Visible Language taps the world’s leading scholars in communication design and related disciplines to do our manuscript reviews. The following are some of our reviewers from the past few years: 

Naomi Baron – leading international scholar and author of Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World, and Words Onscreen: The fate of Reading in a Digital World, professor of Linguistics at The American University, Washington, D.C. 

Michael Bierut – leading communication designer, past president of AIGA, partner Pentagram, New York, NY 

Chuck Bigelow – leading type designer (Lucida type family and many others), type historian and scholar.  

Meredith Davis – leading design educator, author, and scholar and AIGA Medalist  

Matthew Carter – leading international type designer, founder Carter & Cone Type, Cambridge, MA 

Nadine Chahine – leading international expert on international font design at Monotype 

Keith Crutcher – leading international neuroscientist and researcher, formed study section leader NIH, currently research consultant, Cincinnati, OH 

Mary Dyson – leading international scholar and researcher in users interaction with documents through typography with a PhD in Perception, professor University of Reading, UK 

Kimberly Elam – leading international designer, scholar and author of Expressive Typography, Geometry of Design, Grid Systems, Typographic Systems, and Graphic Translation, Professor Ringling School of Art 

Oscar Fernandez –international design scholar in user-centered design and wayfinding 

Jorge Frascara – leading international communication designer, scholar, and author, past president of ICOGRADA, advisor to the ISO and to the Canadian Standards Council on graphic symbols 

Ken Friedman – leading international design scholar, Editor of Shi Ji and Professor of Design Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia and Tonji University, Shanghai, CN 

Judith Gregoryleading international scholar and researcher, Director of the Values in Design Laboratory, formerly Co-Director of the Doctor of Philosophy in Design Program at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago, currently Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics & Computer Science, UC-Irvine. University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA 

Kevin Larson – leading design researcher in typography on the Microsoft Advanced Reading Technologies team that makes it easier and more pleasant to read from computers, PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of Texas. 

Aaron Marcus – leading communication design professional, researcher, speaker, and author (350 articles and 14 books), President Aaron Marcus & Associates, Berkeley, CA 

Richard E. Mayer – international scholar, and researcher in the psychology of learning and the role of words and images in learning communication, author of numerous articles and more than 20 books including Multimedia Learning, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara 

Per Mollerup – award-winning communication design professional and author specializing in data design, wayshowing, and branding, Professor Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia 

Tom Ockerse – leading international design scholar, Professor Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 

Sharon Poggenpohl – leading international design scholar, speaker, and author, past Editor Visible Language, Estes Park, CO 

Matthew Peterson – international design scholar and researcher, and Assistant Professor, University of Chicago 

Michael Renner – leading international designer, scholar, and Professor and Director The Basel School of Design, Visual Communication Institute of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Academy of Art and Design 

Stan Ruecker – leading international scholar in the areas of humanities visualization, the future of reading, and information design, PhD in Humanities Computing, Professor IIT, Chicago, IL 

Mamoun Sakkal – leading international specialist in Arabic typography 

Renee Seward – international design scholar, developer of SeeWord reading software and Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 

Peter Storkerson – international design scholar, researcher, and practitioner Champaign, IL 

Karl van der Waarde – leading international designer and scholar focused on testing of information design, life-fellow of the Communications Research Institute (Melbourne, Australia), a board member of International Institute for Information Design (IIID, Vienna, Austria) 

Mike Zender – leading international scholar focused on the interaction of visual symbols for communication, fellow AIGA, Professor University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH