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Adjunct & Affiliate Faculty, Lecturers


Adjunct Faculty

Batya Friedman, PhD (1988) and BA (1979), University of California, Berkeley. Co-director Value Sensitive Design Research Laboratory. Human-computer interaction, especially human values in design, social and cultural aspects of information systems, and design methodology. Home department: The Information School.

Thomas Furness, PhD, Engineering and Applied Science, University of Southampton, England (1981); BS, Electrical Engineering, Duke University (1966). Founder and International Director (HIT Lab UK). Display systems engineering, human factors, computer graphics. Home department: Industrial & Systems Engineering.

David Hendry, PhD, Computer Science, Robert Gordon University (1996), MSC (1989) and BA (1986), Computing and Information Science, University of Guelph. Human-computer interaction, development and evaluation of systems for information access, end-user programming, and cross-functional design. Home department: The Information School.
Benjamin Mako Hill, PhD, MIT Sloan School of Management / MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research at the intersection of communication, human-computer interaction, and sociology. Home department: Communication.

Tad Hirsch, PhD, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008); MS, Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004); MDes, Interaction Design, Carnegie Mellon University (2000); BA, Philosophy, Vassar College (1992). Assistant Professor, University of Washington, interaction design and visual communication design (2011–Present). Founder and director of the Public Practice Studio, a public interest research and design lab. Director of graduates studies in the Division of Design, School of Art + Art History + Design.

Katharina Reinecke, PhD, Computer Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Key research areas: human-computer interaction, intelligent user interfaces, cross-cultural experimentation. Home department: Computer Science & Engineering.
Axel Roesler, PhD, Cognitive Systems Engineering. Interactive, visual, and dynamic display of information and the impact of innovation in everyday life. Areas of application are information visualization, coordination of perspectives on data, and user experience design. Home department: Division of Design, School of Art + Art History + Design.
Jaime Snyder, PhD, Information Science and Technology, Syracuse University. MFA, Visual Art, Stanford University. BFA, Painting, Temple University. Areas of specialization are computer supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, and information visualization. Home department: The Information School.
Katherine Steele, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University. MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University. BS, Engineering, Colorado School of Mines. Development of musculoskeletal models and simulation for use in evaluating human movement for clinical applications. Home department: Mechanical Engineering. 

Affiliate Faculty

Daniel Avrahami, PhD, Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University. MS, Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University. Senior Research Scientist, FX Palo Alto Laboratory
Michael Berg, MBA, University of Washington (2011); MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington (2009); BA in Psychology, Anthropology, and English, University of Washington (2001). IT Program Manager with the User Experience Central Group, Microsoft Corporation.

Suzanne Boyd, MA, Department of Communication, UW. Principal Consultant, Anthro-Tech, Inc.
Charlie Claxton, MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering (TC), University of Washington (2008); BS, Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia (2000). Head of User Experience, Amazon.
Rebecca Destello, MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington (2011). Director of User Research, Anthro-Tech.
Carla DiFranco, MA, German Translation, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Kent State University (1997); BA, German Languages and Literature, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University (1993). Senior Program Manager, Application Compatibility and Device Compatibility, Microsoft.
Zakiya Hanafi, PhD, Italian Studies, minor in Comparative Literature (French), Stanford University (1991); MA, Comparative Literature (French and Italian), University of British Columbia (1987). Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, University of Washington (1991-1996); Adjunct Professor, Ca'Foscari University of Venice (2003-2009).
Mary Beth Hasselquist, MD, Mayo Medical School (1980); BS, University of Minnesota (1976). Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington; Obstetrician, Group Health Hospital.
Andrew Monroy-Hernandez, PhD, MIT Media Lab. MS, MIT Media Lab. Social computing systems for collaborative creativity and collective action. Researcher, FUISE Labs, Microsoft Research. 
Margie Morris, PhD, Psychology, University of New Mexico. BA, English, Haverford College. Emotion, relationships, and technology. Senior Researcher, Intel.
Matthew Shobe, MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington (1996); BA, Professional Writing, Purdue University (1993). 
Mike Sinkula, MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington. BA, Communication Design, California State University-Chico. Creative Director & Owner, Premium Design Works.
Lauren Thomas, PhD, Engineering Education, Virginia Tech “Preparing and Progressing: A Narrative Study of Optics and Photonics Graduate Students’ Identity-Trajectory”. MS Optical Engineering, Opto-electronics track, Norfolk State University, BS  Physics, Spelman College. 
Roger Vilardaga, PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno. Mobile technologies for advancement of contextual behavioral science. Home department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 

Lecturers

Mike Altman, BS, Information Science, Cognitive Psychology, Northeastern University. Senior UX Designer, Amazon Web Services.
 
Course: HCDE 536

Matt Austin

Course: HCDE 536

Elin Bjorling

Course: HCDE 519

Melissa Clarkson, PhD, Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Washington; MDes, Communication Planning and Information Design, Carnegie Mellon University; MA, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Kansas; BS, Biochemistry / Microbiology, Kansas State University.

Course: HCDE 308

Mary Colleen-Jenkins, MA, Literature, Ohio University; BA, English, Ohio University; Certificate, Editing, University of Washington.

Course: ENGR 231

Paul Elrif, PhD, cognitive and experimental psychology, Tufts University.  Principal: Caelus LLC. UX research, UX design, marketing research, and UX software development. Owner: Dragonfly Nutrition Bars. 
 
Course: HCDE 518

Susan Evans

Course: HCDE 598

Jeremy Kayes, BS, Communication Arts and Design, Virginia Commonwealth University. Design Integrator, Microsoft. Author/Illustrator of “The Indies, Five Artists No Quitting.”
 
Course: HCDE 496/596
Daniella Kim, PhD, Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington; BS, Animal Science, University of California, Davis. Principal; Halibut Flats Research and Development. User Experience Researcher, OneSpark.
 
Course: HCDE 502, HCDE 517, HCDE 518
Tina Loucks-Jaret, MS, Technical Communication, University of Washington; BS Environmental Studies and BS Botany, University of Washington. Owner, Petals to Protons Technical Writing & Editing.
 
Course: ENGR 231
Robin Martin-Emerson, MS, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BS, Psychology, University of Florida. User Research Director, Blink UX.
 
Course: HCDE 511
Kate Mobrand, PhD, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington; MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington; BS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington.
 
Course: ENGR 231

Manuela Noske

Course: HCDE 512

Brook Sattler

Course: HCDE 517

Irini Spyridakis, MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington; BS, Geography, University of Washington.

Course: HCDE 231, HCDE 301

Chris Wrenn

Course: ENGR 231

Thomas Wu

Course: HCDE 532

Telle Zeiler, MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington (2011) with a specialization in User-Centered Design & Communication. Senior UX Researcher, Nordstrom.

Course: HCDE 518

Sarah Zuberec, Master of Applied Science, Industrial Engineering - Human Factors, University of Toronto; Bachelor of Applied Science, Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto.

Course: HCDE 511, HCDE 518, HCDE 313