UX Faculty

Meet the UX Professors!

Paul Parsons

Paul Parsons Associate Professor, UX Design Program Lead (pronouns: he/him)

Dr. Parsons co-created and has taught in the UX program since its founding in 2015. His interdisciplinary background is in computer science, design, and cognitive psychology. His previous work experience includes working as a research scientist with IBM Research in Canada. His research focuses on designing interactive tools and interfaces that augment human cognition. [website]

Nancy Rasche

Nancy Rasche Assistant Professor of Practice (pronouns: she/her)

Prof. Rasche leads the UX Experience Studios, which are team project-based learning experiences that connect students with industry projects throughout all four years of their college career. Her research is in the area of front-end design and development of enterprise software solutions. She currently works with Ford Motor Company to assist in the design of solutions that will improve efficiency by simplifying workflow and improving consumption of complex information. [website]

Rua Williams

Rua Williams Assistant Professor (pronouns: they/them)

Dr. Williams researches interactions between technology design, computing research practices, and Disability Justice. They earned their PhD in Human Centered Computing from the University of Florida studying under Dr. Juan E. Gilbert. They have over 10 years of industry experience in video game development, system design, and 3D modeling and animation. [website]

Liang He

Liang He Assistant Professor (pronouns: he/him)

Dr. He conducts research at the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, mechanical engineering, and computer science to facilitate the making of future tools and interfaces for integrated experience from personal to environmental scales. He focuses on developing enabling tools, techniques, and devices that mediate and enhance human interaction with physical and virtual objects and environments. [website]

Anastasia Ostrowski

Anastasia Ostrowski Assistant Professor (pronouns: she/her)

Dr. Ostrowski explores how to support equitable design of robots and design education through Design Justice and co-design and participatory design approaches in the human-computer interaction and human-robot interaction fields, working with roboticists, co-designers, and policy-makers.  [website]