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 yag5@cornell.edu
Gretchen Strong Chair's Assistant T57 Human Ecology Building (HEB) 607-255-2144 gms264@cornell.edu
Kim Fenner Administrative Manager T57B Human Ecology Building (HEB) 607-255-3152 kaf10@cornell.edu
Rhonda Gilmore Director of Undergraduate Studies, Design + Environmental Analysis 2419 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-255-1951 rg35@cornell.edu
Jack Elliott Director of Graduate Studies, Design + Environmental Analysis 3425 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-255-9714 jre15@cornell.edu
Sienna Torbitt Academic Programs Coordinator, Design + Environmental Analysis 1411 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-255-2168 slt86@cornell.edu
Fran Kozen Director of Undergraduate Studies, Fiber Science & Apparel Design and Department Extension Leader 275 Human Ecology Building (HEB) 607-255-6204 fhk2@cornell.edu
Darin Gillenwater Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Fiber Science & Apparel Design T57 Human Ecology Building (HEB) 607-255-3196 djg326@cornell.edu
Margaret Frey Vincent V. C. Woo Professor in Fiber Science and Apparel Design & Interim Director of Graduate Studies 235 Human Ecology Building (HEB) 607-255-1093 mfw24@cornell.edu
Karen Steffy Graduate Field Assistant, Fiber Science & Apparel Design 1427 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-255-8605 ks247@cornell.edu
Christianne McMillan White Faculty Support 1411 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-255-3151 cmw84@cornell.edu
Vicki Sill Financial Administrator 1414 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-255-5321 vss25@cornell.edu
Marissa LaFalce Communications Specialist 1413 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall (MVR) 607-254-3501 mfp1@cornell.edu