Why the Environmental Designers of Tomorrow Need Graduate School Today

By Lana Whitehead on April 18, 2018 in Innovative Design

If we could design a perfectly sustainable world, what would it look like?

Whether we picture personal sustainability efforts like recycling and water conservation, businesses that manage to thrive with minimal effect on the environment, or cityscapes that simply have more greenery than...

6 Career Paths You Can Pursue with a UX Degree

By Lana Whitehead on April 11, 2018 in Data, Information, Computer Technology, Design

The old adage says that “curiosity killed the cat.” Clearly the old wisdom about curiosity has not been updated to fit a world where UX design is a critical part of business strategy.

In the realm of user experience, curiosity is not a killer, but a crucial ingredient for success. Curiosity in...

5 Myths About Returning to Graduate School for an Unrelated Degree - Debunked

By Lana Whitehead on April 4, 2018 in Graduate School Resources

It’s 4PM on a Wednesday and you have been glancing at the clock methodically every half-hour since your lunch break, wondering if you can sign off and go home. It’s not the people—you like your boss and your co-workers are great—it’s the job.

Perhaps you were interested in this career right out...

How I Juggled a Family and a Graduate Program — From A Mom Who Did It

By Melody Tankersley on March 28, 2018 in Graduate Student Stories, Graduate School Resources

As part of our effort to understand and support the needs of mothers who chose to return to graduate school for a specialized degree, we talked with Kent State’s very own, Lana Whitehead, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Director of Graduate Admissions.

Lana, a mother of 6 children,...