Designed to complement existing academic programs, increase applied learning opportunities for students, and bring discipline-focused students and faculty into dialogue to identify opportunities for innovation and develop specific programs or solutions.

2023-2024 Innovators in Residence

Greg Crown

Technical Coding Mentor
Greg Crown is the Chief Technology Officer, Managing Advisor, and Professional Scrum Trainer for Responsive Advisors of Chicago, Illinois. He trains, advises, and coaches business leaders and product development teams as they navigate emerging technologies and product delivery challenges. A student of Theology, Greg has applied his human-centric approach to various industries. He spent 12 years in the construction industry acting as general contractor, customer service agent, custom home architect, and business advisor. After the 2008 recession, Greg took a long-simmering interest in software development and explored entrepreneurship to help the companies in his professional network build a more resilient digital foundation. He has acted as CTO and digital solutions engineer for his own and other companies for over 20 years. A self-taught creator and technologist, Greg continues to leverage his curiosity and industry experience to help people and teams with both digital and personal transformation.

Greg’s other interests lie in rethinking formal education and professional development systems, preparing young divergent thinkers for the next technology disruption.

Ryan Amick


Dr. Ryan Amick is a Principal Human Factors Engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. He currently serves as the Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Human Factors Lead, where he provides Human Factors and Human-Systems Integration guidance to the NASA community as applied to development of the Exploration EVA System, and its integration with the larger NASA Spaceflight System Architecture. Dr. Amick additionally serves as the Habitability (HAB) Scientist for NASAs Human Research Program, where he investigates how the design of vehicles, habitats, and spacesuits impact astronaut crew health and performance. Dr. Amick has a broad research and professional background which includes Aviation and Spaceflight Human Factors, Industrial Ergonomics, Musculoskeletal Injury Biomechanics and Rehabilitation, Industrial and Environmental Physiology, Implantable and Wearable Medical Device Development, and the Development of Novel Metabolomic and Proteomic Biomarker Identification Techniques.

Dr. Amick is a Wichita State University alumnus, receiving his B.A. and M.Ed. in Exercise Science in 2005 and 2007 respectively, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 2014.