Blog Posts from 2022

Headshot of Crystabel Rangel.

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

Headshot of Jon Azzariti.

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.

Headshot of Steve Dupree.

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!

From left to right: Director of Admissions Christie Barone, Brandeis GPS Alumni Craig Cailler, and Assistant Director of Partnership Engagement Michaela Henry.

October 19, 2023

Last week, Brandeis GPS sponsored UXPA Boston’s annual conference. Read about the event on the GPS blog!

Laptop half-closed, glowing in the dark.

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.

Headshot of Elizabeth Rosenzweig.

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!

Panelist Sasidhar Sista and Professor Ahmad Namini greet one another before the panel “Global Fintech Spotlight.” Photo by Ashley McCabe.

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!

Headshot of McKenzie Little

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

Blue and red balls on abacus.

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.

Abigail Kim standing outside in a winter jacket.

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!

Design thinking: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test.

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.

Headshot of Annie Shebanow.

August 5, 2022

Annie Shebanow is a Strategic Analytics faculty member at Brandeis GPS. Learn more about Annie in this faculty spotlight.

Headshot of Matthew VanDemark

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!

Headshot of Madhumita Sen

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

Headshot of Meredith Faxon.

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.

Magritte’s The Treachery of Images has the label “this is not a pipe,” and he was correct, it is a painting of a pipe. (Magritte, 1929)

July 25, 2022

Hear about data as an introductory concept from Travis Dawry, MS, Strategic Analytics Faculty.

Person smiling at computer in the dark.

July 19, 2022

Learn about the key differences between a MBA and a master's in Digital Marketing and Design from Brandeis GPS.

Colorful data model.

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.

Headshot of Paulita Chartier.

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

Headshot of Gaston Tchicourel

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

Two people working on a design using sticky notes.

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!

Headshot of Mike Storiale

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!

Refaya Priya standing in a field.

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

Headshot of Amy Deschenes

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.

Headshot of Travis Dawry

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!

Headshot of Adam Sher

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.

Headshot of Garret Gillin

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.

Jeyanthi Ghatraju standing on a beach.

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

Person holding a graduation cap.

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!

Headshot of Gayathri Hariharan

May 20, 2022

Gayathri is the Re-Commencement Rabb School student marshal. Read about her and her journey at GPS on the GPS blog!

Headshot of Alex Fedorov.

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.

Headshot of Junayed Sarwar.

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!

Headshot of Irina Gaziyeva

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.

Headshot of Dean Hoffer.

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

Headshot of David Lumerman

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.

Headshot of Arnold Kamis

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.

Headshot of Peiyuan “Augustus” Zhang

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

Headshot of Shawanda Legall

April 19, 2022

Shwanda Legall, Project and Program Management '21, offers her perspetive on the concept of leadership.

Headshot of Jamie Everard

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

Headshot of Mary Caraccioli

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.

Headshot of Minh Huyen Nguyen

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

Headshot of Elizabeth Santiago

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.

Picture of Annie Harrison in her cap and gown.

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.

Headshot of Aline Yurik

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.

Headshot of Khadijia Khartit

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.

Headshot of Keishalee Shaw

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.

Headshot of Jing Qi

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.

Adriana Dianderas sitting in a garden.

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

Headshot of Adam Burkin

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