EDU Academics

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

James Silva

James Silva possesses over two decades of professional experience in graphic design with the vast majority of that within the museum & exhibit design industry. In addition to his professional experience, he holds a BFA and MA in Design and is a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

James Silva
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
New York

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

Deborah Beardslee

Deborah Beardslee is a designer, artist and associate professor in the School of Design at RIT. Her teaching focuses on design process and methodology, verbal and visual concept development, systems thinking, experiential graphic design and cross-disciplinary problem solving and collaboration. Professor Beardslee taught at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Communication Arts and Design for two years prior to joining the faculty at RIT. Across her career she has worked and/or studied with Ben Day, Rob Carter, Meredith Davis, Phil Meggs, John DeMao and Victor Papanek.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester

Christina Lyons

Christina Lyons is a member of the 2019 SEGD Board, 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

Joell Angel-Chumbley

Joell Angel-Chumbley received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Art at the University of Cincinnati, Magna Cum Laude, in 2000; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from the College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH, Magna Cum Laude in 1992. Joell Angel-Chumbley has been active in the professional art and design community since the early 1990’s. Her work spans the disciplines of visual art, print and environmental graphic design and public art.

Joell Angel-Chumbley, Creative Lead, Kolar Design, CIncinnati
Kolar Design
Cincinnati
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