Judith Moldenhauer

Faculty Profile


Academic Interests

User-centered Information Design

Typography/Typographic Design

Letterpress Typography

Office Location

3108.2 Old Main

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Judith Moldenhauer is Professor of Art in Graphic Design. Her research and work focus on user-centered health care information design and the visualization of scientific information. Her projects have included the development of educational materials for Healthy Start (a U.S. government program to reduce high infant mortality) and print/ digital materials for doulas to help reduce or prevent postpartum depression. She was the WSU PI for two U.S. Department of Education FIPSE grants: “Seeing the Body Elsewise: Connecting the Humanities and the Health Sciences” (domestic) and the FIPSE/EU international grant, “Development of International Core Competencies and Student and Faculty Exchange in Information Design.” She has been a co-investigator on several other grants including the 5-year NIH grant for the WSU BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) program and a grant to examine asthma in Detroit teens. Her awards include being named a 2006/2007 Fulbright scholar to Sweden and a Life Fellow of the Communication Research Institute (Australia). Her passion for typography includes letterpress typography, and in 2018-19 she received the WSU Murray Jackson Creative Scholar in the Arts Award to restore a letterpress and create a series of folios, posters, and wood engravings interpreting several scientific theories and ideas.

Degrees and Certifications

B.F.A. in Graphic Design, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign

M.A., Stanford University (Graphic Design)

M.F.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison (Graphic Design)

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