Teresa Buckwalter, PLA
Research Interests: Teresa’s research interests include how to adapt urban design and community engagement for rural areas and small towns.
Bio: Lee has software development & project management experience as a technical producer, interactive designer and information architect. He has designed large-scale media projects that leverage technology, user experience design and information graphics for such companies as AmericanExpress, Accipiter, Böwe Bell & Howell, GlaxoSmithKline, Grant Hill Ventures, IBM, NBC Sports and USTA. He has a BA in Industrial Design from the College of Design and a MBA in Innovation Management from the Poole College of Management. Currently Lee manages and supports the research efforts within the Experience Design Lab and facilitates daily activities within the Information Technology Lab at the College of Design.
Research Interests: Researching concepts in Industry 4.0 and the inclusion of Design methodology processes within self-managed “flexible” cyber-physical manufacturing systems which utilize big data, 3D printing, rapid prototyping and machine-to-machine learning.
Before accepting a position at North Carolina State University she was a Senior Landscape Designer at OLIN in Philadelphia where she worked on a variety of project types encompassing urban design, master planning and public gardens. Her passion in teaching is focused on digital representation, construction methods and ecological issues related to sustainable design, urban agriculture, stormwater management, and brownfield redevelopment. Carla is also the mother of two boys, who love to play in the landscapes she has designed.
Research area of interest: I want to research tactical, computer visualization tools which create immersive environments and identify best practices in sustainable design.
Research interests: Justin has interest in environmental design for games, and how it affects a user’s experience. He is also interested in how the aesthetic qualities can influence decision making inside and outside of games, using VR as an additional layer of immersion.
Research Interest: Promotion of regional food systems as a programmatic driver for regional community and economic development. The basic question is; “what can design offer this process and what would it look like in our region”?
Research interest: Peterson’s research lies at the intersection of community, higher-ed, and design pedagogy aimed to bring sustainable change to in rural America. In 2016 he co-founded, Marion Design Co. a socially driven design studio that applies design focused research into action.
AJ currently works at Educational Testing Services, and his claim to fame is his ability to design in real-time. He loves to teach, learn alongside others, and ask a ton of questions. Other likes include video games, martial arts, and problem-solving.
Favorite Quote: “It’s not who you know– It’s who knows you!” – Unknown
Research Interest: My research area of interest is in new synchronous learning models to both: (1) increase the desirability of Continuing Ed; especially design education, (2) create new business models for education.