Jane Pirone’s experience as an Assistant Professor of Communication Design at Parsons, The New School for Design, where she served as Director of the Communication Design program serves her exceptionally well in her role as the Dean of SDS.

Jane’s research focuses on methods of interdisciplinary and collaborative design practice and on the creation of location/mobile/networked-based media projects centered around the building of community, while supporting advocacy, activism, and social change – specifically within the urban context. Jane is a founding member of the Datamyne Project (myne.newschool.edu), and the urbanBIKE initiative (urbanbike.parsons.edu). In addition, she is the founder/creative director of Not For Tourists (http://www.notfortourists.com) and the award winning design firm, Happy Mazza Media, which specialized in information and interactive design for clients such as Nickelodeon, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, IBM, and the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Jane received a BFA from the University of Michigan, and an MS in Telecommunications and Information Management from Polytechnic University.