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In addition to full-time faculty positions, Stephanie and Bruce Tharp also run a design studio together that engages in discursive design projects, among others.

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Stephanie Munson Tharp
Stephanie received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan (go blue!!), and upon graduation took a job at Ford Motor Company as a product development engineer. After two years with Ford, she returned to school to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received her Masters in Industrial Design. She is currently an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Industrial Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has lectured, exhibited, and published nationally and internationally.

Bruce M. Tharp
In addition to a PhD and MA in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Chicago, Bruce received a Masters of Industrial Design degree from Pratt Institute and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University. Presently he is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is also Director of Graduate Studies in ID. He has lectured, exhibited, and published nationally and internationally.

 
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