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Adam Royalty

Lecturer, Nonprofit Management; Designer-in-Residence, Columbia University; Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia SIPA

Adam Royalty is a faculty member at the M.S. Nonprofit Management Program, the Designer-in-Residence at Columbia, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at SIPA. 

Understanding how design can lead to personal and organizational transformation drive Adam's work. His research pursuits focus on how to authentically measure the impact of human centered design. As part of this effort Adam has worked to deepen the creative capacity of organizations across many sectors in over a dozen countries. Adam believes in learning by doing. In his courses student practice using human centered design to address real challenges. Design methods and mindsets are especially useful for uncovering key insights from stakeholders and rapidly iterating potential solutions.


NOPM 5385 -- Capstone: Design for Social Innovation


MA Learning, Design & Technology, Stanford University

BA Mathematics, University of California Berkeley