2024 Investiture Information

Eugene Korsunskiy

Associate Professor of Engineering

Professor Korsunskiy discusses the Design Initiative at Dartmouth.

Research Interests

Design thinking; human-centered design; creative confidence; interdisciplinary collaboration

Education

  • BA, Art & Art History, Williams College 2008
  • MFA, Design, Stanford University 2012

Awards

  • Woodhouse Excellence in Teaching Award, Thayer School of Engineering (2020)
  • Presidents' Good Steward Award, Campus Compact for NH (2019)
  • Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching, DCAL (2018)
  • Engaged Practices Innovation Grant, University of Vermont (2015, 2016)
  • Innovation by Design Award, Fast Company (2013)
  • Educator’s Choice Award, Maker Faire Bay Area (2012, 2013)
  • Spark! Grant, Stanford Arts Institute (2011)
  • SiCa Fellowship, Stanford University (2010)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2008)
  • Hubbard Hutchinson Memorial Fellowship, Williams College (2008)
  • Ruchman Fellowship, Williams College (2007)
  • Berkshire Art Association Fellowship (2007)

Startups

SparkTruck
Co-Founder

Research Projects

  • AAU STEM Project on Teaching Evaluation

    AAU STEM Project on Teaching Evaluation

    With support from the Association of American Universities (AAU), we are creating a system for teaching evaluation that integrates evidence-based evaluation data from three sources: student course assessments, peer observation, and self-reflection. Existing student course assessments are being augmented to focus on observable best practices, rather than students' intuitive impression of the instructor. Peer observations are conducted in accordance with a consistent protocol, which includes guided pre-briefing and debrief sessions between the observer and observee. Self-reflection allows each instructor to note and report on their progress toward the implementation of best teaching practices. The system is currently being piloted and assessed en route to broader implementation. Learn more

Selected Publications

  • Korsunskiy, E. "Instant Replay." In Greenberg, S.S. Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create and Lead in Unconventional Ways. New York: Ten Speed Press. (2021)
  • Korsunskiy, E., Williams, K., Burnett, B., and Evans, D. "Direct Your Curiosity." In Greenberg, S.S. Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create and Lead in Unconventional Ways. New York: Ten Speed Press. (2021)
  • Korsunskiy, E. "Designing Your Life." In Hall, S.W. Leadership Blueprints: Adopt, Adapt, Adjust. New York: Barrow Street Press. (2021)
  • Krummeck, K., Korsunskiy, E., and Garmon, G. "Reflections on Power and Privilege in Design: A Letter from Three White Design Educators." The Journal of Design and Creative Technologies. Vol. 4, Issue 2. (2020)
  • Korsunskiy, E. "Dismantling White Supremacy in Design Classrooms." Future of Design in Higher Education. (2020)
  • Korsunskiy, E., Hoffmann, K., Garmon, G., Angst, W., and Roeschmann, C. "Toward a Peer-Powered Resource for Teaching Human-Centered Design Projects at the University Level." The Journal of Design and Creative Technologies. Vol. 2, Issue 1. (2018)
  • Korsunskiy, E. "A New Kind of 'Flipped' Classroom." Leadership + Design. (2017)
  • Korsunskiy, E. "Wheeling our Learning Spaces into the Future." Leadership + Design. (2017)

Courses

Videos

Design Initiative at Dartmouth

Using Human-Centered Design To Help Dartmouth

Dartmouth Senior Design Challenge Presentations 2022

Senior Design Challenge: Overview

Senior Design Challenge: Pison

Senior Design Challenge: Patient Safety Learning Lab

Senior Design Challenge: Women's Health Resource Center

Senior Design Challenge: Weight & Wellness Center