Unfortunately the link you have posted is not The Academy of Art University, it is the International Academy of Design and Technology. They are different institutes. Sorry if it seemed as if I called you a liar, I did not mean such thing. I just wanted to point out that it is indeed a different school.
This is our link: www.academyart.edu
our department head is Tom Matano, the designer of the original MX-5/Miata as well as the chief designer for Mazda.