About Us




DIG Chair, Rande Blank

Rande is Chair of NAEA's Design Interest Group and Director of the Higher Education Division for the Pennsylvania Art Education Association. Alongside her NAEA responsibilities, she is Director of The University of the Arts MAT Visual Arts Education and faculty member of the Art and Design Education Department.




DIG Chair-Elect and Webmaster, Doris Wells-Papanek

Doris is Chair-Elect and Webmaster of NAEA's Design Interest Group. In addition to her NAEA responsibilities, she is the Founder and Director of the Design Learning Network where she collaborates with K-12 and college educators, creative practitioners, and learners to design and research creative problem-solving learning experiences.




DIG Past- Chair, Jan Norman

Jan is Past- Chair of NAEA's Design Interest Group and Director of the Summer Studio Design Thinking. Prior to her responsibilities at NAEA, she was the National Director of Education, Research, and Professional Development at Young Audiences Arts for Learning, as well as the Founding Director of Design for Thinking Teaching Institute.