Faculty and Staff

The GrC Department faculty is composed of well-known researchers, writers, consultants, and industry scholars. The faculty has gained a national reputation as leaders in the field of printing management, technology, design reproduction, and web and digital media, while gaining prominence in areas of Web applications and new media. This extensive knowledge has translated into unprecedented learning opportunities for students. The modern resources of the department and the vast knowledge of the faculty combine to provide students with the best possible education in graphic communication.

Students also benefit from the university's Research Professors from Industry Program. Through this program, the department brings graphic communication experts from industry into the classroom to provide supplemental instruction. The program gives students access to key industry figures who share views on day-to-day issues faced in the field.


Name Office Phone Email Spring 2024 Office Hours

Department Chair

Colleen Twomey
Department Chair

26-201 805-756-7385 ctwomey@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

Virtual via Calendly 

Monday/Friday 11:00am-12:00pm

In person bldg 26 rm 201

Monday-Friday by appointment 


Michelle Godfrey
Administrative Support
26-201B 805-756-1108 mrgodfre@calpoly.edu

In person bldg 26 rm 201

Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Virtual via email and zoom


Jen Owen

Administrative Support




In person GrC dept bldg 26 rm 201

Monday 8:00am-4:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm

In person COMS dept bldg 47 rm 33

Tuesday 8:00am -4:30pm

Wednesday 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Virtual via Zoom and email


Steve Standifer

Electrical Mechanical Technician II

26-211A 805-756-5613 sstand@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

In Person bldg 26 rm 211A

Monday 2:00pm-3:00pm



Ivan Bradley

26-205 805-756-1108 iwbradle@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

In person bldg 26 rm 205

Tuesday/Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm

Also by appointment

Nick Cooper







Office Hours:

In person bldg 26 rm 210C

Tuesday 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Wednesday 12:30pm -2:30pm

Thursday 10:00am-11:00am

Also by appointment

Lorraine Donegan
26-220 DRT Lab Office 805-756-7302 ldonegan@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

Not teaching Spring 2024

April Elliott


26-205 805-756-1108 apelliot@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

Virtual via Calendly

Day and time same as below

In person bldg 26 rm 205

(please schedule appt. via Calendly)

Wednesday 12:15pm-1:15pm 

Thursday 11:15am-1:15pm

Also by appointment

Nils Hoegsdal

26-206 805-756-1127 nhoegsda@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

In person bldg 26 rm 206

Wednesday 12pm - 3pm

virtual by appointment

Malcolm Keif
26-210C 805-270-5343 mkeif@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

Not teaching Spring 2024

Ruoxi Ma
26-210B 805-756-1466 rma07@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

Virtual via Calendly 

Days and times same as below

In person bldg 26 rm 210B

Wednesday 11:00am -12:00pm

Friday 11:00am- 12:00pm by appointment via Calendly

Ken Macro
26-216 805-756-2257 kmacro@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

In person bldg 26 rm 116  (Shakespeare Press Museum)

Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm

In Person bldg 26 rm 216

Tuesday 8:00am-9:30am

Thursday 1:30pm-2:30pm

Also by appointment 

(Please schedule through Calendly)

Bruno Ribeiro
26-214 805-756-2729 ribeiro@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

Virtual via Calendly 

Days and time same as below

In person bldg 26 rm 214 

Tuesday 1:10pm–3:00pm

Wednesday 11:10am–12:00pm

Thursday 11:10am–1:00pm

Also by appointment  

Xiaoying Rong
26-208 805-756-2027 xrong@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

In person bldg 26 rm 208 

Monday 1:10pm-2:00pm

Wednesday 12:10pm-2:00pm

Friday 2:10pm-3:00pm

Also by appointment  

Doug Speer


26-205 805-756-1108 dspeer@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

In person bldg 26 rm 205

Monday/Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm

Donna Templeton


26-215 805-756-1108 dtemplet@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

Virtual via Calendly 

Days and times same as below

In person bldg 26 rm 215 

Tuesday 10:00am–11:00am

Wednesday 10:00am–11:00am

Thursday 12:00pm–1:00pm

Also by appointment

Dina Vees
26-206 805-756-1127 dvees@calpoly.edu

Office Hours:

Not teaching Spring 2024

Hocheol Yang

26-209A 805-756-2210


Office Hours: 

Virtual via Calendly 

Days and time same as below

In person bldg 26 rm 209A 

Tuesday 3:00pm-5:00pm

Friday 9:00am-11:00am 

Also by appointment


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