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Lisa Pena

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Lecturer
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1605
Lecturer
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1605
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Design, Environment and the Arts
Herberger Institute

Biography: 

Lisa Peña is a visual communication designer whose specialties include information design, inclusive design, and professional development. Her research focuses on historic information design and its ability to impact the future of design education. She is a strong proponent of inclusive design principles and encourages applying them to projects to enhance the abilities/experiences of multiple users.

In addition to teaching, Ms. Peña is an active AIGA member and serves as the student group's advisor. For the VCD program, she is the undergraduate internship coordinator who verifies students and employers comply with the school's requirements. In Fall 2017, she volunteered to join HIDA's Diversity and Inclusion Group to remove barriers, provide opportunities for all, and improve the learning/working environment.

Throughout her career, Ms. Peña has taught numerous in-person and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Over the years, her students have produced print and/or digital work that has been selected as winners or finalists for various student competitions. 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Design, Environment and the Arts, Arizona State University (In-progress)
  • M.S.D. (Graphic Design), Arizona State University 2007
  • B.S. Industrial Technology, Arizona State University 2003
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 361Visual Communication III
GRA 484Internship
GRA 499Individualized Instruction
GRA 581Internship in Teaching Design
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 484Internship
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 362Visual Communication IV
GRA 563Thesis Document Design
GRA 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 361Visual Communication III
GRA 484Internship
GRA 499Individualized Instruction
GRA 581Internship in Teaching Design
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 484Internship
DSC 599Thesis
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 362Visual Communication IV
GRA 499Individualized Instruction
GRA 563Thesis Document Design
GRA 590Reading and Conference
DSC 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 361Visual Communication III
GRA 484Internship
GRA 499Individualized Instruction
GRA 581Internship in Teaching Design
DSC 592Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 362Visual Communication IV
GRA 563Thesis Document Design
GRA 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 361Visual Communication III
GRA 484Internship
GRA 561Methods in Visual Comm I
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 345Design Rhetoric
GRA 362Visual Communication IV
GRA 563Thesis Document Design
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 345Design Rhetoric
GRA 361Visual Communication III
GRA 484Internship
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 345Design Rhetoric
GRA 362Visual Communication IV
GRA 562Methods in Visual Comm II
DSC 590Reading and Conference
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