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

Director, Idea Shop

Matt Mayfield

Matt Mayfield

Associate Dean, Academics & Administration

Senior Lecturer in Design

Santosh Basapur

Santosh Basapur

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

Director of Project Management
Rush University Medical Center

Principal and Founder
UX Yantra, Inc.

John Cain

John Cain

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

Vice President
SapientNitro

Cofounder and Managing Partner
Sideriver Ventures

Jody Campbell

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

Creative Director
Magic & Might

Daniel Chichester

Daniel Chichester

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

Ben Jacobson

Ben Jacobson

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

Partner
Conifer Research

Adam Kallish

Adam Kallish

Adjunct Faculty
IIT Institute of Design

Principal
Trope Collaborative

Ali Karbassi

Ali Karbassi

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

Founder and CEO
We All Code

Larry Keeley

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

President and Co-founder
Doblin Inc.

Adjunct Faculty
Kellogg School of Management

Mark Micheli

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

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

Ruben Ocampo

Ruben Ocampo

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

Principal
Conic Group

Mike Oren

Mike Oren

Founder and CEO
Societech

Senior Manager of Design Research and Strategy
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Mo Sook Park

Mo Sook Park

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

Founder
i-D Leadership Consulting

Susan Stirling

Susan Stirling

Adjunct Faculty
IIT Institute of Design

Adjunct Associate Professor
UIC School of Design

Project Director
UIC Innovation Center