Post-it Notes During brainstorming, participants organize their thoughts into patterns leading to bigger ideas.

MDC Faculty

Michael Bailey Van Kuren, MDC Director
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
AIMS Professor of Engineering
baileym@miamioh.edu

Caylan Evans
Graduate Student, Architecture+Interior Design
evanscm@miamioh.edu

Susan Ewing
Associate Dean, College of Creative Arts
Distinguished Professor, Art
ewingsr@miamioh.edu

Peg Faimon
Chair, Department of Art
Professor, Graphic Design
Affiliate Faculty, Interactive Media Studies
faimonma@miamioh.edu

Scott Johnston
Associate Professor, Architecture+Interior Design
johnstsa@miamioh.edu

Christie Lear
Adjunct Faculty, Architecture+Interior Design
laingocl@miamioh.edu

Elizabeth Mullenix
Dean, College of Creative Arts
lentinj@miamioh.edu

Louise Morman
Director, Lockhead Leadership Institute
mormanlm@miamioh.edu

Glenn Platt
Director, Interactive Media Studies
Professor, Marketing
plattgj@miamioh.edu

Tammy Schwartz
Director, Urban Teaching Cohort
College of Education, Health and Society
schwarta@miamioh.edu

Bob Setlock
Clinical Faculty, Engineering
setlocrj@miamioh.edu

L. James Smart
Associate Professor, Psychology
smartlj@miamioh.edu

Brett Smith
Director and Associate Professor, Center for Entrepreneurship
smithbr2@miamioh.edu

John Weigand
Chair and Professor, Architecture+Interior Design
weiganjb@miamioh.edu

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This is your world. Shape it or someone else will. - Gary Lew

A network of people and experiences emphasizing multi-disciplinary collaboration, design thinking, and experiential learning.

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    MDC

    Miami Design Collaborative

    We are a multi-disciplinary design initiative at Miami University that brings together students and faculty from throughout campus to develop expertise in design thinking and to implement that knowledge through complex, team-based, problem-solving experiences.

    223 Hiestand Hall
    Oxford, OH 45056
    513-529-1407
    peg.faimon@miamioh.edu