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

Chris Rudd

Christopher Rudd

Instructor and Lead, Chicago Design Lab
Institute of Design

Lead Activator
ChiByDesign

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 Faculty
Institute of Design

Lead Instructor, iPRO
Illinois Institute of Technology

Kelly Costello

Kelly Costello

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

CEO
Panorama Innovation

Co-founder
WIND

Sari Gluckin

Sari Gluckin

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

Founder
Wishful Thinking

Ben Jacobson

Ben Jacobson

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

Partner
Conifer Research

Adam Kallish

Adam Kallish

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

Principal
Trope Collaborative

JoEllen Kames

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

Director of Product Design
Narrative Science

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

Jennifer Levin

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

Experience and Service Design Lead
Northern Trust Lab

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

Adjunct Faculty
Institute of Design

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
Institute of Design

Adjunct Associate Professor
UIC School of Design

Project Director
UIC Innovation Center

Bill Hill

Capital One
Director, Ecosystem Design, Integrated Experiences

Don Norman

Director
DesignLab, U​niversity of ​California, San Diego​

​Co-founder
Nielsen Norman Group