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Meet the Program Directors

Program Directors

  • Shawn Benner

    Human Environment Systems

    Shawn Benner

    Dr. Benner is the Associate Dean for CID and also the Director of the Human-Environment Systems (HES) group. HES is using community based research to find real world solutions to pressing environmental challenges.

    Dr. Benner is the Associate Dean for CID and also the Director of the Human-Environment Systems (HES) group. HES is using community based research to find real world solutions to pressing environmental challenges.

  • Anthony Ellertson

    Director

    Dr. Ellertson is the Director of CID’s major, Games, Interactive and Mobile Media (GIMM). GIMM graduates use their skills in immersive ‘gaming’ technologies to solve complex challenges in industry, education, and the community.

    Dr. Ellertson is the Director of CID’s major, Games, Interactive and Mobile Media (GIMM). GIMM graduates use their skills in immersive ‘gaming’ technologies to solve complex challenges in industry, education, and the community.

  • Donna Llewellyn

    Director

    Dr. Llewellyn is the Director of the Institute for Inclusive and Transformative Scholarship and also serves as the Director of Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP). VIP enables research experiences for undergraduates that build technical and workplace skills on multisemester, cross-disciplinary teams.

    Vertically Integrated Projects

    Dr. Llewellyn is the Director of the Institute for Inclusive and Transformative Scholarship and also serves as the Director of Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP). VIP enables research experiences for undergraduates that build technical and workplace skills on multisemester, cross-disciplinary teams.

  • Nic Miller

    Executive Director

    Nic leads the Venture College, where students acquire entrepreneurial skills and apply those skills in launching new ventures.

    Nic leads the Venture College, where students acquire entrepreneurial skills and apply those skills in launching new ventures.

  • Heidi Reeder

    Director

    Dr. Reeder is the Director of the Certificate in Leadership and Human Relations and the Applied Leadership Certificate. LEAD certificates help student develop their leadership skills and awareness in a society hungry for leaders who can make a difference.

    Dr. Reeder is the Director of the Certificate in Leadership and Human Relations and the Applied Leadership Certificate. LEAD certificates help student develop their leadership skills and awareness in a society hungry for leaders who can make a difference.

  • John Ziker

    Director

    Dr. Ziker is a professor and chair of the Boise State Anthropology Department and Director of the User Experience Research Certificate and User Research Professional Certificate. The UXR certificates adapt the knowledge and skills in anthropology for public and private sector employment.

    Dr. Ziker is a professor and chair of the Boise State Anthropology Department and Director of the User Experience Research Certificate and User Research Professional Certificate. The UXR certificates adapt the knowledge and skills in anthropology for public and private sector employment.

  • Jennie Myers

    Jennie Myers

    Co-Director

    Jennie has over 15 years of experience working in the marketing and advertising industry, leading teams to creatively solve complex business problems. In addition, to co-leading the ID:EA certificate, she currently carries the torch for creativity at Against, a creative services company focused on rebel brands.

    Innovation and Design: Emerging Applications (ID:EA)

    Jennie has over 15 years of experience working in the marketing and advertising industry, leading teams to creatively solve complex business problems. In addition, to co-leading the ID:EA certificate, she currently carries the torch for creativity at Against, a creative services company focused on rebel brands.

  • Brad Weigle

    Brad Weigle

    Director

    Innovation and Design: Emerging Applications (ID:EA)