The People of CREATE include, over our first two years, 9 associate directors; 29 postdocs, visitors and faculty; 2 staff (and growing!); and almost 200 students.


Jennifer Mankoff, Director

Mark Harniss, Director for Education

Anat Caspi, Associate Director

Heather Feldner, Associate Director

Leah Findlater, Associate Director

James Fogarty, Associate Director

Jon Froehlich, Associate Director

Richard Ladner, Founding Director for Education Emeritus

Kat Steele, Associate Director

Jacob O. Wobbrock, Associate Director, Founding Co-Director Emeritus

Additional faculty

Sarah Marie Coppola

Kim Ingraham

Annuska Zolyomi


Alexandra Portnova

Stacy Hsueh

Alumni postdocs

Visiting faculty

Alumni visiting faculty and scholars

Matthew Butler, Associate Professor, Department of Human Centred Computing, Monash University, Australia. Visiting scholar, hosted by Jen Mankoff and the Make4all Lab. 2022-2023.

Emily Whiting, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Boston University. Visiting Scholar in Human Centered Design & Engineering and Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. 2022 – 2023.


Olivia Banner

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Director of Strategy and Operations 

Dr. Banner joins CREATE in January 2024.

Google Scholar

Kathleen Quin Voss

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Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager

Liz Diether-Martin

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Digital Content Developer and Editor