Associate VP – Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts
As associate vice president for research- social sciences, humanities, and the arts, Thün supports the research and creative practice efforts of faculty across and at the intersections of these disciplines. He also serves as a liaison to the units, schools and departments that are home to these disciplines, and will collaborate with other members of the OVPR Leadership Team in fostering interdisciplinary initiatives.
Thün, Professor of Architecture, also provides support for several OVPR units and programs, including the Michigan Institute for
Firearm Injury Prevention, the Michigan Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) program, and the Research Catalyst and Innovation Program.
Thün previously served as Associate Dean for Research and Creative Practice at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. His research focuses on the integration of complex systems approaches to the design of the built environment.