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Adjunct & Affiliate Faculty

Adjunct Faculty  Affiliate Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

headshotLauren Bricker, Associate Teaching Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

PhD, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington; BS, Math, University of Michigan

Areas of specialization: Computer Science Education, Fabrication

Corie CobbCorie Cobb, Washington Research Foundation Innovation Professor in Clean Energy; Professor, Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University; BS, Product Design, Stanford University

Areas of specialization: Energy & Environment; Advanced Materials & Manufacturing

Audrey DesjardinsAudrey Desjardins, Assistant Professor, Division of Design, School of Art + Art History + Design

PhD and MA, Interaction Design, Simon Fraser University; BA, Industrial Design, Universite de Montreal

Areas of specialization: design, interaction design, sustainability

Anind DeyAnind Dey, Dean and Professor, The Information School

Areas of specialization: human-computer interaction, machine learning and artificial intelligence, ubiquitous and mobile computing

PhD and MS, Computer Science, Georgia Tech; MS, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech; BAS, Computer Engineering, Simon Fraser University

Batya Friedman Batya Friedman, Professor, The Information School

PhD and BA, University of California, Berkeley. Co-director Value Sensitive Design Research Laboratory 

Areas of specialization: human-computer interaction, especially human values in design, social and cultural aspects of information systems, and design methodology

David HendryDavid Hendry, Associate Professor, The Information School

PhD, Computer Science, Robert Gordon University, MSC and BA, Computing and Information Science, University of Guelph

Areas of specialization: human-computer interaction, development and evaluation of systems for information access, end-user programming, and cross-functional design.

Alexis HinikerAlexis Hiniker, Assistant Professor, the Information School

PhD, Human Centered Design and Engineering, University of Washington; MA, Learning, Design and Technology, Stanford University; BA, Computer Science, Harvard University

Areas of specialization: technology and family life

Benjamin Mako Hill, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

PhD, MIT Sloan School of Management / MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Areas of specialization: the intersection of communication, human-computer interaction, and sociology

Jennifer MankoffJennifer Mankoff, Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

PhD, Computer Science, Georgia Tech; BA, Oberlin College

Areas of specialization: human-computer interaction, accessibility, 3D printing of custom assistive technologies

James headshotJames Pierce, Assistant Professor, Division of Design, School of Art + Art History + Design

PhD, Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University; MS, Human-Computer Interaction / Design, Indiana University Bloomington; BS, Applied Mathematics with Computer Science minor, Illinois Institute of Technology

Areas of specialization: critical theory, design, digital arts, digital fabrication, human-computer interaction, industrial design, interaction design, social practice, sustainability, user experience design

Lilo PozzoLilo Pozzo, Professor, Chemical Engineering; Boeing-Roundhill Endowed Professor for Excellence in Engineering

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez

Areas of specialization: Data Science & Molecular Simulation, Health & Biotechnology, Advanced Materials & Interfacial Engineering, Clean Energy & Sustainability

headshotPrashanth Rajivan, Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering

PhD, Human Systems Engineering, Arizona State University; MS, Computing Studies, Arizona State University; B.Tech, Information Technology, Anna University, Chennai, India

Areas of specialization: Human factors and ergonomics, cyber security

Katharina ReineckeKatharina Reinecke, Associate Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

PhD, Computer Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Areas of specialization: human-computer interaction, intelligent user interfaces, cross-cultural experimentation.


Axel RoeslerAxel Roesler, Professor, Division of Design, School of Art + Art History + Design

PhD, Cognitive Systems Engineering. Interactive, visual, and dynamic display of information and the impact of innovation in everyday life

Areas of specialization: information visualization, coordination of perspectives on data, user experience design

Franziska RoesnerFranziska Roesner, Associate Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

PhD and MS, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington; BS, Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin 

Areas of specialization: computer security and privacy, computer systems design, human-computer interaction

Emma RoseEmma J. Rose, Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma

PhD, Human Centered Design & Engineering and MS, Technical Communication, University of Washington; BA, English, Duquesne University

Areas of specialization: practice of user experience, human-robot interaction, and participatory research methods

Eleftheria RoumeliEleftheria Roumeli, Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

PhD, Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; MSc, Materials Physics & Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; BSc, Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Areas of specialization: Composite materials, materials characterization, materials physics, polymers, biomaterials & bionanotechnology

headshotChirag Shah, Associate Professor, The Information School

PhD, Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina; MS, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts; MTech, Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology; BE, Computer Engineering, Dharamsinh Desai Institute of Technology

Areas of specialization: Information Retrieval/Seeking, Data Science, Personalization and Recommendation

Jamie SnyderJaime Snyder, Associate Professor, The Information School

PhD, Information Science and Technology, Syracuse University; MFA, Visual Art, Stanford University; BFA, Painting, Temple University

Areas of specialization: computer supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, information visualization

Katherine Steele Katherine Steele, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

PhD and MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University; BS, Engineering, Colorado School of Mines 

Areas of specialization: development of musculoskeletal models and simulation for use in evaluating human movement for clinical applications

Jane WinnJane Winn, Adjunct Professor, School of Law

JD,  Harvard University; BS, Queen Mary College, University of London 

Areas of specialization: Asian law, banking law, comparative law, contracts, cyber law, e-commerce, privacy

Jason YipJason Yip, Associate Professor, The Information School

PhD, Teaching and Learning & Policy and Leadership, University of Maryland – College Park

Areas of specialization: child-computer interaction, learning sciences, families and technologies

Affiliate Faculty

Mike Altman, Affiliate Instructor; Senior Interaction Designer, Google

BS, Information Science, Cognitive Psychology, Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science

Daniel Avrahami Daniel Avrahami, Affiliate Associate Professor; Senior Research Scientist, FX Palo Alto Laboratory

PhD and MS, Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University

Placeholder ImageAdi Azulay, Affiliate Instructor; Software Engineer II, Microsoft

Master of Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, School of Visual Arts, New York

Elin BjorlingElin A. Björling, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington

PhD, Nursing Science, University of Washington; MA, Psychology, Antioch University Seattle; BA, Fine Arts, University of Illinois

Suzanne Boyd

Suzanne Boyd, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Founder and CEO, Anthro-Tech

MA, Communication, University of Washington; BA, Cultural Anthropology, University of British Columbia

Placeholder ImageKaren Thomas-Brown, Affiliate Professor, Associate Dean, College of Engineering

PhD and BA, Geography, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; Diploma in Teaching, Secondary Education, Geography & Social Studies Mico University College, Kingston, Jamaica

Rebecca Destello Rebecca Destello, Affiliate Instructor; Research Manager, Google

MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Kristin Dew Kristin Dew, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Senior UX Researcher, Smartsheet

PhD and MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington
BS, Journalism & International Studies, Northwestern University

Paul Elrif

Paul Elrif, Affiliate Instructor; Principal: Caelus LLC.  Owner: Dragonfly Nutrition Bars

PhD, cognitive and experimental psychology, Tufts University. UX research, UX design, marketing research, and UX software development

Zakiya Hanafi Zakiya Hanafi,  Affiliate Assistant Professor; Writer and Researcher

PhD, Italian Studies, minor in Comparative Literature (French), Stanford University; MA, Comparative Literature (French and Italian), University of British Columbia

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Shana Lee Hirsch, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Associate Director, UW's Pacific Marine Energy Center

PhD, Water Resources--Law, Policy, & Management, University of Idaho; MA, Cultural Studies, University of Washington; MSc, Global Environment, Politics, & Society, the University of Edinburgh

headshotErik Hofer, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Associate Vice President for Academic Services and Deputy Chief Information Officer, University of Washington

MS, Information, University of Michigan School of Information; BA, Psychology,  University of Michigan

headshotIsaac Holeman, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Co-founder & Research Lead at Medic Mobile, Gates Cambridge Scholar

PhD, Innovation, strategy and organization studies; University of Cambridge; MPhil, Sociology, University of Cambridge; BA, Liberal Arts, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Lewis and Clark College

Andrew “bunnie” HuangAndrew “bunnie” Huang, Affiliate Assistant Professor

PhD, Electrical Engineering, MIT

RuthRuth Kikin-Gil, Affiliate Instructor; Responsible AI Strategist, Senior UX Designer, Microsoft

Masters, Interaction Design Institute, Ivrea, Italy; Bachelor of Design, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

Daniella Kim Daniella Kim, Affiliate Assistant Professor; UX Strategist and User Researcher, Fred Hutch

PhD, Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington; BS, Animal Science, University of California, Davis


Robin Mays, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Senior Researcher, Resilience and Humanitarian Systems

PhD, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Andres Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Lead Research Scientist, Snap Inc.

PhD and MS, Human Computer Interaction, MIT Media Lab; BS, Computer Engineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Jonathan Morgan, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Senior Design Researcher, Wikimedia

PhD and MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Placeholder ImageManuela Noske,  Affiliate Assistant Professor; Community Manager, Translators without Borders

PhD, Linguistics, University of Chicago; MS, African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, University of Cologne

Mania OrandMania Orand, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Senior User Experience Researcher, Amazon

PhD, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington; MS, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University; MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

headshotDenae Ford Robinson, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Research Scientist

PhD, Computer Science, North Carolina State University; MS, Computer Science, North Carolina State University; BS, Computer Science, North Carolina State University

Placeholder ImageSaiph Savage, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

PhD and Masters of Science Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara; Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico

Sonia Savelli

Sonia Savelli, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Research Scientist, Applied Physics Laboratory

PhD, Cognitive Psychology, University of Washington

Matthew Shobe Matthew Shobe, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Chief UX Officer at Mighty AI

MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington; BA, Professional Writing, Purdue University

Kent Sullivan, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Principal, Be Curious With Us

BA, Professional Writing, Purdue University

Alex Thayer, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Head of Research, Amazon Search

PhD, Human Centered Design & Engineering; MS, Technical Communication; BS, Technical Communication; BA with Distinction, Art History, University of Washington

Lauren ThomasLauren Thomas, Affiliate Assistant Professor; Sr. Program Manager, Machine Learning University

PhD, Engineering Education, Virginia Tech; MS, Optical Engineering, Norfolk State University; BS, Physics, Spelman College

Roger Vilardaga Roger Vilardaga, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Duke University

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno; BS, Psychology, Universitat de Barcelona

Sarah Zuberec Sarah Zuberec, Affiliate Instructor

MS, Industrial Engineering - Human Factors, University of Toronto; BS, Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

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