Join us for Fall Open House - Oct. 15 and Nov. 18
This event will feature programming for our undergraduate, graduate, and Threshold programs. A vibrant campus community and access to endless opportunities—Lesley has it all. It's where student cohorts become lifelong catalysts, solving for today's complexities with full hearts and open minds.

Darrell Penta, PhD, is a User Experience (UX) researcher at Google. With more than 15 years of experience conducting UX studies and behavioral science experiments, he has taught courses at several universities and has been an invited speaker at conferences, companies, and academic institutions across the country. Darrell earned his PhD in Psychology (Northeastern University) for scholarship in the domains of psycholinguistics, language, and cognition. He also holds MA degrees in Psychology (Northeastern University) and Applied Linguistics (University of Massachusetts Boston).

Recent Lectures/Workshops

  • Presented "How to Care for Your Users' Data: 5 Rules of Good Data Stewardship" (2021) at the World IA Day Conference
  • Guest lecturer (2021, 2020), Marketing Research course, Consumer Psychology course at Babson University
  • Invited panelist at the Beyond Academia Conference (2021), UC Berkeley
  • Presented "What Cognitive Science Can Teach Us About Information Architecture" (2020) at World IA Day Conference
  • Invited panelist at the Graduate Student Career Panel (2021), Northeastern University