Anthony W. (Tony) Schuman is a registered architect and Professor of Architecture in
the Hillier College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology
(NJIT), where he has served as both undergraduate and graduate program director and
as Interim Dean. He is a past president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of
Architecture (ACSA). His articles on housing design and community development
appear in numerous books, scholarly journals and conference proceedings. He was co-
editor of Newark Landmark Treasures: A Guide to the Landmark Buildings, Parks, Public
Art & Historic Districts in New Jersey’s Metropolis, Co-Editor; (Newark Preservation and
Landmarks Committee, 2016), published on the occasion of the 350 th anniversary of
Newark’s founding. Tony was a founding member of a series of advocacy and activist
organizations in the architecture and planning professions, including Urban Deadline,
The Architects’ Resistance (TAR), Homefront, and Planners Network.
In addition to his role as Chairman of the Board of Lincoln Park/Coast Cultural District,
Inc., Schuman is a trustee of the Newark Landmarks (formerly Newark Preservation and
Landmarks Committee, NPLC). He is the recipient of the 2011 Charles Cummings award
from NPLC for his efforts to preserve and celebrate Newark’s social and cultural history;
the 2006 NJIT Board of Overseers Foundation Award for Institute and Public Service; and
the city medal from the Newark Municipal Council in 2007 for organizing a three-day
celebration of the Newark Eagles Negro Leagues Championship baseball team of 1946.
In 2010 he was named a Distinguished Professor by ACSA. The Design Futures Council
named him one of the “30 most admired educators for 2013”. In 2020 he received the
university-wide Robert W. Van Houten Award for Teaching Excellence.