Interim Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design
Email - Yvonne Watson
Yvonne Watson was appointed Interim Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design in July 2022. A member of the School of Fashion faculty and leadership since 2010, Yvonne most recently served as Parsons’ Dean of Curriculum and Learning and Advisor to the
Provost’s Office on Curriculum. As a member of the Parsons Deans’ Council, Yvonne has been in the process of developing a systematic approach to ensuring the programs at Parsons are designed within a culture of equity, inclusion, and social justice.
Prior to this role, Yvonne was Associate Dean of Curriculum and Learning and promoted a culture of assessment and support for faculty investment and pedagogical growth. She previously served as Associate Dean in the School of Fashion, where she was
instrumental in the development and implementation of the BFA Fashion Design curriculum and articulation of pathways.
Yvonne's career has spanned roles that have encompassed both undergraduate and graduate studies. She holds a Master’s in Globalization, Identity and Technology from The School of Humanities, Nottingham Trent University and is undertaking a Doctorate in
Education with a focus on questions around the role that community, belonging, and kindness play in the development of inclusive pedagogy. Her praxis involves work in fashion sustainability and the rethinking of the supply chain to create inclusive
spaces for global artisans and fashion entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies.