Meet the DI Team

J.R. Campbell

J.R. Campbell

Executive Director, Design Innovation Initiative

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Margarita Benitez

Margarita Benitez

Associate Professor, Fashion Design & Merchandising

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James Blank

Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

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Bloebaum

Christina Bloebaum

Dean, College of Aeronautics and Engineering

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Bukowski

Marie Bukowski

Director, School of Art

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Burhanna

Ken Burhanna

Interim Dean, University Libraries

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Chatfield

Sheryl Chatfield

Assistant Professor – Public Health; Co-coordinator – Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research

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Dowling

Kristin Dowling

Business Development Manager and Director for IdeaBase, College of Communication & Information

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Michael Hawkins

Subject Librarian for Geography, Geology, Communication Studies, Journalism and Mass Communications, Honors College and Biological Science

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Julee Henry

Julee Henry

Staff & Adjunct Instructor for Educational Technology; Instructional Resource Center, College of Education, Health and Human Services

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Hines

Shannon Hines

Faculty Part-Time - Foundations, School of Art

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Honesty

Tamara Honesty

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design, School of Theatre and Dance

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Lamar Hylton

Interim Vice President, Division of Student Affairs

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Robert Jewell

Robert Jewell

Chair, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship

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Kavulic

Michael Kavulic

Director, Research Strategic Initiatives, Division of Research and Sponsored Programs

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Kennedy

Hilary Kennedy

Manager, Library Makerspaces, Lecturer, University Libraries

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Kooijman

Edgar Kooijman

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

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Annette Kratcoski

Annette Kratcoski

Director of the Research Center for Educational Technology

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Lapolla

Kendra Lapolla

Assistant Professor, School of Fashion Design and Merchandising

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Robert Louis

Robert Louis

Assistant Vice President, University Communications and Marketing

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Alyssa Mazey

Alyssa Mazey

College of Arts and Sciences; Dean's Office

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Julie Messing

Julie Messing

Executive Director for Entrepreneurship Initiatives and LaunchNET

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Mikrut

Zach Mikrut

Program Manager, Entrepreneurship Initiatives & LaunchNET

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Mark Mistur

Mark Mistur

Dean, College of Architecture and Environmental Design

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Andrea Oleniczak

Design Innovation Hub/Ecosystem Manager, Design Innovation

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John Rathje

John Rathje

Vice President for Information Services and Chief Information Officer

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Rogers

Sarah Rogers

Director, College of the Arts, KSU Museum

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Shawn Rohlin

Shawn Rohlin

Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation

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Ruller

Jackie Ruller, MS

Interim Director, Engineering

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Mark Schatz

Assistant Professor - Foundations Program, School of Art

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Selvaggio

Bobby Selvaggio

Associate Professor, Director Jazz Studies, School of Music, School of the Arts

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Jakyung Seo

Associate Professor, School of Theatre and Dance

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Paul Sherman

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the User Experience Design Master’s program, iSchool/College of Communication & Information

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Tatiana Stettler

Tatiana Stettler

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship

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Talbott

Josh Talbott

Team Leader, Information Technology, College of Arts and Sciences

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Benjamin Tipton

Benjamin Tipton

Director, Foundation Relations

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Robin Vande Zande

Robin Vande Zande

Professor, Art

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John West

John West

Trustee Professor of Chemistry and Interim Director of the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute

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James Williams

James Williams

Exhibition Designer/Preparator, Museum, College of the Arts

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William Willoughby

William Willoughby

Associate Professor, College of Architecture and Environmental Design

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Amanda Woodyard

Amanda Woodyard

Director, Community Engaged Learning

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Avnisan

Abraham Avnisan

Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Digital Sciences

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Bryan Barry

Information Technology Manager, College of Arts and Sciences

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Mike Collura

Asst Dean, University Libraries

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Crawford-Spinelli

John Crawford-Spinelli

Dean, College of the Arts

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Lillian Denning

Adjunct, Management and Information Systems

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Nick Fagan

Librarian/Assistant Professor, University Libraries - Morbito Architectural Library

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Fruit

Jeffrey Fruit

Interim Dean, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Michael Hausknecht

Digital Print Technician

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Hegmann

Torsten Hegmann

Director, Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute

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Eli Kessler

Assistant Professor, School of Art (Sculpture and Expanded Media), College of the Arts

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Leff

Laura Leff

Professor and Chair, Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

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Lehman

Michael Lehman

Director, Brain Health Research Institute

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Jessica Leveto

Associate Professor, Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences, Ashtabula

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Kate Medicus

Associate Professor, Special Collections & Archives, University Libraries

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Reynolds

Amy Reynolds

Dean, College of Communication and Information

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Roberts

Stephen Roberts

Director, Research and Tech Commercialization, Research and Sponsored Programs

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Robins

David Robins

Associate Professor, School of Information

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Serkownek

Edith Serkownek

Assistant Professor, University Libraries

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Smith

Catherine Smith

Associate Professor, School of Information

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Robert Walker

Robert Walker

Professor, Department of Computer Science

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Title

Heather Braun

Associate Professor, English at the University of Akron

Karen MacDonald

Associate Professor, University Libraries / Business Research

Stephanie Smith

Associate Professor, College of Communication and Information

Heather Soyka

Associate Professor, School of Information, CCI

Markus Vogl

Associate Professor, Graphic Design at the Myers School of Art in the Buchtel College of Science and the Arts at the University of Akron