Faculty

If there is one thing that makes NYSID shine, it’s the faculty. Throughout the years, many of the world’s top designers, art historians, architects, and authorities on the decorative arts have taught and lectured at the College. Because New York City is a world-class design center, NYSID has access to the best design professionals and experts to serve as instructors and guest lecturers in their areas of specialization. People like Patricia Barbis, associate at Rockwell Group; Kate Hannenberg, senior associate at Perkins Eastman; and Peter Brandt, former vice president at Gensler  are committed and beloved faculty members (see the full list below). Read profiles of select faculty members.

Another great thing about NYSID is that the class sizes are small (often no more than 15 people per class), so the students and faculty get to know each other well. As faculty member William Engel says, “The students want to know what you have to say; they respect you. There is definitely a sense of mutual respect. You don’t see that at a lot of other schools.”

Current Faculty

Maryann Sorenson Allacci
PhD, MPhil, Graduate School and University Center CUNY
MA, Hunter College

Paul Anavian
BA, Queens College (CUNY)

Patricia Barbis
MFA, New York School of Interior Design
BFA, Escuela Superior de Diseno Interior de Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Dean Barger
BFA, University of Toledo

Ann Barton
BArch, Cooper Union

Vanessa Betancourt
BPS, Pratt Institute

Reid Betz
MArch, Georgia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering, Cooper Union

Melinda Bickers
MA, Parsons, the New School for Design/Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
BFA, New York School of Interior Design
BS, Northwestern University

Benjamin Birillo
School of Visual Arts

Raymond Blackburn
MFA, City College of New York
BA, Hunter College

Daniel Bontrop
BFA in Interior Design, Parsons, the New School for Design

Mark Bradin
MArch, University of Bucharest, Romania, Graduate School of Architecture

Peter B. Brandt 
BArch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Scott Braun
BM, Berklee College of Music

Donald Brown
BA, St. Lawrence University

Debra L. Bryant
MFA, Syracuse University
BFA, State University of New York at Buffalo

Michael Buchanan
BA, Fashion Institute of Technology

David Burdett
MA, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
BA, Leicester Polytechnic School of Architecture, Leicester, UK

Ruth Virginia Burt
MA, New York University
BA, Marymount Manhattan College
AAS, New York School of Interior Design

John Buscarello
BA, Adelphi University

Becky Button
BFA, New York School of Interior Design
BS, State University of New York at New Paltz

Brenda Byrd
MArch, Texas A & M University
BS, Stephen F. Austin State University

Charles Cameron 
MFA, New York University
BA, Drew University

Lissette Carrera
MFA, New York School of Interior Design
BFA, Ringling College of Art & Design

Maria Chamberlin-Hellman
PhD, MPhil, MA, AB, Columbia University

Eric Chenault
BFA, North Carolina School of the Arts

Lucy R. Chudson
MA, Parsons/the New School for Design
MFA, Brandeis University; BA, Barnard College

Richard Todd Class
Director of Academic Computing
BS, New York Institute of Technology

Eric Cohen,
MArch, University of Minnesota
BA, Kent State University

Adrienne Concra
BFA, University of Georgia

Kati Curtis
BFA, Savannah College of Art & Design

Robert Dadras
BArch, New York Institute of Technology

Victor Dadras
Program Coordinator, MPS in Healthcare Interior Design
MArch, Harvard University
BArch, New York Institute of Technology

Elaheh Dalton
MArch, North London University
BArch, North London University

Alphonse D. Diaz
MArch, BS in Architecture, University of Illinois

Pamela J. Durante
AAS, Parsons, the New School for Design
BA, Architectural Studies, Empire State College

Emily Eerdmans
MFA, Sotheby's Institute of Art, London
BA, Oberlin College

William Engel
BFA, New York School of Interior Design

Rene B. Estacio
BS, Architecture, University of St. Thomas
AAS, New York School of Interior Design

Michelle Everett
BFA, New York School of Interior Design

Shaun Fillion
MFA, California Institute of the Arts
BFA, New York University

Ellen Fisher
Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean
PhD, MS, University of Missouri
MA, Columbia University
BA, Ithaca College
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology

Rachel Fletcher
MFA, Humboldt State University
MA, State University of New York at Albany
BA, Hofstra University

Tom Folk
PhD, City University of New York
MA, Rutgers University
MS, New York University
BA, Seton Hall University

Daniel C. Friedman
MArch, New Jersey Institute of Technology
BA, Hobart College

Danielle L. Galland
MA, Parsons, the New School for Design/Cooper-Hewitt National Design
BFA, Parsons, the New School for Design

Steve Gerber
BFA, Pratt Institute

Eric J. Gering
MArch, Yale University
BS Arch, Penn State University

Breeze Pascal Glazer
MArch, Tulane University
BArch, Tulane University

Joseph Goldstein
BArch, Cooper Union
BA, Yale University

Donna J. Goodman
MArch, Columbia University
BA, Smith College

Judith B. Gura 
MA, Design History, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
AB, Cornell University

Randi Halpern
BFA, New York Institute of Technology

Kate Hanenberg
MArch, University of Virginia
BA, Sarah Lawrence College

Robert J. Harding
MFA, Southern Illinois University
BA, Rutgers University

Andreas Hausler
MA, Yale University
MA, University of North Dakota; BA, University of North Dakota

John Heida
BA, University of Montana
BArch, California College of the Arts
Certificate, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Janet Hild
MS, Philadelphia University
BFA, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Matthew Hoey
BArch, Temple University

Janet Howard-Fatta
BFA, Pratt Institute

Eileen Imber
Masters in Urban Planning, Graduate Center, City University of New York
MS, Education, Brooklyn College
BS, City College, City University of New York
BS, Education, New York University

William M. Jenkins
BArch, Drexel University

Evie T. Joselow
PhD, Graduate Center CUNY
BA, Vassar College

May Julsuwan
MS, Pratt Institute
BBA, Baruch College

Steven R. Kaplan
MArch, Columbia University
BA, Bowdoin College

John Katimaris
Program Director, MPS - Interior Lighting Design
MFA, Parsons, the New School for Design
BS Arch, New York Institute of Technology

Addison Kelly
Parsons, the New School for Design

Robert Arthur King
BArch, Columbia University
ADipl, Architectural Association, London, UK

Terry Kleinberg
MArch, Princeton University
BA, Wesleyan University

Brandon Komoda
MS, Columbia University
BArch, Woodbury University

Anne Korman
Design Diploma, New York School of Interior Design

Don Kossar
BFA, New York School of Interior Design
BS, Brooklyn College

Ellen R. Krasik
MBA, Columbia University
MPH, Columbia University
AB, Barnard College

Chad Laird
MA, Stony Brook University
BA, Florida State University

Eric Lam
BA, City College of New York

Natalie Langone
BArch, New York Institute of Technology

Mark La Rosa
BA, Central Michigan University

Kunho Lee
BFA, New York School of Interior Design

Rocco Leonardis
MFA (Sculpture), MFA (Painting), New York Academy of Art
BArch, Pratt Institute

Kai X. Liang
MS, Columbia University
BArch, University of Oregon

Pedro Lima
Coordinator, Online and Blended Learning
MFA, Academy of Art University
BFA, Brigham Young University

Stephen Thomas Lofthouse
MA, BA, Hunter College

Barbara Lowenthal
Director of MFA Programs
MArch, Princeton University
BA, University of Michigan

Ethan Lu
Director of Graduate Studies
Program Coordinator,
MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments
Coordinator, Sustainability Curriculum
MS, Columbia University
MArch, Harvard University
BS, University of Michigan

Robert Malone
BFA, Yale University
BA, Wesleyan University

Francine Martini
Master in Design Management, Pratt Institute
BA, The College of New Jersey

Patricia McGillicuddy
MFA, Lighting Design for Theatre, New York University
BA, State University of New York at Oswego

Valerie Mead
BFA, New York School of Interior Design

Larry Mersel
BArch, Carnegie Mellon University

Margaret Mintz,
MA, Carleton University, Canada
BA, University of Windsor, Canada
BEd, University of Toronto, Canada
BFA, New York School of Interior Design

Thomas Morbitzer
MArch, Yale University
BS, The Ohio State University

Leah Nanpei
MS, Columbia University
BArch, University of Oregon

Ali Nematollahy,
MA, Graduate Center
City University of New York
BA, University of Maryland

Ozgem Ornektekin
BS, University of Denver

Pamela Perkins 
PhD, AM, Brown University
AB, Vassar College

Matthew A. Postal
PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York
MA, New York University, Institute of Fine Arts
BA, Vassar College

Zhijian Qian
MA, New York University
MA, The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
BA, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Daniel Rogers
BAE, Pennsylvania State University

Ethel Rompilla
BFA, New York School of Interior Design

Teresa Ryan
MA, Parsons, the New School for Design
AAS, Parsons School of Design
BA, Seton Hall University

Roxanne Ryce-Paul
MS in Urban Planning, Columbia University
MS in Historic Preservation, Columbia University
BArch, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science

Tina Sarawgi
MArch, Miami University
BArch, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India

Steven J. Schroeder
BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook
MArch, New School of Architecture and Design

Kelly M. Seeger
MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Addie Sels
BFA, New York School of Interior Design
BS, Cornell University; Diplome d’Etudes de la Civilisation Francaise, Sorbonne

Thomai Serdari
MBA, New York University
PhD, New York University
MA, New School for Social Research
MA, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Mark T. Simpson
MFA, Lighting Design, New York University
MA, American University; BA, Case Western Reserve University

Marjorie Sobylak
BFA, Syracuse University
BA, Syracuse University

Steven G. South
BArch, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Christopher Spinelli
MFA, School of Visual Arts
BA, Oberlin College

Mark Squeo
MArch, University of Texas at Arlington
BArch, Syracuse University

Stefan Steil
MFA, BFA, New York School of Interior Design

Andrew Tedesco
BFA, University of Maryland

Richard S. Thomas
MBA, New York University; BArch, Pratt Institute

Ernesto E. Trindade
Master of Urban Design, City University of New York
BArch, City College of New York

Peiheng Tsai
MS, Graduate School of Architecture Columbia University
BArch, Tung-Hai University, Taichung, Taiwan

Peter Tymus
MA, BS, New York University

Attila Uysal
MA, Pratt Institute
BArch, Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey

Freya Van Saun
MA, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
BFA, Fashion Institute of Technology
AS, Empire State College

Nicholas Watkins
PhD, BA, BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Erin Wells
BFA, New York School of Interior Design
BA, Oberlin College

Christopher Welsh
BArch, Pratt Institute

Doug West
BS, Cornell University

Veronica Whitlock
Associate Dean
MA, Parsons, the New School for Design/Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
BFA, New York School of Interior Design
BA, Duke University

Cecilia Whittaker-Doe
MFA, Brooklyn College
BFA, State University of New York College at Buffalo

Mason Wickham
MArch, Rice University
BS, University of Virginia

David Wilburn
MFA, New York University
BA, University of Pittsburgh

Katherine Wildt O'Brien
BA, New York University

Jennifer R. Worth
MA, Hunter College
BA, Hunter College

Edwin J. Zawadzki
MArch, Yale University
BA, Harvard University

 

Lecturers

Rosalind Benedict
BA, Duke University

Ivy Berman
MBA, New York University
BA, Tufts University

Christopher J. Desler
BS, BA, University of Massachusetts

Dennis Lee
BS, State University of New York, Empire State College
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology

Edward Goodman
BA, Long Island University

Jody Xuereb
College of Aeronautics

Mary Paul Yates
AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology
BFA, Syracuse University

 
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