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Department of Design College of Arts & Letters

Meet Us

Faculty

Andrew Anker

Professor, Interior Architecture

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  • Specialty & Interests: A licensed architect, Andrew has practiced in NYC, SF, and Davis. He writes about Italian urbanism and 19th c. stereo photography. M.ARCH: Harvard, Master of Environmental Design: Yale.

Doug Dertinger

Associate Professor, Photography

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  • Specialty & Interests: Doug teaches 20th C. processes in photography as well as history and theory. His work focuses on unattended and vestigial spaces within our environment. MFA: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Shelly Duff

Professor, Interior Architecture

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  • Location: Mariposa Hall 2017
  • Phone: (916) 278-3956
  • Specialty & Interests: Shelly is a licensed architect and has practiced in Milwaukee and Sacramento. The focus of her research has been an exploration of the intersection of design with environmental and societal issues.

Mario Estioko

Professor, Graphic Design

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  • Specialty & Interests: Mario teaches beginning and advanced courses in color and symbol. His instructional approach focuses on process and systems thinking in the pursuit of strategic design. MA and BA: Sacramento State

John P. Forrest, Jr.

Department Chair, Professor, Graphic Design

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  • Specialty & Interests: Designer. Printmaker. Educator. Problem Solver.

Carolyn Gibbs

Professor, Interior Architecture

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Lauren Kelly

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

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  • Specialty & Interests: Lauren operates at the intersection of design + technology, bringing together creativity and technical excellence. Her teaching and research focus on user interface and user experiences.

Hyoungsub Kim

Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture

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  • Specialty & Interests: Hyoungsub teaches building technology in the area of computational modeling and sustainable architecture. His research focuses on performance-based building design and design computation.

Myung-Hae Park

Professor, Graphic Design

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Nigel Poor

Professor, Photography

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  • Specialty & Interests: Nigel‘s work explores how people make a mark and leave behind evidence of their existence. Her involvement in criminal justice issues includes co-creating & co-hosting the podcast Ear Hustle.

Emily Potts

Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture

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  • Specialty & Interests: Licensed architect and educator who is passionate about inclusive design and frames her multidisciplinary practice through the lens of ecological and social sustainability.

Richard Pratt

Professor, Graphic Design

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  • Specialty & Interests: With an interest in aesthetics and semiotics, Richard teaches typography and advance design. MFA in Design, RI School of Design; BFA in Art, Ohio State University; studied at University of Cincinnati.

Nick Shepard

Assistant Professor, Photography

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  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 12–1pm, Thursdays 11 am–12 pm, 2 pm–3 pm
  • Specialty & Interests: Nick teaches digital and studio-based photography. He works primarily in large-scale color still life images and site-specific installations. MFA: School of Visual Arts and BA: Carleton College

Staff

Rhonda Franks

Administrative Support Coordinator II

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Boris Rajeski

Lab Manager, Photography

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  • Specialty & Interests: Boris is a long time photography professional with experience in commercial and fine-art image production. His work focuses on the urban environment and photographic technologies. BA: Sac State

Cynthia Williams

Department of Design ASC

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Total Members: 16