MPD²Programs

Faculty

The Master of Product Design and Development Management (MPD²) program at Northwestern University features outstanding faculty from the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Kellogg School of Management, and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, as well as leading experts drawn from the field. The faculty are all leading practitioners and scholars of distinction, well known for their experience and research. They have developed groundbreaking theories in many academic fields including user research, game theory, and product development processes. MPD² faculty members regularly serve as consultants to industry and government. This familiarity with current trends and challenges enables them to provide MPD² students with the cutting-edge approaches to new product management problems and solutions.

Walter B. Herbst, IDSA
Director, MPD² Program

Clinical Professor of Mechanical Engineering
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Scholar Northwestern Center of Engineering Education Research
Clinical Professor of Marketing
Kellogg School of Management
Founder HLB
Founder Herbst Produkt

Stephen Carr, PhD
Co-Director, MPD² Program

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Achal Bassamboo

Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences
Co-Director, MMM Program
Kellogg School of Management

Beth Bennett

Assistant Professor, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Medill School of Journalism

John Boyce

Adjunct Lecturer, MPD² Program
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Vice President of Human Resources, Vail Systems

Russell J. Branaghan, PhD

Visiting Professor, MPD² Program
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology
Director of Human Technology Interaction Laboratory
Arizona State University

Dan Brown

Clinical Associate Professor, MPD² Program
Clinical Associate Professor MS-EDI
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

President
Logger-Head Tools

Leo Brubaker

Adjunct Lecturer, MPD² Program
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

COO, Centro

James G. Conley, PhD

Clinical Professor, MPD² Program

Clinical Professor Center for Research in Technology & Innovation
Kellogg School of Management

Principal Winnemac Consulting

Sudhakar D. Deshmukh, PhD

Charles E. Morrison Professor of Decision Sciences
Kellogg School of Management

Mark Dziersk, FIDSA

Adjunct Lecturer, MPD² Program
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Managing Director LUNAR

Thomas F. Gibbons, JD

Dean School of Continuing Studies

Senior Lecturer
School of Law

John Hartman

Adjunct Lecturer, Segal Design Institute
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Partner, Design Gambit

Dan Heck

Adjunct Lecturer, Segal Design Institute
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Principal, BlueFuse

Scot Herbst

Adjunct Lecturer, MPD² Program
Partner, Herbst Produkt

Greg Holderfield, IDSA

Director Segal Design Institute
Co-Director MMM Program

Clinical Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering
Clinical Associate Professor, MPD² Program
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Candy Lee

Clinical Professor, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Medill School of Journalism

Richard M. Lueptow, PE, ScD

Senior Associate Dean

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Anthony P. Orzechowski

Adjunct Lecturer, MPD² Program
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Director of R&D Quality Engineering
Abbott Diagnostics


Christopher K. Riesbeck, PhD

Adjunct Lecturer, MPD² Program
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Vice President Acumenical Inc.

Robert Schieffer

Adjunct Professor, MPD² Program
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing
Kellogg School of Management

President Schieffer and Associates

Robin Soffer

Associate Professor of Instruction
Kapnick Business Institutions Program
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Jim Wicks

Clinical Associate Professor
Segal Design Institute
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Associate Director
Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation