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Ann Gerondelis
Ann Gerondelis
Department Head, Design



Ann Gerondelis AIA, IDSA is the Head of the Design Department in Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. She brings a broad range of experience in academic leadership, educational innovation and design in multiple disciplines. 

Ann is an architect, and practiced for 12 years before joining the National University of Singapore, then later the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her work in design representation related to inquiry fueled curricular innovations in Industrial Design, Architecture and Building Construction. Funded research projects include the development of a high school Bio-Inspired Design Learning Community, Design Integrated with Middle School STEM Courses, and the design of Bio-Inspired Design learning tools. She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Woman of Excellence Faculty Award.

Professor Gerondelis leads a wide range of programs in the Design Department including Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, Photography, and Design & Merchandising. This includes graduate programs in Retail & Merchandising and Fashion Design.

Ann remains fascinated by embodied perception and its relationship to the design of human experiences – from the scale of the built environment to objects that surround us.


BSc Arch, Georgia Institute of Technology 1981
M Arch, Georgia Institute of Technology 1985