Molly Wright Steenson is an associate professor in the School of Design. She is also the chair of the Doctor of Design (DDes) program and has a courtesy appointment with the School of Architecture. Steenson researches the history of architecture, design, and artificial intelligence from the 1960s to the present, and is the author of the forthcoming book Architecting Interactivity (MIT Press, 2017) that explores these linkages, with a focus on the practices of Nicholas Negroponte, Cedric Price, Christopher Alexander, and Richard Saul Wurman. Prior to Carnegie Mellon, she was an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and resident professor at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Ivrea, Italy in the early 2000s. She has also worked professionally with the web for 23 years. Steenson holds a PhD in architecture from Princeton University and a Master's in Environmental Design from the Yale School of Architecture.