SEGAL - Key Persons


Abhishek Ravi

Job Titles:
  • Senior Product Manager

Achal Bassamboo

Job Titles:
  • Achal Bassamboo Co - Director, MMM Program Charles E. Morrison Professor of Decision Sciences Professor of Operations, Kellogg School of Management
  • Associate Editor of Naval Research Logistics
  • Co - Director of the MMM Program
  • Co - Director, MMM Program
Achal Bassamboo, co-director of the MMM Program, is a Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Operations at Northwestern. He joined the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management in 2005, after completing his Ph.D. in Operations, Information and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Bassamboo's areas of expertise include capacity management, queuing systems, and service management. His research interests lie in the areas of service systems, revenue management and information sharing. Bassamboo's current research involves designing flexible service systems with a focus on capacity planning and effects of parameter uncertainty. He is also studying credibility (or lack thereof) of information provided by a service provider or a retailer to its customers. Bassamboo is currently the Associate Editor of Naval Research Logistics and Management Science. Education PhD, 2005, Operations, Information, and Technology, Stanford University MS, 2004, Statistics, Stanford University

Ada Ng

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Alden Burke

Job Titles:
  • Program Coordinator, Design for America

Alex Birdwell

Job Titles:
  • Assistant Professor of Instruction of Undergraduate Engineering

Allison Bedell Adjunct

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer
  • Allison Bedell Adjunct Lecturer
Allison is a Chicago-based engineer and user-centered designer with experience innovating in medical devices, consumer health products, and healthcare IT solutions. Education MS, Engineering Design and Innovation, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL BS, Biomedical Engineering with the Segal Design Certificate, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Amy O'Keefe

Job Titles:
  • Master of Product Design and Development Management ( Mpd 2 )
  • Studio Director, EDI Program

Amy Schwartz

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Professor

Andrew Burroughs

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Professor

Anita Prasad

Job Titles:
  • Anita Prasad Product Manager, Intuitive Surgical

Anne Marie Piper

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Antonio García

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Arindam Paul

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Baiju Shah

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Barbara Shwom

Job Titles:
  • Professor of Instruction, the Cook Family Writing Program

Beth Bennett

Job Titles:
  • Assistant Professor of Journalism, Medill School

Billy Carlson

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Brent Hecht

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Brooke Schuler

Job Titles:
  • Senior Account Executive

Bruce Ankenman

Job Titles:
  • Co - Director, Segal Design Institute
As a design engineer in the automotive parts industry, Bruce Ankenman found that an engineer's job depends on the ability to efficiently collect and analyze data. Since many engineers have limited access to statistical methods, his research has centered around developing simple-to-use, yet statistically powerful tools for the design and analysis of both physical and simulation-based experiments. At Segal, Ankenman directs education programs that focus on the full design process with special attention to meeting human needs with technology. Education PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI MS, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI BS, Electrical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Bruce Mau

Job Titles:
  • Distinguished Fellow, Segal Design Institute

Bryan Pardo

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Carla Shute

Job Titles:
  • Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering

Carole Segal

Job Titles:
  • Co - Founders of Crate

Chad Reid

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Charles Deering McCormick

Job Titles:
  • Executive Committee, Design Research Council
  • Professor of Teaching Excellence

Charles E. Morrison

Job Titles:
  • Professor of Decision Sciences / Professor of Operations, Kellogg School of Management

Charles Yarnoff

Job Titles:
  • Associate Professor of Instruction, the Cook Family Writing Program

Chris Naunheimer

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Cindy Xiong

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Claire Henderson

Job Titles:
  • Managing Consultant, Digital Strategy & Innovation, IBM
  • Senior Digital Strategy and Innovation Consultant
Claire began her career in sales and marketing at General Mills, working with customers from Aldi to SuperValu to Amazon to deliver superior in-store and online retail experiences for brands such as Nature Valley, Cheerios, and Yoplait. She launched over 30 new brands and became an expert in product distribution, sales forecasting, promotion and pricing, and localized marketing for brands across the country. Based on her experience developing a new snacks product for General Mills, Claire became passionate about how human-centered design thinking can impact not only retail experiences but also new product development processes within companies. She attended the MMM Program at Kellogg and interned at Medtronic as a Global Product Manager in their pacemaker division, focused on using human-centered design methods to drive new product innovation for the world's smallest pacemaker. After graduating from the MMM Program in 2018, Claire joined IBM's Digital Strategy practice where she helps clients master the new product development and innovation management process and digitally transform to deliver new growth for the company.

Craig Sampson

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Professor

Dan Apley

Job Titles:
  • Dan Apley Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
  • Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
  • Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern
Dan Apley is a professor of industrial engineering and management sciences at Northwestern. Prior to joining Northwestern in 2003, he served on the faculty of Texas A&M University for five years. His research interests lie at the interface of engineering modeling, statistical analysis, and data mining, with applications that include quantitative six sigma process improvement and manufacturing variation reduction. Much of his work in these application areas is geared toward processes in which one is inundated with data, in particular those that are pervaded by measurement and automation technology. Apley received an NSF CAREER award for his research and teaching in this area in 2001. He is a past chair of the Quality, Statistics & Reliability Section of INFORMS and a past director of the Manufacturing and Design Engineering Program at Northwestern. He served as an associate editor for Technometrics from 2002 to 2009, and as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Quality Technology from 2009 to 2012. Education PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dan Brown

Job Titles:
  • Clinical Professor

Dana Comolli

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Daniel Rees Lewis

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Darren Gergle

Job Titles:
  • Co - Chair, Design Research Council

David Gatchell

Job Titles:
  • Director, MaDE Program

Deborah Wood

Job Titles:
  • Lecturer, the Cook Family Writing Program

Diego Gómez-Zará

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Dion Geci

Job Titles:
  • Program Assistant

Diona Geci

Job Titles:
  • Program Assistant III

E.B. Hunter

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Eleanor Burgess

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Eleanor O'Rourke

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Elisa Vargas

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Elizabeth Lenaghan

Job Titles:
  • Assistant Professor of Instruction, the Cook Family Writing Program

Emma DeCosta

Job Titles:
  • Associate Professor of Instruction

Eureka Foong

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow

Gal Vered

Job Titles:
  • Gal Vered Product Manager, Google

Garrett Hedman

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Glory Dang

Job Titles:
  • Design for America Fellow

Greg Holderfield

Job Titles:
  • Director, Segal Design Institute
  • Director, Segal Design Institute / Co - Director, MMM Program
  • Is Director of the Segal Design Institute, Clinical Associate
Greg Holderfield is director of the Segal Design Institute, clinical associate professor, and director of the MMM program. He is a passionate advocate for the power of design and is well known in the field. His design work has been recognized globally with more than 25 design awards, including two prestigious German "Red Dot" awards, Japan's "Good Design" award, and the IF International Design Forum award. Greg brings to the classroom over 20 years of experience in the innovation space. Most recently he was vice president of design and strategy at ARC Worldwide / Leo Burnett, where he led breakthrough initiatives for McDonald's, P&G, Kellogg's, and Symantec. Previously he was director of strategic design innovation at HLB, working with such clients as Microsoft, Dell, Unilever, SC Johnson & Son, 3M, Wrigley, and LG Electronics. In 2009, he was named to the global design jury for the International Design Excellence Awards. Greg received his BFA in industrial design from the University of Illinois, where he was recognized with the IDSA Merit Award. He received his MS in product development from Northwestern University.

Hans Breiter

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Harish Chamarthy

Job Titles:
  • Data Product Manager

Heidi Huckabay

Job Titles:
  • Senior Design and Prototyping Specialist

Ian Horswill

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Segal Research Council

Irfan Ibrahim

Job Titles:
  • Design for America Fellow

J. Edward Colgate

Job Titles:
  • Founding Director, EDI Program

James Conley

Job Titles:
  • Clinical Professor of Technology, Kellogg School of Management
  • Clinical Professor of Technology, Kellogg School of Management / Professor of Mechanical Engineering ( by Courtesy )

Jamie Gorson

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Janice Mejia

Job Titles:
  • Lecturer, Office of Undergraduate Engineering

Jason Carley

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Jeanine Casler

Job Titles:
  • Lecturer, the Cook Family Writing Program

Jeanne Gatto

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • Director of Pharmaceuticals Strategy at Baxter International Inc
  • Director, Pharmaceuticals Strategy - Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Jeanne Gatto is Director of Pharmaceuticals Strategy at Baxter International Inc. Jeanne joined Baxter in 2016 in their corporate strategy group, before shifting focus to R&D and innovation. Prior to joining Baxter, Jeanne was in management consulting at Boston Consulting Group, focused on helping companies build growth and innovation strategies, primarily in the healthcare industry. Jeanne is a 2013 graduate of the MMM program and has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Jennifer Cole

Job Titles:
  • Lecturer, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Jeremy Birnholtz

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Jeri Beth Ward - VP

Job Titles:
  • Vice President
  • Vice President for Global Marketing and Communications
Jeri Beth Ward became Northwestern University's Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications in Fall 2018. She is responsible for driving the University's global branding and communications strategy. Ward is a double alumna of Northwestern with dual graduate degrees from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the McCormick School of Engineering. She returned to Evanston after a successful career in a variety of marketing and communications roles at Ford Motor Company and Audi. She was the first female vice president at Audi of America, serving most recently as senior vice president and chief communications officer. She earned her bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering at Kettering University. After launching her career in powertrain engineering at General Motors, she went on to earn her Northwestern degrees through the University's MMM program. While at Northwestern, she interned at General Electric in consumer marketing. In 2001 she returned to the automotive business as a marketing leader at Ford. In 2017, Ward was named to a list of America's 25 top innovators in the public relations field by the Holmes Report, a leading news outlet examining public relations and marketing trends.

Jessica Hullman

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Jian Cao

Job Titles:
  • Cardiss Collins Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Jim Wicks

Job Titles:
  • Director, EDI Program
  • Director, EDI Program / Clinical Associate Professor, Segal Design Institute

Job After MMM

Job Titles:
  • Business Strategist, IA Collaborative
  • Founder / CEO, ReBLEND
  • Product Manager, Google
  • Product Manager, Intuitive Surgical
  • Product Marketing Manager, Augmented Reality, Microsoft
  • Sales Strategy Manager, Fictiv
  • Senior Product Manager, Amazon

Job Before

Job Titles:
  • MMM: Customer Manager ( Grocery, Natural, Ecommerce ), Clif Bar & Company

Job Before Kellogg

Job Titles:
  • Research Associate
  • Chief of Staff, IDEO.Org
  • Consultant and Business Designer, Deloitte Consulting and Doblin
  • Senior Account Executive, T3
  • Senior Product Manager, Visa
  • Senior Strategy and Operations Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

Job Before MMM

Job Titles:
  • Chief of Staff, IDEO.Org
  • E - Commerce Customer Manager, Clif Bar
  • Product Development Engineer, Whirlpool
  • Program Director, Accel Biotech
  • Senior Vendor Manager, Beauty, Amazon.Com
  • System Engineer, TSG Advanced Systems
  • Technical Engineering Manager at Procter & Gamble

Joe Kuechel

Job Titles:
  • Operations Director, Ford Prototyping Lab

John Anderson

Job Titles:
  • Co - Director, Segal Design Certificate
  • John Anderson Co - Director, Segal Design Certificate Lecturer
  • Operations and Infrastructure
As co-director of the Segal Design Certificate program, John develops program curriculum and advises all students pursuing the certificate who come from schools outside of McCormick. He teaches composition and engineering communication, and is one of the core faculty members of the Design Thinking and Communication (DTC) program. Education MA, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

John Bishop

Job Titles:
  • Lecturer, the Cook Family Writing Program

John Hartman

Job Titles:
  • Clinical Assistant Professor

John Lake

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Josh Hibschman

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Juan Luciano

Job Titles:
  • Business Strategist, IA Collaborative

Julie Hui

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Kaara Kallen

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Kara Smith

Job Titles:
  • Senior Strategy and Operations Consultant

Karen Healy Stover

Job Titles:
  • Associate Director
  • Associate Director, Mpd Program

Kate Garmey

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Katharine Duke

Job Titles:
  • Lecturer, the Cook Family Writing Program

Kathleen Carmichael

Job Titles:
  • Associate Professor of Instruction, the Cook Family Writing Program

Kathryn Bernell

Job Titles:
  • Kathryn Bernell Founder / CEO, ReBLEND

Katie Luby

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Kelly Costello

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Kelly Wisneski

Job Titles:
  • Design for America Fellow

Ken Gentry

Job Titles:
  • Senior Lecturer

Kim Hoffmann

Job Titles:
  • Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Strategic Initiatives
  • Information Technology
  • Partner With Us
Kim Hoffmann manages operations, external communications, and new initiatives for the Segal Design Institute. Kim has also played an integral role in the development of the Engineering Design and Innovation (EDI) program since its inception in 2007. Before joining Northwestern, Kim worked in new product development at Logitech, a computer peripherals company, and co-founded RedStart Design, a jewelry design firm, with two other designers from Stanford. Kim holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Northwestern and an MS in product design from Stanford University.

Kornel Ehmann

Job Titles:
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Kristine Lu

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Larry Keeley

Job Titles:
  • Distinguished Fellow, Segal Design Institute

Larry Marturano

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Laurence Audenaerd

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Professor
Laurence teaches Design Thinking and Communication bringing 20 years of professional experience in research and development supporting innovative solutions for US Department of Transportation, US Dept of Defense, and NASA. Audenaerd combines his training across multiple engineering disciplines with his love for creativity and art to seek the innovative solutions to problems, resulting in over 50 academic/industrial publications. Beyond working and teaching, Audenaerd actively volunteers in the local community in a variety of youth organizations to share his passion for STEM activities. Education Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University MSE, Civil Engineering and Operations Research, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ MS, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ BE, Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Leesha Maliakal

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Leslie Fischer

Job Titles:
  • Lecturer, the Cook Family Writing Program

Lisa Del Torto

Job Titles:
  • Co - Director, Design Thinking and Communication

Liz Gerber

Job Titles:
  • Executive Committee, Design Research Council

Madhu Reddy

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Maggie Pool

Job Titles:
  • Maggie Pool Senior Product Manager, Amazon

Maggie Rodgers

Job Titles:
  • Maggie Pool Senior Product Manager, Amazon

Malcolm MacIver

Job Titles:
  • Co - Chair, Design Research Council

Mark Beeman

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Mark Fisher

Job Titles:
  • Associate Clinical Professor

Mark Gaipa

Job Titles:
  • Lecturer, the Cook Family Writing Program

Mark Schumacher

Job Titles:
  • Financial Coordinator

Mark Werwath

Job Titles:
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences

Martha Cotton

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Martin Rathgeber

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Matt Easterday

Job Titles:
  • Director, Design Research Council

Matt Levatich - CEO, President

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley - Davidson, Inc
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Harley - Davidson
Matt Levatich serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc. Levatich joined Harley-Davidson in 1994 and held positions of increasing responsibility in the U.S. and Europe, including President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Vice President and General Manager of the Motor Company's Parts and Accessories business, Vice President of Materials Management, and President and Managing Director of MV Agusta. Prior to joining Harley-Davidson, Levatich held positions in engineering and in manufacturing management with FMC Corporation and Albany International Corporation. He holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his Master's degree in engineering management and an MBA from Northwestern University. In addition to serving on the board of directors of Harley-Davidson, Inc., Levatich serves on the board of directors for Emerson, a global manufacturing and technology company based in St. Louis, and on the McCormick Advisory Council at Northwestern University.

Matthew Cummins

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Michael Beltran

Job Titles:
  • Director of 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping Lab

Michael Chapman

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Michael Greenberg

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Michael Horn

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Michael Peshkin

Job Titles:
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Michael Winnick

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Michelle Greenberg

Job Titles:
  • Lecturer, the Cook Family Writing Program

Mike Edmonds

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Mmachi Obiorah

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow

Murphy MacDonald

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Natalie DuBrow

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Natalie Espinosa

Job Titles:
  • Manager of Program Administration

Naval Captain

Job Titles:
  • System Engineer at TSG Advanced Systems / Summer Internship / Product Manager Intern

Nicholas Diakopoulos

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Noah Liebman

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Pam Daniels

Job Titles:
  • Clinical Associate Professor

Rebecca Breuer

Job Titles:
  • Executive Director, Design for America

Rene Peters

Job Titles:
  • Rene Peters Product Marketing Manager, Augmented Reality, Microsoft

Richard M. Lueptow

Job Titles:
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Robert Shaw

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Robert Taglia

Job Titles:
  • Senior Design and Prototyping Specialist

Robin Brewer

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Robin Soffer

Job Titles:
  • Associate Professor of Instruction, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Ross Brunetti

Job Titles:
  • Design for America Fellow

Sabrina Katz

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Samantha Chan

Job Titles:
  • Product Manager

Scott Cambo

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Scott Simpson

Job Titles:
  • Senior Design and Prototyping Specialist

Seamus Donegan

Job Titles:
  • Consultant and Business Designer
  • Internship During MMM: Business Design Intern, IDEO

Segal Seminars


Seyed Iravani

Job Titles:
  • Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

Shriansh Shrivastava

Job Titles:
  • Senior Product Manager

Spencer Carlson

Job Titles:
  • Design Research Fellow Alumnus

Stacy Benjamin

Job Titles:
  • Director, Segal Design Certificate

Stephen Howard Carr

Job Titles:
  • Co - Director
  • Co - Director, Mpd Program

Stephen Schueller

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Steve Franconeri

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council
  • Member of the Design Research Council / Director of the Northwestern Cognitive Science Program Director of the Visual Thinking Laboratory

Sunil Chopra

Job Titles:
  • IBM Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems, Kellogg School of Management

Susan Curtis

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer

Susan Goren

Job Titles:
  • Associate Director
  • Associate Director, MMM Program

Suzanne Olds

Job Titles:
  • Senior Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering

Todd Murphey

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Uri Wilensky

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Design Research Council

Wade Berger

Job Titles:
  • Design Research

Walter B. Herbst

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • Director, Mpd Program

Wei Chen

Job Titles:
  • Chairman, Design Research Council

Wesley Burghardt

Job Titles:
  • Associate Dean of Undergraduate Engineering

Zach Wise

Job Titles:
  • Adjunct Lecturer