Berkeley College Appoints Eileen MacAvery Kane as Chair of New Graphic Design program


, 2013

Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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Berkeley College is pleased to announce the appointment of Eileen MacAvery Kane as Chair of the new Graphic Design program at Berkeley College. Students can pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Graphic Design in Woodland Park, NJ, and through Berkeley College Online starting in the Fall Quarter, which begins on September 30.  

“Ms. MacAvery Kane brings 25 years of experience working as a creative director, art director and graphic designer to her new position at Berkeley College,” said Judith F. Kornberg, PhD, Berkeley College Dean, School of Professional Studies.

As the Art Director and Graphic Designer at Bear Books Design in Chester, NY, Ms. MacAvery Kane created strategic and conceptual design solutions for a wide variety of clients including ABC Television, ABC Radio and Smithsonian magazine. In addition, she has taught graphic design courses at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online, Rockland Community College and the Peekskill Center for Digital Arts. She also is the author of three books including “Ethics: A Graphic Designer’s Field Guide.”

As a Visiting Scholar, Ms. MacAvery Kane will spend August 30 ­­to September 9 at Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. During the visit, she will present on ethics in graphic design to students and faculty and will meet faculty members to plan interdisciplinary projects between graphic design students at Berkeley College and Tshwane University of Technology. In addition, she will present her paper “Ethics in Graphic Design: A Call to Arms for an Undergraduate Course,” at the 2013 Design Educators Forum of South Africa that will be held at Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, on September 2.

Ms. MacAvery Kane holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Graphic Design from Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY; and an Associate’s degree in Graphic Arts Technology from Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY.

A leader in providing career-focused education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,700 students — including over 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has six New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover.  In New York there are three locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

Photo Caption: Eileen MacAvery Kane has been appointed Chair of the new Graphic Design program at Berkeley College. Students can pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Graphic Design in Woodland Park, NJ, and through Berkeley College Online starting in September.  




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