Connect with your department

Now that you’ve been accepted to join RISD’s graduate community you may want to reach out to a graduate program director with questions about your program. You can find their contact information below.

Graduate program directors

Architecture: Debbie Chen

Bayard Ewing Building

Ceramics: Katy Schimert (department head)

Metcalf Building

Design Engineering: Charlie Cannon

CIT Building/Mason Building

Digital + Media: Shona Kitchen (department head)

CIT Building/Mason Building

Furniture Design: Patricia Johnson

20 Washington Place

Glass: Sean Salstrom (department head)

Metcalf Building

Global Arts and Cultures: Eric Anderson

College Building

Graphic Design: Bethany Johns

CIT/Mason Building

Illustration: Calef Brown

Illustration Studies Building

Industrial Design: Ayako Takase

CIT Building/Mason Building

Interior Architecture: Eduardo Duarte

CIT Building/Mason Building

Jewelry + Metalsmithing: Seth Papac

Metcalf Building

Landscape Architecture: Suzanne Mathew

159 Weybosset Street

Painting: Duane Slick

Memorial Hall

Photography: Laine Rettmer

Design Center

Printmaking: Megan Foster

Sculpture: Taylor Baldwin

Metcalf Building

Teaching + Learning in Art + Design: Nancy Friese (department head)

345 South Main Street

Textiles: Anais Missakian

College Building