William Nickley

William Nickley

William Nickley

Assistant Professor


125 Hayes Hall
108 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OHIO 43210

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  • MFA Design Research & Development, The Ohio State University (2020)
  • BSD Industrial Design, The Ohio State University (2010)

As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design at The Ohio State University, William Nickley researches social design practice and teaches courses in the industrial design major. He is currently studying how emerging technology and design can increase youth capacity to engage with social issues facing their communities in order to better understand how design can empower youth to advocate for and enact positive, lasting, social change. William is an industrial designer with a decade of experience in a variety of settings. He is a co-founding board member of Local Tech Heroes, a nonprofit engaging underserved communities in the central Ohio region through design.


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