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New Faculty Announcements 2018-2019

New Full-Time Classroom Faculty 

Preeti Arya
Textile Development and Marketing
Ph.D. Eastern Michigan University; M.S. Maharaja Sayajirao University; B.S.  Maharaja Sayajirao University

Nada Ayad
English and Communication Studies– World Literature
Ph.D. University of Southern California; M.A. Leeds University; M.A. University of Southern California; B.A. University of Southern California

Robin Baxter
Fashion Business Management
M.P.A. Rutgers University; B.A. Northwestern University

Nicole Benefield
Fashion Design–Apparel
B.F.A. Parsons School of Design

Deborah Berhanu
Science and Math–Materials Science
Ph.D. The University of Manchester; B.S. Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Sonja Chapman
International Trade and Marketing
B.A. CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies

Maria Hwang
Science and Math–Computer Science
Ed.D. Columbia University; M.A. Columbia University; B.A. Wesleyan University

Md. Imranul Islam
Textile Development and Marketing
Ph.D.  Kansas State University; M.B.A. University of Dhaka; M.S. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; M.Eng. Bangladesh University of Textiles; B.S. University of Dhaka

Margaret Joseph
Global Fashion Management
M.B.A. Columbia University; B.A. Brown University

Joshua Koury
Film and Media
M.F.A. Vermont College of Fine Art; B.F.A. Pratt Institute; A.F.A. Munson Williams Proctor Institute

Su Ku
Fashion Design–Art
M.A. Harvard University; M.A. Columbia University; B.A. Yale University; A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology

Brendan Leach
Associate Chair, Illustration
M.F.A. School of Visual Arts; B.F.A. Rutgers University

Kyung Eun (Jennifer) Lee
Fashion Business Management
Ph.D. Iowa State University; M.B.A. University of Houston; B.S. Fashion Institute of Technology

Suzanne Lettieri
Interior Design
M.Arch. Cornell University; B.F.A. Fashion Institute of Technology

Marie Lorenz
Fine Arts–Printmaking
M.F.A. Yale University; B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design

Alexander Nagel
Art History–Near Eastern
Ph.D. University of Michigan; M.A. Humboldt University 

Evelyn Rynkiewicz
Science and Math–Ecology
Ph.D. Indiana University; B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kasra Sardashti
Science and Math–Materials Science
Ph.D. University of California; M.S. Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen; B.S. Tehran Polytechnic

Tom Scott
Fashion Design–Art
B.S. Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science

New Full-Time Non-Classroom Faculty

Frantz Alcindor
Director, Career and Internship Services
M.S. University of Scranton; B.A. Wheeling Jesuit University

Christie Graziano
Associate Director of Leadership and Civic Engagement, Student Life
M.S.Ed. Baruch College; B.A. Loyola University Maryland

Jessica Mooney
Career Counselor, Career and Internship Services
M.B.A. Stony Brook University; B.S. Cornell University; A.A.S. Fashion Institute of Technology

Carli Spina
Head of Research and Instructional Services, Library
J.D. University of Chicago Law School; Ed.M. Harvard Graduate School of Education; MLIS Simmons College; A.B. Harvard University

Learn more about FIT's 2018-2019 incoming faculty.