Faculty and Advisory Board

Learn from leaders in user-centered design.

Respected professionals working in the user-centered design field teach and review all courses. You’ll benefit from their real-world experiences as well as their connections that can help you meet your career goals.

Meet Our Featured Faculty

Eva Kaniasty
Program Chair of User-Centered Design
User Experience Design Consultant, Slipper Studios

Eva Kaniasty, MS, is the founder of Slipper Studios, a user experience (UX) consultancy providing UX strategy, research and UX design. Her areas of interest include start-ups, education, health care and design for sustainability. She received her master's degree in human factors from Bentley University, served as president of UXPA Boston, and is a repeat presenter at local and national conferences.

Candra Gill
Program: User-Centered Design
Principal UX Architect, Cox Automotive Inc.
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Candra K. Gill, MA, MSI, is the Principal UX Architect at Cox Automotive Inc. Candra's approach to UX is informed by training in human-computer interaction with a humanities background and strong direct services work. She has worked in the UX field in corporate environments, marketing agencies and on projects for non-profit organizations, producing work for notable clients in telecommunications, financial services, consumer products & retail, and manufacturing. 

Diana Hubbard
Program: User-Centered Design
Head of Design for Battle.net & Online Products, Blizzard Entertainment
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Diana Hubbard is an anthropologist and information scientist who is currently the head of design for the Battle.net Platform at Blizzard Entertainment. She previously was the director of research at Hilton and has also held lead design and research positions at SAP and IBM. She has an MS in applied anthropology, as well as a PhD in interdisciplinary information science from the University of North Texas.

Dr. Hubbard designed and teaches the Research Methods course in the Master of Science in User-Centered Design program.

David Lumerman
Program: User-Centered Design
Corporate Vice President of User Experience, New York Life Insurance
Pronouns: he/him/his

David Lumerman, MS, is corporate vice president of user experience at New York Life Insurance, where he develops engaging interaction for New York Life websites, applications and interactive experiences, and has done so for over 16 years. Previously, David developed online games and game shows with Pearson Television and Uproar! Games, most notably "Family Feud" and "To Tell the Truth." He earned his master's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and undergraduate degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Jennifer Sullivan McGinn
Program: User-Centered Design
Senior Director of Product Design, VMware

Jen McGinn, MS, is a senior director of product design at VMware. Jen has spent more than 20 years working as a UX leader, designer, user researcher, technical trainer, and writer at companies including Veracode, CA Technologies, Oracle, Nokia and Sun Microsystems. She regularly presents at local, regional and international UX conferences, and has published peer-reviewed papers on persona development, heuristic evaluation, Agile user research and usability rating scales. Jen has a BS in information systems management from UMBC and an MS in human factors in information design from Bentley University.

Meet Our Advisory Board

Rich Beauregard
Program: User-Centered Design
Head of User Experience for Cloud Insights, NetApp
Kevin Berni
Program: User-Centered Design
Director of User Experience Design, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Jason Bowden
Program: User-Centered Design
VP of UX Design for Core Brokerage, Fidelity Investments
Nick Chu
Program: User-Centered Design
Director of Design, Paperless Parts
Rebecca Devaney
Program: User-Centered Design
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Culture Theory
Alex Fedorov
Program: User-Centered Design
Vice President of Design, ADK Group
Mary Lee
Program: User-Centered Design
Head of User Research, VMWare
Brian McLaughlin
Program: User-Centered Design
Former Chief Experience Officer, Bottomline Technologies
Peter Picone
Program: User-Centered Design
Retired, Former Owner and Chief Design Officer, Half-Tide Designs, Inc.
Dan Speca
Program: User-Centered Design
Director of Design Strategy, EY-Intuitive
Lou Susi
Program: User-Centered Design
Interdependent Artist and UX Design Consultant, Lou Susi Design