Human Centered Design (HCD) is comprised of faculty, academic staff, administrative staff and students who are committed to making HCD a department that strives for excellence. We work collaboratively to support creativity and success in teaching and learning, research and public engagement.

Administration and Staff Directory

Name title room phone email
Yasser Gowayed Professor & Department Chair T57A Human Ecology Building (HEB) 607-255-2144
Sienna Torbitt Chair's Assistant  T57 Human Ecology Building (HEB) 607-255-2168
Caroline Brockner Administrative Manager T57B Human Ecology Building (HEB) 607-255-6266
Rhonda Gilmore Director of Undergraduate Studies, Design + Environmental Analysis 2419 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-255-1951
Gary Evans Director of Graduate Studies, Design + Environmental Analysis 3422 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-342-1214
Shane Hutchinson Graduate Programs Coordinator 1411 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-255-2809
Fran Kozen Director of Undergraduate Studies, Fiber Science & Apparel Design and Department Extension Leader 275 Human Ecology Building (HEB) 607-255-6204
Darin Gillenwater Undergraduate Programs Coordinator T57 Human Ecology Building (HEB) 607-255-3196
Denise Green Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Fiber Science & Apparel Design T37Human Ecology Building (HEB) 607-255-3199
Karen Steffy Events Coordinator and Website 1427 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-255-8605
Christine Cioletti Faculty Support 1411 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-255-3151
Vicki Sill Financial Administrator 1414 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-255-5321
Marissa LaFalce Communications Specialist 1413 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-254-3501