuqan, Contemporary Art of the Middle East, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK)


The Children of Nablus / Checkpoint, New Directions ’14, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, (curator: Lynne Warren, MCA, Chicago)


Loving Bruce and The Stuyvesant Town Tapes, Invitational Group Exhibit, Reflective Conversations: Typography, Topography, Typology, North-West University Gallery, Potchestroom, South Africa (curator: Ian Marley, North-West University, Potchestroom, South Africa) (artist book and digital film)


The Alley (digital film), New York Festivals Awards, International Television and Film Awards: Finalist Certificate / Category- Short Film: Historical


TopoNarratives 1-4: LottumStraße, Intermédialité, Théatralité, (Re)- Présentation et Médias (Intermediality, Theatricality, Performance, (re)-Presentations and The New Media), University of Montreal and LANTISS (Laboratoire des nouvelles technologies de l’image, du son et de la scene), Canada, (digital film, paper presentation)

Paper Presentations

“Social Media, Shelter and Resilience: Design in Za'atari Refugee Camp”, Shelters of Protection Conference, University of Oxford, UK, 2018

“The Moving Image: Research + Design Process”, Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Conference, The Visibility of Research 2013, Charlotte, NC, March 27- March 30, 2013

“Contesting Boundaries:  Academia, Design, and Experiencing Global Crises in Real Time”,  6th International Conference on  Design Principles & Practices, UCLA,  (co-author: Sahar Qawasmi, RIWAQ-Ramallah, The Occupied Territories, Palestine), 2012

“New Frontiers in Research and Pedagogy: Collaborative Approaches in Architectural Education”, ACSA 100th Annual Conference, Boston, March 1- 4, 2012 (co-author Stacy Brinkman, Miami University)


Fellows, Diane. “Erasures: Temporality and the Second Generation”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 33 Issue 4 Pages, Blackwell Publishing, UK, 2010

Fellows, Diane. “Strings are everywhere, she exclaimed.” Proceedings of the International Conference for Integrating Urban Knowledge & Practice, Gothenburg, Sweden, Digital (on Disc), 2005

Grants/ Fellowships

Faculty Research Grant (OARS); School of Creative Arts: Research / Film work: Israel, Palestine (The Occupied Territories), 2013
Altman Faculty Scholar, The Humanities Center Altman Fellows Program, 2011-2009
Rockefeller Fellow, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989

Professional Memberships and Service

University Committee on the Evaluation of Administrators, 2015-Present
Dept. Coordinator: Exchange program with Fachhochschule Rosenheim, Univ. of Applied Sciences, Rosenheim, Germany, (Current)
College of Creative Arts Curriculum Committee, 2009-Present
Dept. Curriculum Committee, 2002-Present
Dept. Graduate Committee, 2002-Present