Vince Carducci is a cultural critic and social researcher and dean of undergraduate studies at College for Creative Studies. His essays, feature articles and reviews on the arts and culture have appeared in numerous publications since the mid-1980s, including Art and Australia, Art in America, BrandChannel.com, the Journal of Consumer Culture, Logos and Sculpture magazine. Past assignments include: Detroit correspondent for Artforum, contributing editor and Michigan editor for New Art Examiner and editor of Detroit Focus Quarterly. He has also been a contributing writer for Metro Times, Detroit's leading weekly newspaper, and a staff writer for PopMatters, a webzine of global culture. He is currently Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He has also taught at Oakland University and at Wayne State University. In 2008, he coordinated the Critical Studies/Humanities program at Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2010, he received a Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship, awarded by the Kresge Foundation, for his art criticism. Carducci additionally has more than 20 years experience as a marketing executive and branding consultant, including senior vice president and director of marketing and corporate communications for Standard Federal Bank, now part of Bank of America. Carducci has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's and PhD degrees from the New School for Social Research in New York City. He was born in Detroit in 1953.