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SoHE weaving class

The interdisciplinary nature of the program promotes creative thinking and an ability to solve complex problems. The program will draw upon top-notch faculty from five disciplines and use our state-of-the-art facilities. We know this degree will produce graduates whose training will be in demand by employers in Wisconsin and beyond.

UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank

Faculty + Staff

Zach Benson

Position title: Enrollment Coach


Lee DeBaillie

Position title: Program Director, MDI


Kristin Eschenfelder

Position title: Professor, iSchool


Sara Hladilek

Position title: Graduate Student Coordinator & Sr Student Services Coordinator


Michelle Kwasny

Position title: Academic Director, MDI


Lennon Rodgers

Position title: Director of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab


Lesley Sager

Position title: Faculty Associate and Director of the Design Thinking Initiative, SoHE


John Surdyk

Position title: Director of INSITE, Wisconsin School of Business


Karl Williamson

Position title: Makerspace Shop Manager


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