Molly Wright Steenson

Author, Designer, Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University

Molly Wright Steenson is a designer, author, and speaker. At Carnegie Mellon University, she is Senior Associate Dean of Research in the College of Fine Arts and the K&L Gates Associate Professor in Ethics and Computational Technologies. Dr. Steenson is the author of “Architectural Intelligence: How Designers and Architects Designed the Digital Landscape” (MIT Press, 2017), a history of AI in architecture and design, and co-editor of the forthcoming book “Bauhaus Futures,” to be published by MIT Press in 2019. She was an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at UW-Madison from 2013–15, and a design professor in California and Italy before that.

She is a pioneering UX designer who started working with the Web in 1994 at Fortune 500 companies, consulting firms and innovative startups, a career that started right here in Madison. She holds a PhD in Architecture from Princeton University, a Master’s in Environmental Design from the Yale School of Architecture—and is a proud Badger with a BA in German Literature.

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