Adjunct & Affiliate Faculty, Lecturers

Adjunct Faculty

Maya CackmakMaya Cakmak, Assistant Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

PhD, Robotics, Georgia Institute of Technology; MS, Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University; BS, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University

Areas of specialization: human-robot interaction, programming by demonstration, robot teleoperation

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.

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

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

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

headshotPrashanth Rajivan, Adjunct 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, Assistant 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, Associate 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, Assistant 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, Assistant 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

Jamie SnyderJaime Snyder, Assistant 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, Assistant 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, Assistant 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 Instructor; Senior Research Scientist, FX Palo Alto Laboratory

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

Placeholder ImageLindsay Beach, Affiliate Instructor; Design Manager, Tableau Software

MFA, Design Development + Research, The Ohio State University; Visiting Scholar, The National University of Singapore School of Design + Environment; BFA, Graphic Design, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Michael BergMichael Berg, Affiliate Instructor; Senior UX Researcher, Amazon

MBA, University of Washington; MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington; BA, Psychology, Anthropology, and English, University of Washington

Suzanne Boyd

Suzanne Boyd, Affiliate Instructor; Founder and CEO, Anthro-Tech

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

Charlie ClaxtonCharlie Claxton, Affiliate Instructor; Head of User Experience, Amazon

MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington; BS, Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia

Azzurra Cox, Affiliate Instructor; Designer, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol

Master of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design; BA, Social Studies, Harvard University

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

MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Carla DiFranco Carla DiFranco, Affiliate Instructor; Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

MA, German Translation, Kent State University; BA, German Languages and Literature, Ohio State 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 Instructor; Writer and Researcher

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

headshotErik Hofer, Affiliate Instructor; 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

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

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


Scott MainwaringScott Mainwaring, Affiliate Instructor; Independent Researcher

PhD, Cognitive Psychology, Stanford University; AB, Computer Science, Harvard University

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

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

Jonathan Morgan, Affiliate Instructor; Senior Design Researcher, Wikimedia

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

Margie Morris Margie Morris, Affiliate Instructor; Senior Researcher, Intel

PhD, Psychology, University of New Mexico; BA, English, Haverford College

Sonia Savelli

Sonia Savelli, Affiliate Instructor; Research Scientist, Applied Physics Laboratory

PhD, Cognitive Psychology, University of Washington

Matthew Shobe Matthew Shobe, Affiliate Instructor; Chief UX Officer at Mighty AI

MS, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington; 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 Instructor; 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 ZuberecSarah Zuberec, Affiliate Instructor

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


Jared Bauer, Design Researcher, Microsoft

PhD, Information Science, University of Washington; MSI, Information Science with a specialization in HCI, University of Michigan; BS, Cognitive Science with a specialization in HCI, UCSD

Elin Bjorling

Elin A. Björling, Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington

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

Courses: HCDE 518, HCDE 519 

Justin Hamacher, Principal User Experience Designer, PicMonkey

MS, Human Centered Design and Engineering; BFA, Visual Communication, Cornish College of the Arts; BA, Studio Art, University of Puget Sound

Mary Colleen-JenkinsMary-Colleen Jenkins, Independent writing coach and editor

MA, Literature, Ohio University; BA, English, Ohio University; Certificate, Editing, University of Washington

Course: ENGR 231

Tina Louks-Jaret Tina Loucks-Jaret,  Owner, Petals to Protons Technical Writing & Editing

MS, Technical Communication, University of Washington; BS Environmental Studies and BS Botany, University of Washington

Course: ENGR 231

Tamara NeelyTamara Neely, Technical Editor

MA, Journalism and Public Affairs, American University; BA, International Relations, University of Delaware

Course: ENGR 231

Lisa Owen

MS, Technical Japanese Translation, University of Washington; BS, Quantitative Methods in Business and Economics, Central Washington University; BA, Japanese, Central Washington University

Course: ENGR 231

Placeholder ImageChris Wrenn, Sales Operations Manager, Adobe Systems

MA, English Language and Literature, University of Virginia; BA, English Language and Literature, Santa Clara University

Course: ENGR 231