Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement is available throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Review the list of Communication Design academic advisors. To request an appointment during their listed advisement times, send them an email using your City Tech email address. Allow 24 – 48 hours for a response. Include the following information:

  1. Full Name
  2. Empl ID number
  3. The purpose of the academic advising session

General questions can be emailed to the Department communicationdesign@citytech.cuny.edu.

Prepare for your virtual meeting with your Faculty Advisor:

  • have easy access to your current degree audit and past advisement worksheets
  • complete a “My Academic Career Planner” for the next two semesters
  • consider questions about course completion/progression and career opportunities/advancement
  • review the COMD Advisement Sheets for course listing unique to Communication Design students

Starting in Fall 2021, COMD students will have dedicated advisors who will become their point of contact for advisement and career updates. (if you haven’t been provided a COMD advisor, please reach out to the department via email.)



Faculty and Staff in the Department of Communication Design specialize in various areas of the design field:

Daniel Wong, Chair: Professor / Web Site Development/Graphic Design

MaryAnn Biehl, Professor / Graphic Design

Lloyd Carr, Associate Professor / Graphic Design Production

Douglas Davis, Professor  / Advertising/Art Direction

George Garrastegui Jr., Assistant Professor  / Graphic Design, Advertising/Art Direction

Anita Giraldo, Associate Professor / Graphics Design, Photography

Maria Giuliani, Professor  / Typography/Graphic Design

Tanya Goetz, Assistant Professor  / Graphic Design Production/ Internship Coordinator

M. Genevieve Hitchings, Associate Professor / Graphic Design

Josh Kapusinski, Assistant Professor / Motion Graphics/Video Production

George Larkins, Assistant Professor / Photography/Motion Graphics/Video Production

John McVicker, Associate Professor / Advertising/Art Direction

Robin Michals, Professor / Photography

Eli Neugeboren, Associate Professor / Illustration/Photo Retouching

Jenna Spevack, Professor  / Graphic Design; Web Site Development

Sara Woolley, Assistant Professor  / Illustration

Senior CLT: Luis Vasquez
Senior CLT: Michael Cannetti: Motion Graphics
CUNY COMD Office Staff: Sharmaine Bernard HillEmerald Williams

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