Dr. Douglas R. Nickel has been selected as the fourth director of the sometimes-troubled Center for Creative Photography. Nickel has been photography curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He will assume his new post in August 2003. Nickel has also been appointed to a tenured position as associate professor of art history in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona. While curator at SFMOMA he taught both undergraduate and graduate classes at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley
He will report to Dean of Libraries and CCP Carla J. Stoffle, who made the announcement.