Instructors and Collaborators

Courses are co-taught with faculty across colleges with expertise in design, anthropology, business development, entrepreneurship and prototyping. In this type of coursework, you co-learn with a variety of students across different majors. This brings the diversity of thought and capabilities to the innovation experience and prepares students for the future of work.


Sherylyn Briller, Anthropology


Abrar Hammoud, Technology Leadership & Innovation


Todd Kelley, Technology Leadership & Innovation


Douglas Pruim, Management


Tim Peoples, Management


Sarah Renkert, Liberal Arts


Greg Strimel, Technology Leadership & Innovation

Our Teaching Philosophy

Our Teaching Philosophy: We strive to synergize the key strengths of different colleges to create an authentically transdisciplinary model for a transformative undergraduate experience that is focused on the pursuit of innovation. As Purdue rises in the ranks for innovation, we want to be sure that the university is also recognized for teaching innovation in a manner that provides an accessible pathway for every student to be innovative in their own way.

The Design & Innovation Minor centers on a Mission, Meaning, Making (M3) philosophy. We believe that Impactful innovation does not happen in single academic disciplines/majors. Instead, it requires a cross-disciplinary approach to: understand the meaning behind the problems people face, the mission for solving these problems, and making solutions with the people they impact in mind.