HCDE Welcomes Next Department Chair
DR. DAVID W. MCDONALD JOINS HCDE FACULTY
Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) in welcoming Associate Professor Dr. David W. McDonald
to the HCDE faculty, assuming the position of Department Chair.
McDonald comes to HCDE from the UW’s Information School (iSchool) and brings a wide breadth of experience as a leader, educator, and researcher. His research interests span Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Social Computing. Currently, McDonald has ongoing projects studying mass interaction in Wikipedia and other online communities. He has collaborated with several HCDE students and faculty while at UW, including HCDE Professor Mark Zachry.
McDonald is excited to join HCDE and take on his new role as Chair. He is committed to growing the department's reputation and size, and looks forward to working with HCDE alumni in the coming years.
HCDE sends a huge thank-you to outgoing Chair Jan Spyridakis for her leadership throughout a six year tenure as Chair. Spyridakis led the department’s phenomenal growth though faculty recruitment, program expansion, and a department rebrand. Spyridakis began a year-long sabbatical this month.