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.
2022-2023 Innovators in Residence
Technical Coding Mentor
Greg.Crown@wichita.edu GregCrown 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.
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.