Faculty

IIT Institute of Design teaches a methods-based curriculum, focused on creating user and organizational value, and celebrates divergent points of view through a multidisciplinary faculty. ID faculty promotes a learning environment that enriches perspectives, leads to new thinking and empowers students to tackle large, ambiguous problems that improve people’s lives.

Full-Time Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

 Adjunct Faculty

* ID alumnus

  • Lawrence Abrahamson*, IDEO Transcultural Design
  • Deborah Alden, The Comradery Transcultural Design
  • Greg Ames, Worthington IndustriesThe Hero’s Journey
  • Sara Aye*, Greater Good StudioResearch Methods for Product Development
  • Stefanie Bachetti*, SC JohnsonThis Visualization Workshop
  • Santosh Basapur, MotorolaDesign Process and Knowledge
  • Bruce Bendix, Baker Tilly, Virchow Krause, LLPResearch & Demonstration
  • Kevin Budelmann, PeopledesignCreative Translation
  • John Cain, SapientNitro Theory and Foundation of Human-Centered Design
  • Lyman Casey, CentralisUsability Methods
  • Kelly Costello*, Panorama InnovationObserving Users
  • Erik Crimmin*, Doblin
    Planning Workshop
  • Kevin Denney*, IIT Institute of DesignStrategic Design Research
  • Eric Diamond*, Leo BurnettGraduate Introduction to Design
  • Jeremy Dumm*, IIT Institute of Design Introduction to Product Design I & II
  • Peter Ehling, WrigleyPrototyping Methods
  • Megan Fath*, Conifer Reinventing the Persona
  • Rahika Gupta*, Wrigley
    Graduate Introduction to Communication Design II
  • Steve Hammond, New VisionValuing an Innovation Pipeline
  • Ann Hintzman*, gravitytankBehavioral Finance
  • Eric Holubow*, Leo BurnettGraduate Introduction to Photography
  • Ben Jacobson, ConiferObserving Users
  • David Jaggi, WrigleyIdea Incubator Workshop
  • Sung Jang, School of Arts, Institute Of ChicagoGraduate Introduction to Product Design II
  • Hemmant Jha, Kellogg School of ManagementProduct Design Workshop
  • Mark A. Jones*, IDEOObserving Users
  • Stokes Jones, Motorola Mobility Ethnographic Interviewing
  • Kathi Kaiser, CentralisUsability Methods
  • Joel Kashuba, SC JohnsonThe Hero’s Journey
  • Larry Keeley, Doblin
    Strategic Design Planning
  • Vladimir Kharaz, High Sierra Sports CompanyProduction Methods
  • Henry King, King Innovation GroupInnovation Strategy
  • Yi Leng Lee*, Doblin Planning Workshop
  • Taylor Lies*, LextantParticipatory Design Research
  • Amber Lindholm*, FrogResearch Photography
  • Paolo Lozenzoni, IDEO Service Design Workshop
  • Marcus Maddox,Graduate Introduction to Photography
  • Brian Maggi, Idea Momentum, IncDigital Development
  • Aaron Marcus, Aaron Marcus & Associates, Inc.User Interface Development
  • Ben Mcallister, FrogDesign Research Photography
  • Todd McCullough, McCullough Partners, LLCAdvanced Design Planning
  • Jeanine McGalde, Ivible GlobalInnovation Culture
  • David McGaw*, EmbarcaderoPlanning Design Workshop
  • Shane Meeker, Procter & GambleThe Hero’s Journey
  • Colleen Murray*, Jump AssociatesSpecial Problems: Applied Design Research
  • Michael North, University of ChicagoInteractive Media Workshop
  • Ruben Ocampo, ConicDesign Planning Implementation
  • David Ofori-Amoah*, thinkmorePrototyping Methods
  • Elva Yadira Ornelas, CEDIMCultural Artifacts
  • Andrew Pek, Ivible Global Innovation Culture
  • Ryan Pikkel*, MonitorDesign Planning and Market Forces
  • John Pipino, DoblinSystems Workshop
  • Linda Pulik*, Studio StellaProduct Design Workshop
  • Russ Rosenzweig, Round Table GroupBusiness Frameworks
  • Luisa Ruge, ChamberlainResearch Methods for Product Development
  • Juan Salamanca*Graduate Introduction to Digital Media
  • Jenn Schiffman, gravitytankStimulus in Design Research
  • Ruth Schmidt*, DoblinGraduate Introduction to Communication Design I
  • Tal Shay*, Jump AssociatesNew Business Boot Camp
  • Lumia Shunia, Illinois Institute of TechnologyProduct Design Workshop
  • David Sonders*, gravitytankNew Product Definition
  • April Starr*, University of Illinois at ChicagoResearch Methods for Product Development
  • Ji Hyun SunInteraction Design Methods
  • Eric SwansonScenarios for Human Centered Design
  • Brianna Sylver*, Sylver ConsultingResearch Methods for Product Development
  • Jeffery Tull*, Doblin
    Graduate Introduction to Design II
  • William VerplankPhysical Human Factors
  • Steffi Xiao Marty*, WrigleyAdvanced Product Development
  • Peter Zapf*, FogpilotDesign Synthesis
  • Teddy Zmrhal, IDEOThe Entrepreneurship/Lean Startup+Design
  • Robert Zolna*, gravitytankGraduate Introduction to Communication Design II