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Dr. Julie Schell

University of Texas at Austin, School of Design and Creative Technologies
Executive Director of Extended and Executive Education
Austin, Texas
Dr. Julie Schell is the Executive Director of Extended and Executive Education for the School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin, where she is also an Assistant Professor of Practice in both the School of Design and the College of Education. She is an expert in the psychology of human learning and in the pedagogy of design thinking. She has published and spoken nationally and internationally on the teaching and learning of design thinking. Dr. Schell has worked with several Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Southwest Airlines, and Charles Schwab to learn and increase the uptake of design thinking using state of the art learning science. She is the creator of Think Before You Design Think­™️, a popular introductory human-centered design course she first launched at AT&T in 2018. Dr. Schell teaches graduate courses at The University of Texas at Austin on design thinking, technology, innovation, and human learning. She was the Director of Texas OnRamps from 2013-2018. ​