founder and chair of the Cognitive Science Department and Breed Professor of Design emeritus; and professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer science of Northwestern University. He is a former vice president of Apple and a former executive of Hewlett Packard. Dr. Norman serves as an IDEO Fellow and is on company boards and advisory boards. He has been Distinguished Visiting Professor of Industrial Design at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He has received honorary degrees from the University of Padua (Italy) and the Technical University of Delft (the Netherlands); the Lifetime Achievement Award from SIGCHI, the professional organization for computer–human interaction; and the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science from the Franklin Institute (Philadelphia). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association for Computing Machinery, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Design Research Society. He serves on the Board of Trustees of IIT’s Institute of Design in Chicago. His books include numerous textbooks and monographs in psychology and cognitive science and, most recently, books on design: The Design of Everyday Things, Things That Make Us Smart, Emotional Design, and Living with Complexity.
Laurie Zoloth, a Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, is director of the Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life at Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, and was the founding director of the Center for Bioethics, Science and Society at Northwestern University`s Feinberg School of Medicine. She teaches in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, in the Jewish Studies program, and as a professor of religious studies. From 1995 to 2003, she was a founder and director of the Program in Jewish Studies of San Francisco State University. In 2011, she was elected vice president of the American Academy of Religion. In 2001, she was the president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, she was a two-term member of its founding board, and she received its Distinguished Service Award in 2007. She was a founder and vice president of the Society for Jewish Ethics and is a current board member. She served two terms as a member of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) National Advisory Council, the nation's highest civilian advisory board for NASA, for which she received the NASA National Public Service Award in 2005; the Executive Committee of the International Society for Stem Cell Research; and she was the founding chair of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Bioethics Advisory Board. She has also been on the founding national boards of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the International Society for Stem Cell Research, the Society for Scriptural Reasoning, and NASA’s International Planetary Protection Advisory Committee. In 2005, she was honored as the Graduate Theological Union’s alumna of the year; and in 2009, she received Northwestern University`s most distinguished award for teaching. In 2011, she was named to the City of Evanston Environmental Board. Dr. Zoloth received her doctorate in social ethics from the Graduate Theological Union and an MA in Jewish Studies from Graduate Theological Union, The Center for Jewish Studies in May 1993; an MA in English from California State University (San Francisco State) in 1991; a BSN from the University of the State of New York in 1982; and a BA in women’s studies from the University of California, Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa and Cum Laude) in 1974.