Kern Maas

Kern Maass brings over 15 years of leadership experience to Loyola. In his former role as the Associate Dean for the College of Fine & Applied Arts at Appalachian State University, Maass oversaw over 3,000 students and 200 faculty as they related to curricular, advising, and resource needs.

He has also served as the president of the Furniture Society, been on the board of directors of the Bienenstock Furniture Library, and was vice-chair of the furniture section of the Industrial Designers Society of America. Maass’ passion is to solve problems and create organizational buy-in for “Design Thinking” by decoding, communicating, and using the process in day-to-day practice.