Denise is a designer and educator who brings a sustainable, human-centred and entrepreneurial approach to design and business curricula, focusing on design strategy and management. She is a Senior Lecturer in Design Strategy at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Prior to that, she was a Lecturer in the Department of Design + Environmental Analysis in the College of Human Ecology. She serves as faculty advisor for Medium Design Collective, a platform for interdisciplinary design at Cornell.
Before coming to Cornell, she was an Assistant Professor at Parsons School for Design and Interim Director of the Strategic Design Management program at Parsons Paris. Denise has taught design studios, seminars, and lecture courses to undergraduate, graduate, and adult students at Columbia University, New York University, Parsons, and Pratt Institute.
Her research and practice bridge multiple disciplines within the built environment. She is the founding principal of Field Dimension, a research and design practice focused on sustainable design and redevelopment and the intersection of design and business in the built environment. Recent projects include Design Diversions, a curated series of design-related events started in 2010, which serves as both a research platform and an educational and community resource.
Formerly she worked in the New York office of the multidisciplinary design consultancy, Pentagram, on architecture, design, brand and strategy projects. Previous experience includes project management for a wide range of organisations, including Columbia University on its campus expansion and Tate Modern during its inaugural year.
AEM 2810 - Design and Innovation
AEM 3110/AEM 5110 - Design and Innovation
AEM 4970 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
AEM 4402/DEA 4402 - Integrated Competitions Studio
NBA 5180 - Intro to Design and Innovation
MS Columbia University
Master of Industrial Design University of the Arts