Faculty and Staff

Leah Scolere, Ph.D.

Leah Scolere

Assistant Professor
254 Aylesworth SE
(970) 491-2721


Ph.D. Cornell University
M.S. Cornell University
M.A. Cornell University
B.S. Cornell University

Teaching Emphasis

  • Design Studios
  • Digital Media and the Built Environment
  • Design Communication
  • Design Research Methods
  • Portfolio and Social Media
  • Emerging Technologies and Materials for Design

Research Emphasis

  • Design Communication
  • Digital Media Technologies
  • Interactive Environments
  • Creative Entrepreneurs and Digital Labor

Research and Scholarship (selected)

*Duffy, B.E., Pruchniewska,U., and Scolere, L. (2017). Platform-specific self-branding: Imagined affordances of the social media ecology. Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Conference on Social Media & Society. doi:10.1145/3097286.3097291 *equally contributing authors.

Scolere, L., & Humphreys, L. (2016). Pinning design: The curatorial labor of creative professionals. Social Media + Society, 2(1), doi: 2056305116633481.

Scolere, L., Baumer, E.P.S., Reynolds, L., and Gay, G. (2016). Building mood, building community: Usage patterns of an interactive art installation. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP).