Peter Billington, Ph.D., MarTec Professor of Operations Management at Colorado State University and Editor, Business Education Innovation Journal
Designer and Educator
For the past four years he’s taught digital fabrication and physical computing at day-camps and after-school programs for teens, and professional development workshops for teachers. He’s worked with the Institute of Play, The Makerbot Foundation, and several NYC museums including The American Museum of Natural History, The Jewish Museum, and the Guggenheim.
Over that period he also earned his master’s degree at the School of Visual Arts where he focused on the intersection of Design and Education, developing his own lesson design framework for leveraging creative tools through project- and game-based-learning. This coming summer he’ll be co-facilitating the teacher professional development camp offered through ITP.
Joseph now works at The Future Project, an education non-profit that works in public high-schools in seven cities across America, coaching students to realize their purpose and passions and manifest them as Future Projects.
He is currently working with educators throughout The Future Project’s network to build programs that teach not just physical computing, digital fabrication and coding, but also music production, film and photography, fashion design, graphic design, game design, woodworking, hair styling, and more.
Founder, Cutler & Company
In 2013, he also launched Smaller Cities Unite!, which is an initiative aimed at creating new networks, connections and collaborations between government, arts, design, entrepreneurial and student communities from cities with populations of 500,000 or less. Smaller Cities Unite! has received coverage in such media outlets as the Copenhagen Post, GOOD, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station (WESA), Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Providence Journal, Providence Phoenix and Providence Business News.
Since 2008, he has served as the professional advisor to Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design students on A Better World by Design, the premier global conference on socially conscious design. Since 2008, 4,500 students and professionals from six continents have attended this 3-day conference now in its seventh year.
Previously, he had served in a number of senior positions with Edelman, a global public relations firm, Feinstein Kean Healthcare (a division of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide), Boston’s Faulkner Hospital, and Harvard Community Health Plan.
Andy received his B.A. from George Washington University.
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