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Brenda Cowan

Brenda is the Chair of Graduate Exhibition Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY where she is responsible for the ongoing evolution of the MA programís core curriculum, direction of academic and design instruction, and facilitation of the programís relationship with the profession. Brenda holds an M.S.Ed. in Museum Leadership from the Bank Street College of Education, a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and a NYS K-12 teaching license in visual arts. Her background includes work for museums and design firms in the roles of interpreter, exhibition developer, education director, evaluator, and project manager. Brenda has taught on the graduate level at Bank Street College of Education and Pratt Institute. Brenda co-founded Exhibit A Design Group, Inc. where she worked on permanent and traveling exhibitions, educational products and master plans for clients including the National Park Service, civic and cultural institutions, historical and childrenís museums. Brenda is a member of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design, the American Association of Museums and the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association. She has published essays and articles for Exhibitionist Magazine, the National Society for Experiential Education, Exhibit Builder Magazine, Exhibit City News, Hand-To-Hand, and presented at conferences across the US and in Europe.
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