The College of Design's leadership team is dedicated to supporting each and every design student along their academic career path and to uphold the college's mission to lead, innovate, and educate in a full range of design fields.
As assistant dean for student services, Steve Yang focuses on collaborating with other college leaders and student services staff to shape and support processes, programming, and initiatives that improve the student experience.
Dr. Barry Kudrowitz is a professor and head of the Department of Graphic Design, Apparel Design, Retail Merchandising, and Product Design. He received his Ph.D. from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), studying humor, creativity, and idea generation.
Department of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design Jennifer Yoos, FAIA, LEED AP, is an architect and educator and has previously taught as the NADAAA Visiting Professor at Cooper Union, the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, the John G. Williams Distinguished Professor at the University of Arkansas and as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota.
As the chief financial manager for the college, Stephanie Dilworth is responsible for all sponsored and non-sponsored finance and payroll activities.
Mia Riza is the director of human resources for the college and oversees and directs college HR functions, including coaching for staffing, recruitment, on-boarding, and professional development.
Adalia Samuel is the chair of the college's Staff Assembly. She is an academic advisor for architecture, landscape architecture, and product design students.
Linsey Griffin is the chair of the college's Faculty Assembly. She is an associate professor in the college's Apparel Design Program as well as director of the Human Dimensioning Lab.