Michael  McQuaid

Michael McQuaid

Associate Professor of Instruction


Mick McQuaid graduated with the PhD degree from the University of Arizona in 2003 and has been teaching for almost all the time since, with just a year as a post-doc at Carnegie Mellon and two years as a computing security expert at University of Michigan. He has taught at University of Michigan, University of Oregon, and Rochester Institute of Technology. Mick grew up in an Air Force family and moved around the United States quite a bit. In his spare time he plays Irish traditional flute and Uilleann pipes and does woodworking. He has a wonderful family including two adorable teenagers.


PhD Management Information Systems, University of Arizona
MS Operations Management, University of Wisconsin
MBA Quantitative Analysis, University of Wisconsin

Areas Of Specialization

Research mainly in accessibility
Teaching in HCI and Data Analytics + Database

Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabus
2023SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science UX Prototyping
2023SpringINF 385CHuman-Computer Interaction
2023SpringI 306Statistics for Informatics
2022FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Rapid Prototyping and Lean UX Methodology
2022FallI 320UTopics in User Experience Design Information and Interaction Design