Kathryn Dethier | RA, NCIDQ, LEED GA 

Chair of Design Arts, Professor 
Kathryn Dethier is chair of Design Arts at Moore College of Art & Design, where she has taught since 2009. She is an accomplished scholar, administrator and full professor in the fields of architecture and interior design. She joined Moore after having taught and served in administrative roles for more than a decade at Drexel University and Philadelphia University. Dethier’s interests include sustainable design, an enduring and evolving topic critical to the practice of architecture, and the intersection of design and humanitarian action for crisis responses to disasters, migration and immigration. View full profile


Francine Martini | AIA, IDEC, IIDA, NCIDQ

Associate Professor
Francine Martini’s teaching philosophy can be summed up in one wordexplore! She aims to create an environment where students can explore their ideas and test their limits while assimilating the knowledge needed to succeed in the industry. Developing creative design solutions involves exploring all avenues of design and seeing the world in a larger framework and understanding that all is connectedexperimentation, inspiration and information—as design is not a linear process. By following an inquiry-based process and motivating students to test and push the envelope, designs develop more creatively; students are encouraged to expand their thinking and to look at design more critically. View full profile


Heather Ujiie

Interdisciplinary Assistant Professor
Heather Ujiie grew up in New York’s Greenwich Village, part of a family of artist educators, and believes her creativity comes from a lively bohemian childhood. She is an interdisciplinary assistant professor at Moore College of Art & Design, and her installations and artwork have been exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has participated in exhibits at Hangaram Arts Center Museum and the Seoul Art Center in Korea; The Salon Art & Design Fair at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY; the State Museum of Pennsylvania; Delaware Art Museum; Hunterdon Museum of Art; Racine Art Museum; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art; the Philadelphia International Airport; and the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial MuseumView full profile