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College of Communication and Information

User Experience

Meet Our Faculty
The Kent State University faculty who teach the online Master’s in UX program have an unparalleled passion for making the world better through human-centered design. They are pioneers in the field of UX, and they bring with them:
  • Diverse backgrounds that reinforce the program’s unique blend of human-centered thinking, design and information architecture
  • Active industry experience and involvement in national UX organizations
  • Ability to serve as industry contacts for students and alumni
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Dr. Dong Whi Yoo
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Catherine Smith
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Rebecca Meehan
Associate Professor
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Dr. Marcia Zeng
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Jessica Becker, M.S.
Adjunct Faculty
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Jeff Buchanan
Adjunct Faculty
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Matthew DiGirolamo
Adjuct Faculty
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Alison Haynes
Adjunct Faculty
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Felesia McDonald, M.S.
Adjunct Faculty
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Jeffery Northup
Adjunct Faculty
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Sean Petiya
Adjunct Faculty
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Kelsey Pytlik
Adjunct Faculty
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Drew Shipka
Adjunct Faculty
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Andy Vitale
Adjunct Faculty
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A Holistic Curriculum
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Felesia McDonald, ’14 is an adjunct instructor in the iSchool, teaching courses in the 100% Online Master of Science in User Experience. McDonald is also the Sr Manager UX Design at Optum, a branch of UnitedHealth Group.
As one of the newest faculty members in the iSchool, Professor Dong Whi Yoo is encouraging students to see the potential of interdisciplinary research.
Kelsey Pytlik serves as an adjunct professor for the Kent State University School of Information, teaching courses in UX, UX principles and concepts, principles of interaction, and more.