Meet the Faculty: Denise Ramzy

Denise Ramzy

Senior lecturer in design strategy at theĀ Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Academic focus

Denise Ramzy joins the Dyson School with an academic focus on design strategy and management, business design, sustainable design, and social entrepreneurship.


Most recently, Ramzy was a lecturer in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. Prior to working for Cornell, Ramzy was an assistant professor of strategic design and management at the Parsons School of Design, and interim director of the strategic design and management BBA program at Parsons Paris, the New School.

Ramzy’s academic background includes an MS in real estate development from Columbia University, an MID in industrial design from the University of the Arts, and a BA in art from Williams College.

On joining the SC Johnson College of Business

“The SC Johnson College of Business represents an extraordinary opportunity to rethink twenty-first-century business education in a transdisciplinary way. I look forward immensely to collaborating with colleagues and students alike to bring creative problem solving and a human-centered approach to the curriculum.”

“I’ll be moving only a short walk from my current home in the College of Human Ecology. The university’s strengths are many: its foundation as a land-grant institution; its expertise in agriculture, design, and hospitality (to name a few); and its commitment to public engagement. These make it an inspiring place to teach and work.”

Fun facts

In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, hiking, and baking.