Jonathan graduated from USMA in 2009 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After serving in the 82nd Airborne Division as a Combat Engineer for several years he was selected to join the Special Forces. As a Green Beret, he has worked with several partner nations throughout Africa. Jonathan completed his MS in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in 2019 focusing on Dynamics and Manufacturing and is currently an Instructor in the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department at USMA. Jonathan enjoys exploring national parks with his wife and children and traveling to francophone countries.
Barbara A. Karanian, Ph.D. , Lecturer, formerly visiting Professor, in the School of Engineering, in the Mechanical Engineering Design Group at Stanford University.
Barbara's research focuses on four areas: 1)grounding a blend of theories from social-cognitive psychology, engineering design, and art to show how cognition affects design; 2) changing the way people understand the emotion behind their work with the intent to do something new; 3) shifting norms of leaders involved in entrepreneurial-minded action; and 4) developing teaching methods with a storytelling focus in engineering and science education.
Founder of the Design Entrepreneuring Studio: Barbara helps teams generate creative environments. Companies that she has worked with renew their commitment to innovation. She also helps students answer these questions when she teaches some of these methods to engineering, design, business, medicine, and law students. Her courses use active storytelling and self-reflective observation as one form to help student and industry leaders traverse across the iterative stages of a project- from the early, inspirational stages to prototyping and then to delivery.
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