Internship

 

The IE Lab offers internships to students enrolled in “9480: User Experience Internship.” The course is part of the User Experience and Usability (UXU) Certificate, offered by the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT). The UXU certificate prepares students to design and evaluate technology tools and information systems. The multi-faceted human-centered lens for design and evaluation is a systematic process supported by research and best practices. Read more about the courses and how to apply.

In addition, SISLT’s IELab offers following: Undergraduate students can enroll in ISLT4310. Students enrolled will work with the IE Lab for one semester, Graduate students have the alternative option to enroll in the course of ISLT9085 (Problems in ISLT). Contact your adviser to understand the best option for you.


Spring 2022

 
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Jhon Bueno Vesga

Intern Spring 2022

Jhon is a Spring 2022 intern and Ph.D. candidate at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. He is also pursuing a graduate certificate in user experience and usability. He completed a graduate certificate as an Online Educator and another in Quantitative Methods at the University of Missouri. He holds an MBA from Asia-Pacific International University and an MSc. in Information Technology from the Industrial University of Santander. In addition, he holds a BSc. in Computer Systems Engineering from the same university. Jhon currently works as a graduate research assistant at Adroit Studios Gaming Lab. His research interest includes:

  • Virtual Reality for learning
  • Usability and User Experience
  • Serious Games and Gamification
  • Computational Thinking
 
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Susan German

Intern Spring 2022

Susan German has close to 30 years of experience teaching math and science in the classroom. She currently teaches science and computer coding to 8th-grade students in Hallsville, MO, but has experience teaching from grades 6 through 12. She holds National Board Certification. She has her BS- Ed in Science Education, a B.A. in Chemistry, a Masters in Science Education, and is an Educational Specialist in Educational Technology with emphasis on Learning Systems Design and Development. She is completing her fourth year of a doctoral program in the School of Information Science and Learning Technology. Along with a Ph.D., Susan is completing graduate certificates in Online Teaching, Quantitative Methods, and User Experience and Usability.

 
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Karina Laurenitis

Intern Spring 2022

Karina Laurenitis is working with the IE Lab in Spring 2022. She is in the final semester of her MLIS program at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri. She is also concurrently working on a certificate in User Experience and Usability, concluding with the internship this semester. She has her PMP and is currently working at Smith College as in a PM/BA role. Her interests include:

  • User Experience and Design
  • Organization of Digital Data
  • Accessibility Within Corporate Data Systems
 
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Elise Martin

Intern Spring 2022

Elise is an intern with the IE Lab in Spring 2022 and working to complete a Graduate Certificate in User Experience and Usability at the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies. She also has a BA in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She has worked in a number of fields, including veterinary care, human resources, wildlife rescue, and volunteers with her local archiving group where she has written python code to help sort and rename historical files. She hopes to work with veterinary companies to improve the usability and accessibility of their patient portals and apps. Her interests include:

  • User Experience and Interface Design
  • Front-End Web Development
  • Learning Experience Design
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies
 

Fall 2021

 
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Karen Ballengee

Intern Fall 2021

Karen is a Fall 2021 intern and EdS student in Learning Technologies and Design. She is also pursuing a graduate certificate in user experience and usability. She holds a MEd in instructional technology from North Carolina State University and a BA degree in music education from Shepherd University (WV). In addition, she has an online educator graduate certificate from the University of Missouri and an undergraduate certificate in graphic design technology from Hagerstown (MD) Community College. Karen currently works as an assistant instructional technology specialist at a university on the east coast and before that she was a clarinet player in the Army. Her interests include:

  • Online Teaching
  • Learner Engagement in the Online Environment
  • Adult Learning
  • Accessibility in documents, websites, and online courses
 
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Vanessa Doutherd

Intern Fall 2021

Vanessa Doutherd is working with the IE Lab in Fall 2021. She is studying for an Education Specialist degree in Learning Technologies and Design at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri. She is also concurrently working on a certificate in User Experience and Usability. Her interests include:

  • Educational Technology
  • User Experience and Interface Design
  • Front-End Web Development
  • Learning Experience Design
  • Adult Education
 
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Jeffrey Gates

Intern Fall 2021

Hi, I’m Jeff Gates. I am currently living in the Greater St. Louis area. I received a Bachelors in English and History at Missouri State University in 2014, before moving to Austin, TX with my wife and kids. There I taught both subjects for a few years. After being given the opportunity to move back to Missouri with my family, I decided to go back to school to become a UX Designer. In 20019, I started at the University of Missouri to earn a Masters in Information Technology and Design and a certificate in Usability and User Experience. I’m getting ready to graduate in the Fall and working on my portfolio while interning. In my spare time I do a lot of woodworking, writing short stories and learning more about design.

 

Spring 2021

 
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B. Bond Williams

Intern Spring 2021

Bennett is a graduate (2020) from Mizzou earning a Specialist of Education degree in Learning Technologies and Design. Bennett comes from a previous 23 year healthcare career with clinical experience as an ARRT licensed Radiologic Technologist in Computed Tomography and general Radiography. In addition to being a graduate intern at the Information Experience Laboratory, Bennett is a professional remote session drummer and a faculty member at Marion County High School in Jasper, Tennessee, where he teaches Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Aided Design. Skills include:

  • User Experience & User interaction
  • Human-Centered design
  • AutoCAD & Fusion 360 design software, by Autodesk
  • OnShape cloud-based CAD design software
  • Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator & Premiere Pro, by Adobe
  • HTML & CSS code
  • Project Lead The Way certified educator in Engineering
 

Fall 2020

 
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Carl Hewitt

Intern Fall 2020

Carl is a Fall 2020 intern and a doctoral student at the School of Information Science and Learning Technology at the University of Missouri. He holds two masters degrees in Childhood Education and Digital Media and Design for Learning from New York University.

  • Blockchain technology and information sharing
  • The intersection of Mind and Body in Immersive Technologies
  • Information security and social media
  • HCI Design
 
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Rio Jung

Intern Fall 2020

Rio Jung is working with the IE Lab in Fall 2020. She is studying for a Masters in Learning Technologies and Design at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri. She is also concurrently working on a certificate in User Experience and Usability. Her interests include:

  • Online Learning for Higher Education
  • User Experience and Interfaces
  • Accessibility
 
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Stacey Spencer

Intern Fall 2020

Stacey Spencer is studying for a Masters a Library and Information Science at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri. She is also concurrently working on a certificate in User Experience and Usability. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Wayne State University. Her interests include:

  • Online Learning and Information Literacy Instruction
  • User experience in library-related settings
 

Spring 2020

 
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Victoria Lonergan

Intern Spring 2020

Victoria Lonergan is a recent University of Missouri graduate who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Sociology. She is currently pursuing a User Experience and Usability graduate certificate. Her research interests include:

  • Information and Interaction Design
  • User Experience
  • Human-Centered Design
 
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Jeff Shelton

Intern Spring 2020

Jeff Shelton has worked as an opera singer for many US companies. He is currently a student with the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT). He has a background and experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Music from Illinois State University, an Associates in Web Design and Multimedia from St. Charles Community College, and a Certificate in Digital Marketing from the University of Missouri St. Louis.

  • Web Development
  • User Experience Designing.
 
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Christopher Tilley

Intern Spring 2020

Christopher Tilley is a User Experience/Usability Certificate student with the school of Information Science and Learning Technology. He has a background in the field of Media Production and Advertising, and holds a Bachelor's of Science in Media Production from Missouri State University. His interests include:

  • User Interface Design,
  • User Experience and Usability,
  • Human Computer Interaction.
 

Spring 2019

 
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Gloria Creed-Dikeogu

Intern Spring 2019

Dr. Gloria Creed-Dikeogu is currently a student in the Graduate User Experience Certificate Program at the School of Information Science and Learning Technology at the University of Missouri. She holds Master’s degrees in Library and Information Management, Human Resources and Business Administration and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Online Learning and Instructional Design. Her research interests are:

  • Online Learning and Information Literacy Instruction
  • User experience in library-related settings
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Digital Humanities
 
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Amy Frisz-Conlon

Intern Spring 2019

Amy Frisz-Conlon is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Architectural Studies at the College of Human Environment Science. She is also pursuing a User Experience and Usability certificate with the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri. She holds both a Master of Science in Architecture and a Master of Design from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture Art and Planning. Her research interests include:

  • Learning Environments — Physical and Digital
  • Design and Cognition
  • Interaction Design and Usability Evaluation
  • Architecture and Interior Design
 
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Matin Qazi

Intern Spring 2019

Matin Quazi is a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri. He is currently a PhD candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and MS student in Information Science and Learning Technology. He also holds an MBA degree. His areas of expertise include:

  • Learning management system design
  • User experience and usability
  • Educational policy analysis
  • Human resources development
 

Fall 2018

 
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Courtney Baker

Intern Fall 2018

Courtney Baker was an Intern with the IE Lab in Fall 2018. She completed her master’s degree in Learning Technologies and Design at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri in 2018. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California, San Diego. She is currently pursuing her interests in Instructional Design.

 
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Michele Kroll

Intern Fall 2018

Michele Kroll worked with the IE Lab in Fall 2018. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Learning Technologies and Design at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri. She has seven certificates from the Interaction Design Foundation in User Experience and Usability. She holds an EdS in Information Science and Learning Technologies. Her research interests include:

  • Using Immersive Technologies for online learning environments(VR/AR)
  • Exploring Designs for Learning-CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning)
  • Gamification