Who We Are:

  • Interdisciplinary faculty and researchers from five colleges: Engineering, Fine and Applied Arts, School of Information Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Media
  • Eight units: Center for Digital Inclusion, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab, Illinois Informatics Institute, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Office of Undergraduate Research/Ethnography of the University Initiative, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University Libraries
  • Three external design sites: FemTechNet, Institute of Nonprofit News, Makerspace Urbana

Jenny Amos, Teaching Associate Professor, Bioengineering Department

Bethany Anderson, Archivist, University Archives (managing College of Engineering Records)

Robert Baird, Associate Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Jack Brighton, Institute of Nonprofit News; former New Media & Innovation Director, Illinois Public Media

Lisa Bievenue, Assistant Director, Illinois Informatics Institute

Bertram (Chip) Bruce, Professor Emeritus, School of Information Sciences

Anita Say Chan, Associate Professor, Media & Cinema Studies Department and Institute of Communications Research

Donna Cox, Director, Advanced Visualization Laboratory, NCSA, Illinois Emerging Digital Research & Education in Arts Media Institute (eDream); Professor, School of Art + Design

Emily Knox, Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences; Member, Makerspace Urbana

Susan Frankenberg, Program Coordinator, Museum Studies and Professor, Anthropology

Jeff Ginger, Program Coordinator, Illinois Informatics Institute; Adjunct Instructor, School of Information Sciences; Director, Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab

Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian, University Library

Ben Grosser, Assistant Professor, School of Art + Design; Faculty Affiliate, NCSA

Kevin Hamilton, Senior Associate Dean, College of Fine and Applied Arts; Professor, School of Art + Design

Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, Associate Head, Undergraduate Programs; Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering

Sharon Irish, Project Coordinator, Center for Digital Inclusion, School of Information Sciences; FemTechNet Collective

Veronica Paredes, FemTechNet Collective; Postdoctoral Research Associate, Media & Cinema Studies and NCSA

Judith Pintar, Visiting Associate Professor, Sociology and Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Christopher Prom, Assistant University Archivist and Associate Professor of Library Administration

John Randolph, Associate Professor, History

Karen Rodriguez’G, Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Research; Director, Ethnography of the University Initiative

Jody Schneider, Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences

Michael Twidale, Professor, School of Information Sciences