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 Fall 2023 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

Days and times vary by appointment

Also 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

Tuesday8:00am -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:

Virtual via Zoom and email

(Please make an appointment via Calendly )

In person bldg 26 rm 205

Monday 12:00pm-2:00pm

Also by appointment

Nick Cooper







Office Hours:

Virtual via email appointment

In person bldg 26 rm 210C

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

Also by appointment

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

Office Hours:

In person bldg 26 rm 220 (DRT Lab Office)

Thursday 9:10am -11:00am

April Elliott


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

Office Hours:

Virtual [link wil be provided when appointment is scheduled]

(days and times same as in person below)

In person bldg 26 rm 205 

Wednesday/Friday 2:15pm-3:15pm

Also by appointment

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

Office Hours:

Virtual via Calendly

Monday 11:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday/Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm

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

Office Hours:

Virtual via Calendly (days and time same as in person below)

In person bldg 26 rm 210B

Tuesday/Wednesday 12:00pm -2:00pm

Also by appointment

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

Office Hours:

In person bldg 26 rm 116  (Shakespeare Press Museum)

Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm

In Person bldg 26 rm 216

Tuesday 10:00am-11:00am

Friday 8:00am-9:00am 

Also by appointment 

(Please schedule through Calendly)

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

Office Hours:

Virtual via Zoom (days and time same as in person below)

In person bldg 26 rm 214 


Wednesday 11:10am–12:00pm

Also by appointment  

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

Office Hours:

In person bldg 26 rm 208 

Monday 10:10 am-11:00 am

Wednesday 9:10 am-11:00am

Friday 2:10pm-3:00pm

Also by appointment  

Lyndee Sing Small


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

Office Hours:

Virtual via Zoom (days and times same as in person below. Please book appointments via Calendly)

In person bldg 26 rm 205 

Monday 3:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday 2:00pm-3:00pm

Also by appointment

(please book through Calendly)

Doug Speer


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

Office Hours:

Virtual via Zoom 

Monday 5:00pm-6:00pm

Also by appointment

Donna Templeton


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

Office Hours:

Virtual via Calendly (days and times same as in person below)

In person bldg 26 rm 215 

Wednesday/Friday 12:00pm–1:30pm

Also by appointment

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

Office Hours:

In person bldg 26 rm 206

Monday 11:00am–12:00pm

Tuesday 1:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesday 12:00pm-2:00pm

If office hours do not work for your schedule, please book an appointment through Bookings here Book time with Dina Vees

Hocheol Yang

26-209A 805-756-2210


Office Hours: 

Virtual via Calendly (days and time same as in person below)

In person bldg 26 rm 209A 

Tuesday 12:00pm-2:00pm 

Wednesday 10:00am -12:00pm

Also by appointment


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