Dr. Nancy Roberts, Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences, (GSOIS), Department of Defense Analysis
With her colleagues at NPS, Dr. Roberts currently is building an interdisciplinary program in Design Thinking that focuses on innovative problem solving in the military. Her teaching assignments include courses on Coping with Wicked Problems, Network Design, and Design Thinking. Dr. Roberts developed and designed new courses and launched a research program that employs analytic methodologies such as relational, geospatial, and temporal analyses to counter terror, insurgency, arms, and drug networks. She currently is working on two books: Tackling Wicked Problems by Design and Network Design. Read more about Dr. Roberts here.
Ms. Anita Salem, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Anita is a design researcher with extensive experience in human-centered design. She works in the public and private sectors helping to integrate design research into the development of new processes, policies, and technologies. Anita received her Master degree from the University of Washington in Human-Centered Design and Engineering in 1997. Read more here.
Ms. Eleanor Uhlinger, University Librarian and head of the Dudley Knox Library. She is keenly focused on ensuring that the Library be a place where students, faculty and knowledge come together so that information can be exchanged and critical thinking can occur. She has actively reshaped the physical and virtual library — tearing down shelving where dusty books used to sit (now they are accessible online 24/7) and creating a variety of individual and collaborative study spaces, many with A/V capabilities.
DKL's Lower Level has become the perfect spot for a "human centered design maker space" where people can brainstorm, with "props" to help them think outside the box and "shape" new ideas and concepts via prototyping. The DKL Design Sp@ce features: giant whiteboards, electronic whiteboards, sticky notes, building blocks, pipe cleaners and clay — in a setting that promotes rearranging the furniture and thinking outside the box as part of the process of prototyping ideas. See Ms. Uhlinger's list of related resources.
Ms. Lyla Englehorn, MPP, has a research faculty appointment at Naval Postgraduate School, and supports many research initiatives involving maritime security, information sharing, and innovation. At NPS she has worked with the Multimodal Information Sharing Team (MIST), the Maritime Defense and Security Research Program (MDSRP), the MOVES Institute, the Graduate Writing Center, and now serves as the Director of Concept Generation for the Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER). In her role with CRUSER she guides concept generation and development work in unmanned systems; and is a member of the NPS Design Thinking community, incorporating the practice of design to achieve emergent outcomes. She is also part of the instruction team for the International Maritime Security course sequence, specializing in international maritime legal regimes. Lyla earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the Panetta Institute for Public Policy at CSUMB, and completed her undergraduate work at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Her research interests include international maritime security policy, information sharing practices, and innovation processes incorporating design. Ms. Englehorn holds a TS/SCI clearance.