Graduate Programs

MDes Faculty Advisors

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Close working relationships with faculty are a key component of graduate study at Stamps.

Faculty offer a broad spectrum of research and professional experiences, serving as the primary support for students in academic planning, advising and addressing challenges.

Each MDes team member is assigned a faculty advisor who serves as a mentor and guide. Applicants are asked to identify three faculty members from the list below who they feel would be suitable mentors and advisors during their course of study. Clicking on each faculty’s name directs you to the faculty’s profile and images of his/her work.

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John Marshall

MDes Program Director, Associate Professor

  • digital fabrication
  • tangible user interfaces
  • design methods
  • problem-based learning
  • cross-disciplinary design
  • design research & scholarship
 
Jan-Henrik Andersen

Associate Professor

  • electro-mechanical durables design
  • product design
  • visualizion of subatomic particles
  • sustainable marine farming
  • 3D rapid prototyping
 
Sophia Brueckner

Assistant Professor

  • UX/interaction design
  • health and wellbeing technology
  • digital fabrication
  • generative systems
  • wearables
  • design ethics
 
Roland Graf

Assistant Professor

  • architecture
  • object design
  • human interface development
  • interactive installation
 
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Kelly M. Murdoch-Kitt

Assistant Professor

  • user experience and interaction design
  • graphic and visual communication design
  • design research and scholarship
  • intercultural and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • design for sustainability, wellness and civic engagement
 
Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo

Professor

  • publication design
  • interface design
  • exhibition design
  • design research & scholarship
 
Sun Young Park

Assistant Professor

  • human computer interaction
  • user experience design and design research
  • computer-supported cooperative work
  • health/medical informatics
  • social computing
 
Brad Smith

Professor

  • anatomy & biomedical illustration
  • visualization of cardiovascular development
  • magnetic resonance
  • imaging of embryos
  • animation & design
 
Hannah Smotrich

Associate Professor

  • publication design
  • environmental
  • graphic design
  • community design collaborations
  • visual identity systems
 
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Omar Sosa Tzec

Assistant Professor

  • information design
  • visual rhetoric
  • human-computer interaction
  • user experience and interface design
  • inspection methods for interfaces and interactions
 
Bruce Tharp

Associate Professor

  • sociocultural anthropology
  • mechanical engineering
  • industrial design
  • commercial & speculative product design
  • design entrepreneurship
 
Stephanie Tharp

Associate Professor

  • design process
  • interdisciplinary and team-based design
  • critical design practices
  • design research
 
Nick Tobier

Associate Professor

  • landscape architecture
  • public projects & actions
  • social entrepreneurship
  • critical & speculative writing
 
Joseph Trumpey

Associate Professor

  • ecological design
  • permaculture design
  • natural materials & building
  • community based
  • design build
  • constrained resource design