Darren serves in The Hub as a Senior Learning Experience Designer. Prior to joining The Hub, Darren has worked for the past 16 years as a user experience (UX) professional. He also worked several years as an instructional designer with a focus on optimizing learning experiences and change management, along with 5+ years of service as an adjunct professor and workshop leader. It is Darren’s expectation that the combination of his experience design and instructional design acumen, passion for excellence, and love for optimizing learning experiences will enable him to bring tremendous value to the team and MSU.
Darren holds a B.S. in Information Technology from Capella, a M.S. in Information Management from Syracuse, a M.S. in User Experience Design from Kent State, and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University.
Outside of work, Darren spends time doing photography, bicycling, bowling, playing fantasy football, and mentoring junior UXers.
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