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Lesley-Ann Noel, Ph.D.

Courses:

SISE 3010 - Design Thinking for Collective Impact

Bio:

As the Associate Director for Design Thinking for Social Impact and Professor of Practice, Lesley-Ann Noel will teach design thinking courses for the Tulane School of Architecture's Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Minor program and build capacity for design thinking education through facilitations, consultations, and trainings at the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking.

Before joining Tulane, Noel was part of the 2018-2019 Ocean Design Teaching Fellowship, a cohort of fellows that brought deep experience in design, ocean science, and international policy. The Ocean Design Teaching Fellow program is co-hosted with the Stanford d.school, where she also served as a lecturer. In her professional practice, she draws on the fields of design, anthropology, business, and education to create product development and business strategy with stakeholders. Her research practice is guided by an emancipatory philosophy. Noel focuses on developing a design curriculum for non-traditional audiences and promoting the work of designers outside of Europe and North America. She has exhibited work at design exhibitions in Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Brazil, Germany, France, and the USA. She has presented peer-reviewed papers at design conferences in the Caribbean, the US, the UK, and India.

Noel completed her Ph.D. in Design at North Carolina State University in 2018. Her Ph.D. research focused on design thinking at a rural primary school in Trinidad and Tobago. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of the West Indies and a bacharelado (equivalent to bachelor’s degree) in industrial design from Universidade Federal do Paraná. Lesley-Ann is a former Fulbright Scholar and a lecturer at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago.