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James Intriligator
Professor of the Practice, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Ph.D., Cognitive Neuroscience - Perception and Cognition, Harvard University, 1997
M.A., Perceptual and Cognitive Psychology, Harvard University, 1992
B.A., Psychology and Philosophy, University of California - San Diego, 1990

Professional Positions

2016-present Professor of the Practice - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University

2013-2016 Professor of Innovation and Consumer Psychology, Bangor University

2013-2016 Director, Attention Retraining Technologies

2012-2016 Director of Commercialization - Psychology, Bangor University

2003-2013 Senior Lecturer - Psychology, Bangor University

2000-2001 Head of Strategic Insights, Idealab!

1997-2000 Research Associate - Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

1982-2009 Consultant, Carmel Research Center

Short Biography

James Intriligator earned his Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from Harvard University in 1997. After a postdoc in neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he left academia for five years and worked in venture capital and high-tech consulting firms as an offerings designer and innovation catalyst. In 2003, he merged his business experience with his scientific expertise and went to Bangor University (Wales, UK) as a pioneer in the field of consumer psychology. In his 13 years at Bangor, Intriligator created Europe's leading consumer psychology master's programs and co-developed several multidisciplinary design programs.

Research Interests

Professor Intriligator's research interests include design thinking and motivation, marketing, branding/packaging, consumer perceptions and experience, perception, cognition, attention, emotion, and entrepreneurialism.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Elected member of the Committee for the Academy of National Teaching Fellows (2015)
  • Received CELT (Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching) Associate Award (2015)
  • Named HEA National Teaching Fellow (2014)
  • National Union of Students university-wide teaching award winner, named students' "Equality and Liberation Champion" (2012)
  • Bangor University Academic Champion for Enterprise (2009-2012)
  • Harvard University Bok Center Teaching Award recipient (1994)
  • Fellow, McDonnell Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience (1992)
  • National Science Foundation graduate fellowship (1991-1994)

Professional Society Affiliations

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Vision Sciences Society
  • Association of National Teaching Fellows (UK)