Associate Director for Faculty Affairs
The Office of Faculty Affairs at the School of Design supports the Dean and the School by facilitating the recruitment and appointment, promotion, and retention of distinguished faculty. This office coordinates with the Provost’s Office to manage faculty appointments, provide oversight and guidance for standing committees, support University initiatives to enhance faculty recruitment and retention, and coordinate resources, policies and information for faculty and staff.
Karyn Tufarolo has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education, with a focus in art and design programming and administration. She joined PennDesign in September 2015 after more than 15 years at the University of the Arts, where she was the Assistant Director of Professional and Adult Programs. At UArts, Karyn hired, oriented and worked closely with faculty in the Division of Continuing Studies. She holds a BA in English from Elizabethtown College and an MA in Museum Communication from the University of the Arts.