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Dean Patrick Whitney Named Distinguished Professor

IIT Institute of Design is glad to congratulate Dean Patrick Whitney on his appointment of Distinguished Professor by Illinois Institute of Technology. This is the highest honor awarded to faculty based on their achievement in scholarly work and teaching.

Whitney who also serves as the Robert C. Pew Professor of Design engages students to tackle social issues with design. Along with leading the graduate design curriculum, Whitney has lectured through out the world about the connection of design and business strategy. His writing explores the link between insights into user experience to business goals to the shift from national to global markets.

“We are delighted that the university is recognizing Dean Whitney for shaping and guiding the Institute of Design for nearly three decades, and establishing the school as a thought leader in the field of design,” said Hugh Musick, associate dean and director of executive education at the Institute of Design. “This appointment honors him for helping define what it means to design in the 21st century.”