The best faculty, built by design

Our faculty consists of top professionals whose work has been selected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Chicago Athenaeum. They've earned IDEA awards, Good Design awards, and listings among Businessweek's "Distinguished and Accomplished" faculty and DesignIntelligence's "Most Admired Educators." With more than 100 international patents, they've grossed more than $50 billion in sales from products they've designed.

Program leadership

Victor Ermoli

Dean, School of Design

Denise Smith

Associate dean, School of Design; associate dean School of Liberal Arts

César Pieri

Chair, industrial design

Kwela Sabine Hermanns

Associate chair, design for sustainability; Associate chair, industrial design

Masters of design driving you to succeed

Our professors are fully committed to providing the best possible educational experience for our students. From inspiring teaching to one-on-one critiques, you'll get a top-flight, attentive education to prepare you for work in the real world.

Our industrial design faculty have worked for some of the biggest names in the world, including:

  • Texas Instruments
  • Boeing
  • U.S. Navy

Life outside the classroom

Working with professors who facilitate incredible opportunities is just one component of our diverse and fulfilling student experience. You can do it all: participate in signature events, hobnob with visiting artists and professionals, take advantage of stellar facilities and resources, and more.

Learn more about the industrial design student experience