Marty Maxwell Lane is a graphic design educator, maker, researcher and writer. Her research focuses on design that facilitates learning and empowerment through investigations pertaining to design pedagogy, collaboration, and participatory design. She is currently an Associate Professor of Graphic Design in the School of Art at the University of Arkansas, where she also serves as Associate Director of the School. Her forthcoming book, Collaboration in Design Education will be published in 2020 by Bloomsbury. As a long time AIGA member, Marty has served on numerous boards, including the Director of Education for the Kansas City chapter and Co-Chair of the national AIGA Design Educators Steering Committee. She currently serves as an advisor for the Northwest Arkansas Chapter and on the AIGA National Board. Marty also serves on the board of directors for the design on-profit, Thrive, in Helena, Arkansas. As a mother of two young kids, Marty aims to be a mentor and supporter for other new moms navigating the world of tenure.