Design Faculty

Catherine Anderson

Assistant Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Interior Architecture

Catherine Anderson has worked at several architecture & interior design firms during her career and now dedicates her time to educating students on understanding architectural concepts. In 2013, Professor Anderson participated with some of the Interior Architecture Program's students in the United States Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.

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Chamberlaine Beard

Professional Lecturer, Interaction Design Program

Chamberlaine is a licensed Architect with over ten years of experience across a variety of sectors and scales, but with a heavy focus on adaptive reuse and repositioning projects. Read More  

Marc Choi

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design Program

Marc Choi is a graphic designer and design educator based in Washington, DC. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University.

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Andrea Hunter Dietz

Assistant Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Exhibition Design

Andrea Dietz is an architect, curator, and writer. Her creative and scholarly practice is focused on “architecture(s) of and on display” – or the translation and exhibition of the built environment. Andrea has worked in architecture research and exhibition design with Bestor Architecture, Chu + Gooding Architects, and independently. Read More  

Cheyanne Dwyer

Adjunct Lecturer, Interaction Design Program

Cheyanne is the Chief Strategy Officer at Building Momentum. She has spent years traveling the world teaching warfighters technology to allow them to solve problems faster and cheaper. Read More  

Joey Enriquez

Professorial Lecturer, Sculpture, Fine Arts

Professorial Lecturer, Sculpture, Fine Arts

Denise Grant

Adjunct Lecturer, Interaction Design Program

Denise Grant is a designer that specializes in using the Human-Centered Design Process to produce valuable prototypes that focus on social change. Read More  

Sohee Kim

Lecturer, Graphic Design Program

Ms. Sohee Kim has contributed to brand value creation and management through environmental analysis for business growth, sophisticated brand strategy development and significant branding.
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Aasawari Kulkarni

Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Advisor, Graphic Design Program

Aasawari Kulkarni is a designer, educator, and writer, originally from India. By employing tools of language, poetry, and empathy, her work explores the intersection of human behaviour and culture with design.
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Lauren Maffeo

Adjunct Lecturer, Interaction Design Program

Lauren is an award-winning analyst and designer whose practice includes writing and executing research plans, leading user interviews, hosting usability testing, and creating assets like personas, process and journey maps, service blueprints, and content strategy/migration. Read More  

Jim Mole

Professorial Lecturer, New Media Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

Jim Mole, a painter and sculptor by training, is a versatile, deeply knowledgeable Internet strategist and usability advocate with more than twenty-five years of experience in advertising, marketing, web design and development. Read More  

Maria del Carmen Montoya

Associate Professor Sculpture and Spatial Practices, M.F.A. in Fine Arts and Social Practice, Studio Arts Program

Maria del Carmen Montoya operates in the contested ground between art and social activism. Her primary medium is the communal process of making meaning. As an artist, she seeks ways to catalyze this natural social phenomenon with situations that insist on the power of human-scale intervention in the presumed inevitability of everyday life.
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Hyung Park

Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design Program

Mr. Park has been a designer and an educator. His professional practice specializes in strategic branding and visual communication.

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Kevin Patton

Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Studies & Undergraduate Advisor, Interaction Design

Kevin Patton is a designer, musician, and creative technologist whose projects often include novel approaches to physical and computational interaction in expressive contexts. His research interests include expressive technological systems, automation and agency, visualization, musical thinking, and human centered design.
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Sheila Robinson

Program Administrator, Design Program

Sheila Robinson is the program administrator for the Corcoran School's central office and its Design program. She administers the day to day operations of these programs, working with faculty and other staff to plan events, schedule courses and help students succeed.
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Chloe Varelidi

Professional Lecturer, Interaction Design Program

Chloe Varelidi is an award-winning designer, educator and the founder of the DC based design & research studio Humans Who Play and the toy company Follies, Inc. She is a Halcyon Alumna, a graduate of the Design & Technology MFA program at Parsons, The New School for Design as well as an Eyebeam Art & Technology Resident Alumna. Read More