Faculty


Tufts’ professors and teaching faculty are fully invested in their students’ success, willing to enrich students’ learning experience in any way they can. Many faculty members bring to the classroom years of practical experience in the field of Human Factors Engineering, including areas such as medical device design and usability research.

James Intriligator | Ph.D., Harvard University
Email | Science & Engineering Complex Robinson Hall, Room 152
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| A Professor of the Practice since 2016, Dr. Intriligator is an entrepreneur and leader in the field of consumer psychology. He developed Europe’s leading consumer psychology master’s program. Dr. Intriligator blends his knowledge of consumers, neuroscience, and human behavior to synthesize new ideas and discover new opportunities in the field of Human Factors Engineering. His areas of interest are visual perception, design thinking, and consumer experience.  He also does work in robotics, big-data, sound-vision integration, and innovation.
Nathan Ward | Ph.D., University of Utah
Email | 490 Boston Ave.
Website | An Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dr. Ward is a researcher in the field of information processing and cognition. His focus is in understanding and improving multitasking, by understanding the underlying cognitive mechanisms such as task switching and dual tasking. His areas of interest are multitasking, divided attention, and cognitive interventions.
Daniel Hannon | Ph.D., Brown University
Email | 504 Boston Ave., Room 109 A Professor of the Practice since 2008,  Dr. Hannon consults on industry Human Factors Engineering projects in addition to teaching. Working with industry leaders like MIT Lincoln Labs and the FAA, Dr. Hannon helps develop innovations in healthcare, wearable devices, and using interconnected devices to detect more complex situations. His areas of interest are universal design, assistive technology, and transportation systems.
Michael Wiklund | M.S., Tufts University
Email | Anderson Hall A Professor of the Practice since 2012, Michael Wiklund is the General Manager of UL-Wiklund, a consulting firm that specializes in Human Factors consulting. Professor Wiklund has worked in the field for over 20 years. His areas of interest are research and design, product safety, and medical devices.
Holly Taylor | Ph.D., Stanford University
Email | 490 Boston Ave., Room 315 A Professor of Psychology, Dr. Taylor is a researcher in the field of spatial cognition. Dr. Taylor’s work revolves around how sources of information affect mental models. Her areas of interest are navigation, multimedia learning, and the effects of nutrition on cognition.
Chris B. Rogers | Ph.D., Stanford University
Email | Science & Engineering Complex Robinson Hall, Room 153 Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr. Rogers is passionate about robotics and bringing engineering education to younger students. He is the founder of the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University, whose goal is to provide better STEM education and hands-on opportunities for grades K-12. His areas of interest are robotics, instrument design, and fluid turbulence.
Hal Miller-Jacobs | Ph.D., Tufts University
Email | 490 Boston Ave     Hal Miller-Jacobs is a Lecturer in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Human Factors in the Tufts Psychology department. As a usability practitioner with over thirty years experience, Hal loves to transmit this knowledge to developers and user interface specialists, helping them to enhance the user experience of their sites, applications or products. Hal drives a Tesla Model 3 with several autonomous features and can’t wait until regulations permit full autonomy to take control!

Part-Time Faculty

David Aurelio | Ph.D., Northeastern University
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A Part-Time Lecturer, Professor Aurelio is a Senior User Experience Manager at SolidWorks. He is an expert at developing products and systems that are effective, efficient, and easy to use. His areas of interest are human-machine system development, user experience strategy, and user research.

Linda Borghesani | M.S., Tufts University
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A Part-Time Lecturer, Professor Borghesani is a UX Strategist at Verizon Wireless. She works on improving smartphone user experience and designing new phone technologies that keep pace with expanding user needs. Her areas of interest are User Interface design and usability testing – Innovation and strategy – Testing and Designing new products and services – Competitive and Heuristic evaluations.

Sami Durrani | Ph.D., University of Central Florida
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A Part-Time Lecturer, Dr. Durrani is an experienced human factors researcher with over a dozen publications. He is a Senior Manager at Fresenius Medical Care. His areas of interest are medical devices, product design, and usability research.

Robert J.K. Jacob | Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
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A Professor of Computer Science, Dr. Jacob researches human-computer interaction techniques as well as user interface software. Currently, Dr. Jacob’s area of interest is in implicit brain-computer interfaces. This technology allows a computer to interpret inputs from its user without requiring explicit user action or attention.

Timothy McEwen | Ph.D., Wright State University
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A Part-Time Lecturer, Professor McEwen is a Scientist at Charles River Analytics. His areas of interest are Error/accident investigation, usability requirements and evaluation, ecological display design, medical decision support, cognitive systems engineering, resilience engineering, and electronic medical/health records.

Jivko Sinapov | Ph.D., Iowa State University
Email | Halligan Hall, Room 213
An Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Dr. Sinapov is a researcher of human-computer interaction and computer science. Focusing on the areas of developmental robotics, computational perception, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, Dr. Sinapov’s work aides in uncovering more about how humans and machines interact.

Mary Stearns | Ph.D., Boston University
Email | Robinson Hall
Mary Stearns, a former Division Chief and Principal Technical Advisor at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, has a broad and deep understanding of issues across transportation modes. She has investigated user responses and technology acceptance under normal, abnormal and emergency conditions and led a program to develop the first generation of driver assist features.

John Pollard | MBA, Harvard University
Email | Robinson Hall
John Pollard is a senior member of the Surface Transportation Human Factors Division at the Volpe Center, having worked there since 1971. He retired from full-time employment in 2016 but continues working part-time on an “as needed” basis — primarily on experimental hardware issues.

Eric Bogner | MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Email | Robinson Hall
Eric Bogner is an accomplished designer with an instinct for developing iconic, industry-leading product solutions in diverse markets and across multiple media. His corporate and consulting experience has provided the skills to navigate corporations and manufacturers to deliver disruptive yet commercially viable solutions. Bogner enjoys expanding what people think is possible, connecting ideas and leading multidisciplinary teams on complex projects. Bogner’s work spans a diverse range of industries including technology, consumer products, food & beverage, furniture, and housewares, via partnerships with companies like Target, Wyndham, Kensington and Nike. He has won extensive recognition for his work over the years, including IF, Red Dot, and Chicago Athenaeum Good Design awards. He holds over 20 patents.

Briana Bouchard
Academic Coordinator
Email | Robinson Hall, Room 156
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