Faculty and Staff

Executive in Residence

The Executive in Residence program brings an industry leader to campus annually to share their expertise with students and faculty. Alternating each year between interior design and apparel and merchandising, executives will:

  • Provide prospective on the future of the field.
  • Expand students’ perceptions of career opportunities.
  • Encourage students’ proactive ownership of their career paths.
  • Provide input to curriculum planning.
  • Assist the department in expanding the department’s external networks.

Executive in Residence Series Spring 2014

Roz Cama
Life Indoors: Interior Design’s Impact on Health and Well-Being

Cama Poster

Rosalyn Cama, FASID, is the president of CAMA, Inc., New Haven, CT, an evidence-based healthcare design firm.

Thursday April 24, 2014 at 7pm - Clark A202

Roz has served in a voluntary capacity as the twenty-fourth President of the American Society of Interior Designers, (ASID), Past Chair and Trustee of ASID’s Foundation and currently serves as Chair of the Board for the Center for Health Design. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction in Interior Design and Textiles from the University of Connecticut. She is a frequent writer and international lecturer on the topic of evidence-based healthcare design. Roz has authored Evidence-Based Healthcare Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. publisher, released in 2009. She was named ASID Designer of Distinction in 2012, the highest practice honor bestowed by this professional society.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, CAMA has worked nationwide in the area of healthcare and academic settings for higher education. Currently, CAMA is engaged with Memorial Sloan Kettering in establishing standards for a branded patient experience; with Brigham+Women’s Hospital and Mainline Health System in establishing exemplified wayfinding and legacy acknowledgement and healing art placement; with Princeton Health System in continued philanthropic development through their arts for healing program and through staff education and empowerment of maintaining an optimal patient experience through interior design standards; with the Yale-New Haven Health System in the development of their Ronald McDonald House, and North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital in workplace productivity.


Previous Executive in Residence

Elizabeth Steed
Elizabeth Steed (2013)
Jon Otis
Jon Otis (2012)
Joshua Bridgeman
Joshua Bridgeman (2011)
Penny Bonda
Penny Bonda (2010)
Shona Quinn
Shona Quinn (2009)
Therese Versirius
Therese Versirius (2008)
Diane Currie
Diane Currie (2007)
Jan Johnson
Jan Johnson (2006)
Winnie Willcox
Winnie Willcox (2005)