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Zeke Leonard is an assis­tant profes­sor in the Syra­cuse Univer­sity School of Design, member of the Envi­ron­men­tal and Inte­rior Design faculty, and Coor­di­na­tor of the School of Design’s First Year Expe­ri­ence. His research involves the role social respon­si­bil­ity and envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship can play in contex­tu­ally-rele­vant design and fabri­ca­tion prac­tices. Zeke regu­larly part­ners with commu­nity groups and orga­ni­za­tions to find ways to put local resources to better use. He previ­ously taught at RISD and NYU, and is a regular visit­ing instruc­tor at insti­tu­tions includ­ing the Haystack Moun­tain School of Craft and the Arrow­mont School of Arts and Crafts. Zeke holds an MFA in Furni­ture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Set Design from the Univer­sity of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Syracuse, NY
Wood, steel
Professional Status
Assistant professor