ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

The planning and production of MODE Summits rely on the support from many individuals within the design discipline. Each year the organizing committee grows in order to expand on the possibilities. If you are interested in becoming part of a sub-committee for MODE19 or beyond, please contact us! 

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BRENT BARSON

Motion Designer
Associate Professor

Brigham Young University

LIZ BLAZER

Networking Chair
Visiting Assistant Professor

Pratt Institute

JILLIAN COOREY

Proceedings Design 
& Long Paper Chair
Associate Professor

Kent State University

AARON GANCI

Student Showcase Chair
Assistant Professor

Herron School of Art + Design, Indiana University

LUCAS HALEY

Proceedings, Grants 
& Logistics Chair
Research Faculty and Senior Lecturer

Massey University

KACEY MORROW

Social Media, Design & Communications Committee
Associate Professor

Western Washington University

ANDRE MURNIEKS

Proceedings, Grants 
& Logistics Chair
Research Faculty & Senior Lecturer

Massey University

BRUNO RIBEIRO

Workshops & Virtual 
Presentation Panel Chair
Associate Professor

California Polytechnic State University

GRETCHEN CALDWELL RINNERT

Conference Chair
Sponsorship
Associate Professor

Kent State University

HEATHER SHAW

Short Paper Chair
Associate Professor

Lesley University

R. BRIAN STONE

Master of Ceremonies
Associate Professor

The Ohio State University

REBECCA TEGTMEYER

Communications 
& Design Chair
Associate Professor 

Michigan State University