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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.


Zach Kaiser, Michigan State University, Chair (2022)

David Beck, University of Wisconsin-Stout (2022)
Chelsea Bruner, Ringling College of Art & Design (2022)
Alison Chang, Director, Communications, Marketing and Membership, CAA
Federico Freschi, University of Johannesburg (2021)
Chris Garvin, University of Georgia (2021)
Scott Gerhardt, IT manager, CAA
Carma Gorman, The University of Texas at Austin
David Howarth, Zayed University, Dubai (2021)
Meghen M. Jones, NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University (2022)
Anca Lasc, Pratt Institute (2022)
Sarina Miller, Temple University, Drexel University (2023)
Neeta Verma, University of Notre Dame (2022)
Allison Walters, CAA Staff Liaison (ex officio)
Lisa Willard, University of Tampa, Florida (2023)
Bess Williamson, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2021)

Julia A. Sienkewicz, Roanoke College, VP for Committees, ex officio (2021)