Jonathan Lazar

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Dr. Jonathan Lazar is a professor in the College of Information Studies (iSchool) at the University of Maryland. Dr. Lazar joins the iSchool after 19 years as a professor at Towson University, where he served as director of the Information Systems program for 14 years. At the iSchool, Dr. Lazar is core faculty in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab, and serves as Associate Director of the Trace Center for Research and Development, the nation’s oldest research center on technology and disability. Dr. Lazar is involved in research and teaching in human-computer interaction, with a focus on ICT accessibility for people with disabilities, user-centered design methods, assistive technologies, and law and public policy related to accessibility and HCI. Dr. Lazar has authored or edited 12 books, including Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction (2nd edition, co-authored with Feng and Hochheiser), Ensuring Digital Accessibility Through Process and Policy (co-authored with Goldstein and Taylor), Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology (co-edited with Stein), Universal Usability: Designing Computer Interfaces for Diverse User Populations, and Web Usability: A User-Centered Design Approach. He has published over 140 refereed articles in journals, conference proceedings, and edited books, and has been granted two US patents for his work on accessible web-based security features for blind users. Dr. Lazar is a recipient of the 2017 University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Research/Scholarship, the 2016 ACM SIGCHI Social Impact Award, the 2012-2013 Shutzer Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the 2010 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award from the National Federation of the Blind.