Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Ulm Endowed Professorship


This endowment was established by the School of Industrial and Graphic Design to honor an outstanding faculty member.

The Ulm professorship is named in honor of a college of design based in Ulm, Germany. It gained international recognition by emphasizing the holistic, multidisciplinary context of design. The subjects of sociology, psychology, politics, economics, philosophy and systems-thinking were integrated with aesthetics and technology. During operation from 1953–1968, progressive approaches to the design process were implemented within the departments of Product Design, Visual Communication, Industrialized Building, Information and Filmmaking.