Advisory Panel

Juliette Cezzar
Associate Director & Assistant Professor 
BFA Communication Design
Parsons, The New School for Design

Janet E. Esquirol
Assistant Professor
Media Arts & Technology

Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

Matt Ferranto
Assistant Professor of Art
Westchester Community College, SUNY
Managing Editor, Design and Culture

Elizabeth Guffey
Professor of Art & Design History
State University of New York at Purchase
Editor, Design and Culture

Irina Lee
Associate Creative Director, R/GA
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Visual Arts

Lisa Maione
Adjunct Lecturer, Communication Design, Parsons, The New School
Adjunct Lecturer, Graphic Design, Queens College CUNY

Joel Mason
Communication Design
New York City College of Technology, CUNY

James Pannafino
Associate Professor, Interactive Design
Art and Design Department
Millersville University

Jane Pirone
Assistant Professor
Comm Design, Art, Media and Technology
Parsons, The New School for Design

Andrew Shea
Partner, MANY Design Studio
Author, Designing for Social Change
Visiting Faculty, Pratt, Communication Design
Visiting Faculty, Parsons, The New School

Mark Addison Smith
Assistant Professor
Electronic Design and Multimedia
The City College of New York, CUNY

C. J. Yeh
Professor and Assistant Chair
Communication Design Department
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), SUNY

Roles/Responsibilities of Advisory Panel Member

The purpose of the Advisory Panel Member is to provide a diversity of perspectives on scholarly and creative endeavors so the organization can more effectively serve the design educators community. Members are invited, and contribute to the organization in different ways. Any input is welcome and necessary for the ongoing evaluation and establishes rigor to the institution.

Each semester Advisory Panel members must do a minimum of one of the following:

  • Attend a Design Incubation colloquium
  • Attend a DI advisory panel meeting (in person, online, via telephone)
  • Spread the word about DI
  • Recruit proposals for Design Incubation colloquium
  • Recruit new attendees and members
  • Peer Review abstract submissions for one or more colloquium
  • Host or find hosts for DI events
  • Contribute to the organization in other ways
  • Allow us to post their names and affiliations on the DI website as Advisory Panel Members
Other Optional Activities / Responsibilities

Design Incubation Advisory Board members are encouraged but not required to participate in the following activities as they are undertaken by the organization:

  • publishing/journal
  • bylaws/constitution/mission
  • scheduling
  • outreach/invitation
  • innovation/sustainability/new initiatives
  • technology/content/communications
  • design awards
  • national conference