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Allison Druin

Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Partnerships


Dr. Allison Druin is the inaugural Associate Provost for Research and Strategic Partnerships at Pratt Institute. Dr. Druin hails from the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland where she was a Professor for almost 20 years leading design teams of children and adults to develop new storytelling technologies. Among her numerous roles at Maryland, Dr. Druin served from 2013 to 2015 as Chief Futurist for the university’s Division of Research. From 2015-2017, Dr. Druin took leave from the university to serve as Special Advisor for National Digital Strategy for the United States National Park Service. In her national leadership role, she worked on such projects as the redesign of the Lincoln Memorial visitor experience; the development of the Every Kid in a Park program; and the a new National Digital Junior Ranger program.

Ph.D., University of New Mexico, College of Education
M.S., MIT, Media Lab
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, Graphic Design