SDCT faculty staff and students smiling with guest speaker Paola Antonelli after her lecture



At the School of Design and Creative Technologies (SDCT), we leverage our depth of industry experience and creative craft to guide and mentor students from campus to career. Our faculty and staff offer diversity in background, culture, and perspective ensuring our students are connected to a vast community of forward-thinking leaders.

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SDCT Assistant Dean Doreen Lorenzo speaking at the 2021 Austin Design Week Opening Night event at UT Austin
"We provide a world-class education in design, creative technologies, and research. Our diverse student and faculty bodies are creating the jobs of the future."
— Doreen Lorenzo, Assistant Dean


  • Michael Baker

    Chair, Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies
    Assistant Professor of Practice, Arts and Entertainment Technologies
    Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Fine Arts
    Ruth Head Centennial Professorship
  • Kate Canales

    Chair, Department of Design
    Professor of Practice, Design
    Fellow of Marguerite Fairchild Centennial Professorship
  • Jon Freach

    Head of Undergraduate Programs
    Associate Professor of Practice, Design
  • Tamie Glass

    Faculty Director, M.A. in Design focused on Health
    Associate Professor, Design
  • DiMitri Higginbotham

    Director, Center for Integrated Design
    Assistant Professor of Practice, Design
    Marguerite Fairchild Centennial Professorship
  • Scott Lauger

    Option III Program Manager
    Graduate Coordinator, M.A. in Design focused on Design in Health
  • Doreen Lorenzo

    Assistant Dean, School of Design and Creative Technologies
    Professor of Practice
    Fellow of Marguerite Fairchild Centennial Professorship
  • Monica Penick

    Associate Chair, Design
    Associate Professor, Design
    Visiting Scholar Researcher, Harry Ransom Center
    Foxworth Centennial Fellow
  • Julie Schell

    Assistant Vice Provost of Academic Technology and Director of the Office of Academic Technology
    Executive Director for Instructional Continuity, Innovation, and Accreditation
    Assistant Professor of Practice, Design
    OnRamps Advisor
Multimedia artist and educator Yuliya Lanina in costume during her performance of Misread Signs
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