Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan
Audrey Bennett is an inaugural University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor and Director of the MDes in Integrative Design program at the University of Michigan. She is a former Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Scholar of the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and a former College Art Association Professional Development Fellow. She studies the design of images that, through interactive aesthetics, can permeate cultural boundaries and impact the way we think and behave. Her research publications include: Follow the Golden Ratio from Africa to the Bauhaus for a Cross-Cultural Aesthetic for Images, Towards an Autochthonic Black Aesthetic for Graphic Design Pedagogy, and The African Roots of Swiss Design. She is the co-editor of the Icograda Design Education Manifesto 2011, a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Image and Text (South Africa) and New Design Ideas (Azerbaijan), and a member of the Board of Directors of the College Art Association.