University Catalog 2023-2024

College of Design

The College of Design teaches design thinking in an interdisciplinary environment that makes sense of the world for the benefit of the public. The College integrates practical, ethical, and aesthetic thought and action to enhance the meaning and quality of life through the creation of knowledge informing the critical study of artifacts and places.

The College of Design gathers creative minds from around the world whose interests and expertise span a variety of disciplines. An inspiring and elite group of faculty prepare our designers to go out and shape the world.

The world needs good design. It plays a major role in the development of branding, product development, business practices and procedures, and more. The size and shape of mobile devices, the animation we see on the big screen, the materials used in the buildings we enter—design touches everything around us.

For more information about the College of Design, including contact information, visit the website.

NCSU Box 7701
Raleigh, NC 27695-7701



  • Mark Elison Hoversten

Associate Dean

  • Dr. Soolyeon Cho, Interim Associate Dean of Research/Doctoral Programs/Global Engagement
  • Sharon Joines

Assistant Dean

  • Tameka Whitaker, Assistant Dean of Student and Academic Services
  • Felicia Womack, Assistant Dean for Budget and Administration