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The Committee on Design promotes and advances issues in design practice, design history/theory/criticism, and design education through advocacy, engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners. The committee will further support discussion and action in these areas to stimulate intellectual curiosity and advance skills that enrich the individual and society.


Carma Gorman, The University of Texas at Austin, Chair

Helen Armstrong, North Carolina State University (2020)
Holly Cline, Radford University (2020)
Federico Freschi, University of Johannesburg (2021)
Chris Garvin, University of Georgia (2021)
Matthew Gaynor, Kansas State University (2019)
Elizabeth Guffey, State University of New York at Purchase (2019)
David Howarth, Zayed University, Dubai (2021)
Zach Kaiser, Michigan State University (2020)
Sarah E. Lawrence, Parsons School of Design (2019)
Yelena McLane, Florida State University (2020)
Nicholas Obourn, CAA Staff Liaison (ex officio) 
Victoria Pass, Maryland Institute College of Art (2020)
David Raizman, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design (2020)
Allison Walters, CAA Staff Liaison (ex officio)
Bess Williamson, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2021)
Dan Wong, New York City College of Technology, CUNY (2020)

Julia A. Sienkewicz, Roanoke College, VP for Committees, ex officio (2019)

Jim Hopfensperger, Western Michigan University, CAA President and Board Liaison