People

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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Dr. Ann Smart Martin

Faculty Director for Material Culture;
Stanley and Polly Stone (Chipstone) Professor of American Decorative Arts and Material Culture

608-263-5684
asmartin@wisc.edu

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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, Associate Professor

608-890-3704
jshin9@wisc.edu

Residents

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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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

Jane Rafferty Thiele Professor in Human Ecology

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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Michelle Kwasny

Academic Director, MS Design + Innovation

Design Research & Strategy, Chancellor’s Office

mkwasny@wisc.edu
608-263-2383

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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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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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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

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John A. Zeratsky, BS 2005

Writer & Facilitator
johnzeratsky.com

john@zeratsky.com

Graduate Students

Samantha Comerford (MA Art History) – Assistant Collections Manager and Interim Exhibitions Coordinator

Maeve Hogan – Graduate Research Assistant, PhD Candidate in Design Studies

Addison Nace – Jane Graff Textile Research Assistant, PhD Candidate in Design Studies

Nora Renick Rinehart – Graduate Research Assistant, MFA Candidate in Design Studies

Natalie Wright – Graduate Research Assistant, PhD Candidate in Design Studies

Advisory Committees

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Center Steering Committee

Dr. Sarah Anne Carter, Chair
Jonathan Prown – Executive Director and Chief Curator, Chipstone Foundation
Lynn Mecklenburg – CDMC/HLATC Donor and Volunteer
Dr. Ann Smart Martin – Stanley and Polly Stone (Chipstone) Professor of American Decorative Arts and Material Culture, UW–Madison Department of Art History
Dr. Marina Moskowitz – Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design
Dr. Jung-hye Shin – Chair, UW–Madison Design Studies Department
Amanda Thatch – MFA candidate, UW–Madison Design Studies Department

Textile Collection Committee

Carolyn Jenkinson – Collection Manager
Dr. Sarah Anne Carter – Visiting Executive Director of the Center for Design and Material Culture
Carolyn Kallenborn – Jane Rafferty Thiele Professor in Human Ecology, Textiles and Fashion Design
Dr. Marina Moscowitz – Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design
Maeve Hogan – Jane Graff Textile Research Assistant, PhD Candidate in Design Studies
Sandy Winder – CDMC/HLATC Donor and Volunteer
Liz Hooper-Lane, Senior Lecturer, Art History Department and Design Studies Department

Gallery Committee

Dr. Sarah Anne Carter – Visiting Executive Director of the Center for Design and Material Culture
Lesley Sager – Faculty Associate, Design Studies Department, UW-Madison
Anna Campbell – Associate Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies Department, UW-Madison
Nora Renick Rinehart – MFA Candidate in Design Studies Department, UW-Madison
Marianne Fairbanks – Associate Professor, Design Studies Department, UW-Madison

Design Thinking Working Group

Lisa Andrews – Faculty Associate, Consumer Science Department
Jennifer Angus – Audrey Rothermel Bascom Professor in Human Ecology, Design Studies Department
Kristy Burkholder – Faculty Associate, Human Development and Family Studies Department
Sarah Anne Carter – Visiting Executive Director of the Center for Design and Material Culture,
Lori DiPrete Brown – Distinguished Faculty Associate, Civil Society, and Community Studies Department; Director 4W Initiative
Michelle Kwasny – Academic Director, MS Design + Innovation; Design Research & Strategy, Chancellor’s Office
Linda Lepe – Director of Consumer Finance and Financial Planning, Consumer Science Department
Polina Levchenko – Faculty Associate, Human Development and Family Studies Department
Michael Maguire – Faculty Associate, Civil Society and Community Studies Department
Lesley Sager – Faculty Associate, Design Studies Department
Patty Sigler – Faculty Associate, Consumer Science Department