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Leadership and Faculty Directors

Dr. Sarah Anne Carter

Executive Director;
Associate Professor in Design Studies

608-890-4854
scarter5@wisc.edu

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Yuhang Li

Faculty Director of Material Culture; Associate Professor of Chinese Art

Department of Art History

yuhang@wisc.edu
608-263-1175

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Dr. Marina Moskowitz

Faculty Director of Textiles; Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture and Design

608-262-2015
mmoskowitz@wisc.edu

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Dr. Jung-hye Shin

Faculty Director for Design Thinking; Department Chair, Interior Architecture Program Coordinator, Professor

608-890-3704
jshin9@wisc.edu

Core Staff

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Adriana Barrios

Engagement Manager for Exhibitions and Programs
abarrios2@wisc.edu
608-262-8815

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Dr. Sophie Pitman

Pleasant Rowland Textile Specialist and Research Director
spitman@wisc.edu
608-262-3623

Affiliated Faculty

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Jennifer Angus

Professor

Textiles and Fashion Design, Design Studies Department

jrangus@wisc.edu
608-263-3122

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Virginia Boyd

Professor Emerita

Design Studies Department

vtboyd@wisc.edu

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Jill Casid

Professor of Visual Studies; Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Art History

jhcasid@wisc.edu
608-265-0136

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Wei Dong

Professor

Interior Architecture, Design Studies Department

weidong@wisc.edu
608-262-8805

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Marianne Fairbanks

Associate Professor

Textiles and Fashion Design, Design Studies Department

mfairbanks@wisc.edu
608-890-3327

Mary Hark

Professor

Textiles and Fashion Design, Design Studies Department

hark@wisc.edu
608-262-1367

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Cynthia Jasper

Chair

Civil Society and Community Studies Department

crjasper@wisc.edu
608-262-2384

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Carolyn Kallenborn

Professor Emerita

Textiles and Fashion Design, Design Studies Department

cmkallen@wisc.edu
816-550-3930

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Maria Kurutz

Assistant Faculty Associate

Textiles and Fashion Design, Design Studies Department

kurutz@wisc.edu
608-263-344

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Dr. Ann Smart Martin

Stanley and Polly Stone (Chipstone) Professor Emerita of American Decorative Arts and Material Culture

asmartin@wisc.edu

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Kevin Ponto

Associate Professor

Textiles and Fashion Design, Design Studies Department

kevin.ponto@wisc.edu
608-265-3958

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Lesley Sager

Faculty Associate

Interior Architecture, Design Studies Department

lhsager@wisc.edu
608-890-3265

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Majid Sarmadi

Professor

Textiles and Fashion Design, Design Studies Department

majidsar@wisc.edu
608-262-7492

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Jonathan Senchyne

Associate Professor & Director

Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, The Information School

senchyne@wisc.edu

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Kristin Thorleifsdottir

Assistant Professor

Interior Architecture, Design Studies Department

kristin.thor@wisc.edu

Honorary Fellows

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Kelly N. Hensler, BS 2006

Design Leader
BWBR

khensler@bwbr.com

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John A. Zeratsky, BS 2005

Writer & Facilitator
johnzeratsky.com

john@zeratsky.com

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Michelle Kwasny

Design Research & Strategy

mkwasny@wisc.edu

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Lucy Partman, PhD 2021

Postgraduate Research Associate
Princeton University

lpartman@princeton.edu

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Roshelle Ritzenthaler, BS 2006

Design Strategist & Facilitator
The Friendly Future

roshelle.ritzenthaler@wisc.edu

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Stephanie Wong, MA 2020

PhD Candidate
Brown University

stephanie_wong1@brown.edu

Graduate Students

Danielle Burke – Jane Graff Textile Research Assistant, PhD Student in Design Studies

Maeve Hogan – Special Project Assistant, PhD Student in Design Studies

Addison Nace – Special Projects Assistant, PhD Student in Design Studies

Advisory Committees

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Center Steering Committee

Dr. Sarah Anne Carter, Center for Design and Material Culture Executive Director, Associate Professor in Design Studies
Yuhang Li – Associate Professor of Chinese Art
Lynn Mecklenburg – CDMC/HLATC Supporter
Dr. Marina Moskowitz – Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design
Jonathan Prown – Executive Director and Chief Curator, Chipstone Foundation
Dr. Jung-hye Shin – Chair, UW–Madison Design Studies Department

Textile Collection Committee

Jenny Angus – Professor, Textiles and Fashion Design
Dr. Sarah Anne Carter – Center for Design and Material Culture Executive Director, Associate Professor in Design Studies
Liz Hooper – Lane, Senior Lecturer, Art History Department and Design Studies Department
Carolyn Jenkinson – Collection Manager
Dr. Marina Moskowitz – Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design
Dr. Sophie Pitman – Pleasant Rowland Textile Specialist and Research Director
Sandy Winder – CDMC/HLATC Supporter

Gallery Committee

Adriana Barrios – Engagement Manager for Exhibitions and Programs
Anna Campbell – Associate Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies Department, UW-Madison
Dr. Sarah Anne Carter – Center for Design and Material Culture Executive Director, Associate Professor in Design Studies
Marianne Fairbanks – Associate Professor, Design Studies Department, UW-Madison
Lesley Sager – Faculty Associate, Design Studies Department, UW-Madison

Design Thinking Committee

Jennifer Angus – Audrey Rothermel Bascom Professor in Human Ecology, Design Studies Department
Hande Burcu Deniz – Human Ecology PhD Student
Dr. Sarah Anne Carter – Center for Design and Material Culture Executive Director, Associate Professor in Design Studies
Marianne Fairbanks – Associate Professor, Design Studies Department, UW-Madison
Annette McDaniel – Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education & Innovation
Dr. Jung-hye Shin – Design Studies Chair, Interior Architecture Program Coordinator, Associate Professor
Uchita Vaid – Assistant Professor, Design Studies