Faculty

The Institute of Design faculty is internationally recognized for promoting a learning environment that enriches perspectives, leads to new thinking, and empowers students to tackle large, ambitious problems. Our goal is to give students the methods and skills to improve lives and generate value for businesses and society.

Aside from leading coursework and assisting with student projects, all full-time ID faculty have active research initiatives. Students will have the opportunity to participate in this research, applying lessons from coursework toward innovative problem solving.

Jeremy Alexis

Senior Lecturer

Director Interprofessional Projects Program

Santosh Basapur

Director of Design, Business Processes
Rush University Medical Center

John Cain

Design, Data, and Technology consultant

Daniel Chichester

Dan Chichester

Adjunct Professor, Institute of Design, iPRO
Illinois Institute of Technology

Jennifer Levin

Vice President, Interaction Design and Service Design Lead
Northern Trust Lab

Mark Micheli

Sr. Director, Experience Innovation - UX Research, Service Design & Product Strategy
Kelton Global

Mike Oren

Founder and CEO
Socie.tech

Senior Manager of Design Reserach and Strategy
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Director, Corporate + Community Partner Engagement
IIT Institute of Design

Susan Stirling

Adjunct Associate Professor, Design Research
University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Design

Robert Zolna

Director Healthcare Lab
University of Illinois at Chicago, Innovation Center