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Campus Map
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Class Schedule
A Complete List of Classes

Meet the Faculty


Elsa TorresElsa Torres, M.A., San Francisco State University
CGBP (Certified Green Building Professional)
Full-time Assistant Professor of Interior Design and Program Coordinator

Elsa came to Cañada College in January of 2011 as a full-time faculty member. She teaches Interior Architectural Drawing, Introduction to Interior Design, Space Planning and Design, Commercial Design, the Sustainable Design courses, as well as overseeing the Interior Design Interns. Elsa is a Certified Green Building Professional working on expanding the Sustainable Design course offerings and certificate program. She regularly attends update seminars and conferences in this area. Elsa previously taught Interior Design courses at Santa Rosa Junior College where she also developed their Green/Sustainable Design Certificate program proposal. As a practicing interior designer, Elsa is part of the professional design group Interior Design Associates (IDA), has several design projects in progress, including a green design project for Cañada in collaboration with two former students, and has worked with other designers in the area.



Steven DavisSteven Davis

Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Steve is a registered professional engineer, with both public and private sector expertise in residential and commercial construction and applying and enforcing building codes and standards. Steve currently serves as the Building Official in the City of Fremont.


Denny HollandDenny Holland, Allied ASID

Assistant Professor of Interior Design, ASID Student Chapter Faculty Advisor

Denny, a graduate of the Cañada Interior Design program, has a fine arts background and teaches the Presentation Techniques classes. He combines his fine art and painting expertise with Interior Design.


Anjana JoshiAnjana Joshi, NCIDQ

Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Anjana, with expertise in creative thinking and conceptual design, teaches Critical Thinking for Interior Design.


Sharon KasserSharon Kasser, ASID, CID

Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Sharon, a graduate of the Cañada Interior Design program, teaches Introduction to Interior Design and Professional Practices. Her areas of expertise are business practices and architecture of the early 20th Century.



David MuzioDavid Muzio,

Assistant Professor of Interior Design

David works in the custom home building and construction business, with expertise in AutoCAD as he has been using the various versions for many years. Dave has developed company drafting standards for past companies he has worked with and currently oversees the drafting of his co-workers. Dave also trains new employees and interns on the software.


Debra NorrisDebra Norris, CKD

Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Debra, a Certified Kitchen Designer, has worked for several firms in the Bay and Sacramento areas. Her expertise is in Kitchen and Bath Design.


Kenneth RoseKenneth Rose, CKD

Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Ken’s expertise is in Kitchen and Bath Design as well as furniture design and interior detailing. A Certified Kitchen Designer, he has an extensive background in the custom design of furniture and cabinetry, as well as kitchen and bath design.


Jill Hornbeck, B.S., UC Davis
Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Jill, a graduate from UC Davis, has owned her own Interior Design business for over 20 years specializing in Residential Interiors especially Kitchens and Baths. She has also done model homes and staging emphasizing practicality in her designs. She teaches Materials and Finishes.

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