Michael Alden Roller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Computer Graphics Technology
Program Coordinator; Computer Graphics Technology
Dr. Michael Alden Roller is a professional educator, designer, and researcher focusing on User Centered Design, Visual and Interaction Design, and Design Education.
Dr. Roller’ research documents the effectiveness of experiential learning approaches upon design practitioners working within post-secondary societies. The focus of this research is two-fold; identifying the needs of contemporary post-industrial design communities and the methods that best prepare learners to thrive within these communities in authentic, meaningful, and impactful ways.
Dr. Roller’s teaching focuses on User-Centered Design. In addition to two decades of professional field experience, his interdisciplinary academic background makes Dr. Roller uniquely qualified and motivated to teach courses relating to Visual Communication Design, User Experience/Interface Design, Interactive Systems and Technologies, Human-Computer Interaction, and Usability.