EDU Academics

Michael Lee Poy

Michael Lee Poy is an Afro-Caribbean artist-activist and architect in Trinidad and Tobago. His practice and interests are centered on post-colonial Caribbean design and fabrication in the festival arts – especially Carnival. A graduate of Pratt Institute of Technology in architecture (B. Arch.) and the Yale Graduate School of Architecture, Environmental Design (MED), Michael aims to use interdisciplinarity to augment the innovative, creative, and collaborative process of design.

Michael Lee Poy
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Trinidad and Tobago

Yeohyun Ahn

Yeohyun Ahn is a designer, educator, and researcher, integrating creative coding, digital fabrication, and physical interaction into spatial typography and graphic design. Her interdisciplinary typography project, TYPE + CODE Series, has featured through Washington Post, PRINT, New York Times Magazine, Letter Arts Review, Creator’s Project, Designboom.com, etc. It has published in the books, Graphic Design: the Basics, Type on Screen, and Data-Driven Graphic Design, and invited to research papers by Leonardo, EVA London, and IEEE VIS Arts.

Yeohyun Ahn
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

Willhemina Wahlin

Dr Willhemina Wahlin is a Lecturer in Design and the Acting Associate Head of School for Charles Sturt University’s School of Communication and Creative Industries. She is also the Creative Director for the New York-based non-profit organisation, PROOF: Media for Social Justice, which uses visual storytelling for social justice and human rights advocacy.

Willhemina Wahlin
Charles Sturt University (CSU)
Port Macquarie NSW

Michele Washington

Michele Washington is a design researcher and design strategist who works with non-profits, startups, and cultural institutions. She is currently a Columbia University Community Scholar and the founder of “CuriousStories Lab,” a curated series of podcasts and short docs on architects and designers of color. She has an MFA in Design Criticism from the School of Visual Arts, and M.S. in Communications Design from Pratt Institute.

Michele Washington, Assistant Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
New York

Michael Chad Eby

Michael Chad Eby is a multidisciplinary designer, artist, teacher, and researcher with particular interest in high/low technology, design history and theory, and the peculiar relationship between digital and physical: especially the unexpected residue, loss, corruption, and inflorescence that results when moving back and forth between atoms and bits, map and territory, description and thing. Michael Chad Eby works in the areas of physical interactivity, spatial audio, graphic and object design, multimedia, and digital fabrication.

Chad Eby
Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design
Indianapolis

Neeta Verma

Neeta Verma is Associate Professor in Visual Communication Design at the University of Notre Dame. A graphic designer, story teller and a social advocate by profession, she has over 25 years of professional experience working exclusively for not-for-profits, museums and cultural institutions in New York, Albuquerque and India. As a graphic designer, she describes her role as a catalyst within a societal context, a solution finder, and an experience creator.

Neat Verma, University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame

Christina Lyons

Christina Lyons is a member of the 2020 SEGD Board and has served on the SEGD Board since 2016, representing education. She is Professor and Chairperson of Graduate Exhibition & Experience Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY in New York.

Previously, Christina was the Director of the Graphics Department at Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership, working on projects such as the Muzeiko: Children’s Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Christina Lyons, professor and chairperson, Graduate Exhibition & Experience Design at FIT
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
New York

Angela Iarocci

Professor, York University/Sheridan College Program in Design

Angela Iarocci is a Professor and Coordinator at Sheridan College in the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design with academic specializations in information design, EGD and sustainable design. Her research investigations are concentrated in experiential design, information visualization, mapping, installations and collaborative practice. She is also a member of the SEGD Academic Task Force.

Angela Iarocci, Professor Sheridan College
Sheridan College
Oakville, Ontario

Tim McNeil

Tim McNeil is a principal with Muniz/McNeil, a multi-disciplinary design and research practice in Los Angeles. Recent projects include the exhibition Home Lands: How Women Made the West at the Autry National Center, and augmented learning environments for the Huntington Library and Gardens in Los Angeles. Tim McNeil has more than 20 years of professional design experience and was previously a senior designer at the J. Paul Getty Museum, developing more than 70 exhibition, signage and interpretive environments.

Headshot of Tim McNeil, UC Davis
Tim McNeil Sketchbook
UC Davis (Department of Design )
Sacramento, CA

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