Blog Posts from 2022
December 19, 2022
"I chose Brandeis for the courses offered in the UCD program. I liked the flexibility of being able to keep working while also studying. I also received strong and positive reviews of the program, which made Brandeis my top choice. I am truly honored to be accepted as a student." —Crystabel Rangel, User-Centered Design '23
November 11, 2022
Jon Azzariti was a recent guest of our Lunch and Learn series, where he gave a talk, “Journey Beyond the Bedside – Exciting Opportunities for Clinicians.” A nurse by trade, Azzariti is the program chair of the Master of Science in Health Informatics at Brandeis GPS, and a Senior Patient Safety Manager at athenahealth.
November 9, 2022
Steve Dupree, program chair of the Digital Marketing and Design MS, has more than a decade of experience helping startups across multiple industries achieve $1B+ valuations through digital marketing and tactical customer acquisition. Read more about Steve on the GPS blog!
October 19, 2023
Last week, Brandeis GPS sponsored UXPA Boston’s annual conference. Read about the event on the GPS blog!
October 14, 2022
Hear what Alain Marcuse, Brandeis GPS faculty and Chief Information Security Officer at Validity Inc., has to say about the concept of "reasonable security" in this post on the GPS blog.
October 12, 2022
Elizabeth Rosenzweig, Brandeis GPS faculty, is a design researcher whose mission is to use technology to make the world a better place. Read more about Elizabeth on the GPS blog!
October 7, 2022
Last week, Brandeis University Graduate Professional Studies sponsored Boston Fintech Week, hosted by Fintech Sandbox. Read about the three-day event on the GPS blog!
August 24, 2022
"I chose User-Centered Design because improving people's lives through design and research aligned with my values. I also enjoy being able to express creativity through sketching and prototyping." — McKenzie Little, User-Centered Design '23
August 17, 2022
Mark Coleman, MA, Program Chair of Strategic Analytics provides insight on the skills that are most crucial to the success of data professionals.
August 10, 2022
In this next addition of Faces of GPS, we’re thrilled to introduce Abigail Kim, who will be taking on the role of Student Advisor. Read to learn more about Abigail and her position at GPS!
August 8, 2022
Elizabeth Santiago, PhD is the chair of the Learning Experience Design program at Brandeis University. Hear what she has to say about the connections between learning design and storytelling in this blog post.
August 5, 2022
Annie Shebanow is a Strategic Analytics faculty member at Brandeis GPS. Learn more about Annie in this faculty spotlight.
August 3, 2022
We’re pleased to introduce Matthew VanDemark – our new Student Services Coordinator – in this next addition of Faces of GPS. Read to learn more about Matthew and his position at GPS!
August 1, 2022
"As a senior Agile Project Manager working for a major healthcare organization, I found the need to expand my understanding of Program Management as it relates to agile software development." —Madhumita Sen, Project and Program Management '23
July 27, 2022
In the past few months, we have been lucky enough to welcome several new members to the GPS team. The first person we’d like to introduce is Meredith Faxon, our new Assistant Director of Admissions.
July 25, 2022
Hear about data as an introductory concept from Travis Dawry, MS, Strategic Analytics Faculty.
July 19, 2022
Learn about the key differences between a MBA and a master's in Digital Marketing and Design from Brandeis GPS.
July 5, 2022
Hear what Jing Qi, Ed.D., Learning Experience Design faculty, has to say about the relationship between course analytics and evidence-based design.
June 20, 2022
"My industry is zooming towards digital media and I wanted to become an expert in this field, so I chose to obtain a Master’s in Digital Marketing and Design." —Paulita Chartier, Digital Marketing and Design '21
June 15, 2022
"I have spent the majority of my professional career working on the technology side of the banking and financial services industries, so this program was an obvious choice toward that goal. And it definitely served that purpose." —Gastón Tchicourel, Digital Innovation for Fintech '20
June 15, 2022
On May 25th, Brandeis University was pleased to sponsor the annual UXPA Boston Fair. Read about the virtual event on the GPS blog!
June 14, 2022
Mike Storiale is AVP, Innovation Development for Synchrony, the largest provider of private label and co-brand credit cards in the country. He teaches RDFT 101 - The New Economy: Global Disruption and the Emergence of FinTech at Brandeis GPS. Read to learn more!
June 13, 2022
"I work in the marketing department at Intertek and run my small business part-time. We live in a digital era where digital marketing and design would help me in both the prospective side and the technical side of marketing." —Refaya Priya, Digital Marketing and Design '23
June 10, 2022
Amy Deschenes is a leader in UX and digital accessibility in higher education. She teaches RUCD: 140 Research Methods at Brandeis GPS.
June 9, 2022
Travis Dawry teaches RSAN 150: Data Quality and Governance at Brandeis GPS. Read more about Dawry and the course on the GPS blog!
June 8, 2022
Adam Sher graduated with a Master's of Software Engineering in 2021. Read about how GPS helped him to improve his own company, AccuTennis.
June 7, 2022
Garrett Gillin, MBA, is a Co-founder and Principal at 215 Marketing, a 2020 INC 5000 company and Google Premier Partner agency. He is teaching RDMD 135: Conversion Rate Optimization at Brandeis GPS.
June 6, 2022
"The professors have done an excellent job, keeping up with current trends and providing insightful discussions as an important part of the curriculum. I have also had wonderful colleagues in the classes I have taken so far." —Jeyanthi Ghatraju, Project and Program Management '23
May 22, 2022
The Rabb School of Continuing Studies honored 130 Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) graduates with an in-person celebration on May 22, 2022. Read about the ceremony on the GPS blog!
May 20, 2022
Gayathri is the Re-Commencement Rabb School student marshal. Read about her and her journey at GPS on the GPS blog!
May 18, 2022
On Thursday, May 12, User-Centered Design Advisory Board member Alex Fedorov gave a talk entitled "User Onboarding: Retaining more users by nurturing first time experiences." Here is a quick synopsis of the presentation.
May 18, 2022
Junayed Sarwar, Project and Program Management '22, is the Rabb School 2022 student marshal. Read about Sarwar and his time at GPS on the GPS blog!
May 11, 2022
Irina Gaziyeva, Project and Program Management '22, is the 2022 Rabb School diploma ceremony student speaker. Read more about Irina and her experience at GPS on the GPS blog.
May 9, 2022
"With my two months of self-taught, very basic Python, I was dreaming of transitioning out of the lab and into a fully remote, computational role. Without Brandeis and the GPS program that career change would have never been possible." —Dean Hoffer, Bioinformatics '22
May 6, 2022
Dave Lumerman, User-Centered Design faculty, is the recipient of the 2022 “Rabb School Outstanding Teacher Award.” Read about his take on User Experience Design in this article.
May 5, 2022
Arnold Kamis is an Associate Professor of Data Analytics at Brandeis International Business School and Chair of the Brandeis Healthcare Analytics Master’s Certificate. Read more about Kamis and the Master's Certificate in this Q&A.
April 22, 2022
"I wanted to pursue this field of study to better understand high-level thinking at my job. This helps me to perform better at my job." —Peiyuan “Augustus” Zhang, Project and Program Management '21
April 19, 2022
Shwanda Legall, Project and Program Management '21, offers her perspetive on the concept of leadership.
March 31, 2022
"When I am asked why I have multiple degrees and why are they all with Brandeis GPS — the answer is easy. There is no other place that I’d rather learn with – from the support of staff and faculty to the current students and prospective — the Brandeis family is like no other." —Jamie Everard Strategic Analytics '20, Learning Analytics '21, Project and Program Management '25
March 30, 2022
Mary Caraccioli, Chief Communications Officer for The Central Park Conservancy, is teaching Communications for Effective Leadership at Brandeis GPS. Read more about the course on the GPS blog.
March 25, 2022
"I chose to apply for the Master of Science in Bioinformatics at Brandeis University because I was drawn to its perspectives in providing students with the cutting-edge intellectual approaches to multiple complex biological systems through big data wrangling, synthesis, experiment design, and computational solutions based upon a multidisciplinary foundation." —Minh Huyen Nguyen, Bioinformatics '22
March 21, 2022
Dr. Elizabeth Santiago is the Program Chair of the Master of Science Learning Experience Design program, providing program oversight, industry expertise and program leadership. Learn more about Dr. Santiago and the course she is teaching, Foundations of Instructional Technology for E-Learning, on the GPS blog.
March 16, 2022
Hear about how Annie Harrison, Digital Marketing and Design '21, has used her background in journalism for her master’s studies and her new career in strategic communications & marketing.
March 10, 2022
Dr. Aline Yurik is the Program Chair of the Software Engineering program at Brandeis GPS. Read more about Aline on the GPS blog.
February 28, 2022
Khadija Khartit, Digital Innovation for Fintech faculty, has 25 years of experience in management, investment banking, and startup advisory. Read more about Khadija and her spring course, RDFT 130: Launching FinTech Ventures, on the GPS blog.
February 24, 2022
Keishalee Shaw, MS, MSc, MA has over ten years of experience in the healthcare field. Read more about Keishalee and her course, RSAN 10: Business Intelligence, on the GPS blog.
February 21, 2022
Jing Qi, Ed.D, is the Learning Analytic Lead and LMS Specialist at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where she works with the Research ITC team, and applies technologies employed in advanced scientific research and web application development to support the core effort of "Learning Data Research." Read more about Jing on the GPS blog.
February 15, 2022
"I decided to invest in my education and learn digital strategies and design principles to stay relevant in my field." —Adriana Dianderas, Digital Marketing and Design '21
January 28, 2022
"I have worked as an analyst and consultant for most of my career, so I wanted to further my education as it aligned to increasing demands around data analytics in a largely business analytics framework." —Adam Burkin, Strategic Analytics '21