Pratt Institute
Academic Director of Sustainability

Pratt's Academic Director of Sustainability, Debra Johnson, has been working across the institute to implement Pratt’s strategic commitment to link the greening of its campus with greening of its academic programs. Deb is leading the vision for Pratt’s Center for Sustainable Design Studies and Research (CSDS) – an open source regional resource center for educators and designers. Deb was the chair of the Industrial Design Program at Pratt from 1998 to 2005 and serve as chair of the NYC chapter of the IDSA, the education director for IDSA Northeast region and strategic director for education for the “Designers Accord”. Recently she founded PALS (Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability) an international group of educators envisioning the future of art and design education.