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Alan Marks

Alan Marks

Assistant Teaching Professor
Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE)

  • 313 Sieg Building


Alan Marks is an assistant teaching professor in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington. He has been building software for users for more than thirty years, since earning his Master of Science degree from the HCDE Department in 1991.

Marks has worked in the industry as a UX professional, program manager, startup co-founder, and as a business and technical leader and advisor. He spent a decade at Microsoft working on large-scale problems, and many years in startups and consultancy. Marks is currently part-time CTO of a company dedicated to improving elementary math education. He has many years of teaching experience, beginning with student teaching at a primary school in college. Marks' university-level teaching includes teaching technical writing for the College of Engineering, lecturing in HCDE for the User-Centered Design Certificate, and for the Bachelor's program since September of 2019. In 2021, Marks was appointed Affiliate Faculty by the department.