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Listen to Episode 4 of the Experience Magazine™️ Podcast with Aaron Bradley and Frank Russell, both professors at the University of Cincinnati in the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education.
About Aaron Bradley
Aaron Bradley is an Associate Professor and Faculty Lead of the NEXT Innovation Scholars program – a signature cross-disciplinary innovation initiative at the University of Cincinnati. He teaches courses on design thinking, innovation, and digital storytelling, and regularly leads a variety of industry-sponsored design sprints and ideation sessions with students from multiple colleges, academic years, and areas of study. His expertise with experiential learning and the development of university/industry partnerships has led to the creation of multiple new courses and programs, including the development of the nation’s first and only cooperative education program for fine arts students, and the creation of the “Virtual Innovation Studio”, a cross-disciplinary student consultancy that completes innovation and design research projects for industry clients while working 100% remotely. Professor Bradley’s research and scholarly expertise includes the future of work, the future of education, and the evolving role of creativity as a professional skill.
About Frank Russell
Frank Russell, AIA, is the Director of UC Forward, a university-wide program that promotes collaborative innovation among diverse disciplines and community partners. He is an Associate Professor in the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education. Russell is a registered Architect and Urban Designer and a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has provided teaching, research, and community outreach for community development since 1990 in UC positions including Asst. Director of the DAAP Center for Urban Design. Director of the DAAP Community Design Center and continues as the Director of the University-wide Niehoff Urban Studio which is a pioneering off-campus partnership program that over 15 years has provided credit bearing interdisciplinary coursework for students and engagement with community stakeholders in problem solving research and design activity.