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Faculty and Instructors

Donna Cohn

Donna CohnDonna Cohn, visiting assistant professor of applied design, received a B.S. from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, and a Master of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.

She has worked with assistive technology and universal design over the past 25 years, first designing customized devices with the Boston Center for Independent Living, and later working as a product designer for AliMed, a medical product manufacturing and distribution company.

Professor Cohn's course offerings at Hampshire present applied design topics in the context of social and environmental issues.

Megan L. Briggs

Megan Briggs, adjunct assistant professor of social entrepreneurship, received a B.A. degree with a focus in family and developmental psychology from Hampshire College and an M.A. degree with a focus in social entrepreneurship education from Prescott College.

She has spent the past twelve years working with both non-profit and for profit enterprises in the Pioneer Valley, and has been teaching courses in social entrepreneurship and soft goods design at the Hampshire College Lemelson Center for the past four years.


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