Julie Schell

Julie  Schell
Executive Director of Learning Design, Effectiveness, and Innovation, School of Design and Creative Technologies, College of Fine Arts
Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Design and Creative Technologies, College of Fine Arts

Phone: +1 512 232 1772
Email: julie.schell@austin.utexas.edu
Office: WWH 416A, DFA 4.132B

Dr. Julie Schell is the Executive Director of Learning Design, Innovation, and Effectiveness in the School of Design and Creative Technologies in the College of Fine Art at UT Austin. A prominent learning experience designer, Julie draws on over 20 years of experience in higher education and her early work in educational psychology to form her design practice. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at UT-Austin's top-ranked College of Education, where she teaches two popular graduate courses: Technology and Innovation in Higher Education and Problems of College Teaching and Learning. These courses focus on using human-centered design and design thinking to address education problems. Julie has a doctorate in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and an M.S. in Counseling and Educational Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. She also completed a four-year postdoctoral fellowship in pedagogical innovation at Harvard University in 2013 under physicist Eric Mazur. Julie has held positions at the nation's top research universities, including Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Harvard and most recently The University of Texas at Austin. In 2014, Teachers College at Columbia University identified Schell as an Early Riser in Higher Education for her original contributions to the field. Her scholarship focuses on incorporating the science of learning, design thinking, and human-centered design into the practice of learning experience design, and therefore teaching and pedagogy.