VICE-PRESIDENT DESIGN EDUCATION OF UNITED DESIGNS ALLIANCE
Professor and Chair of Department of Art and Art History
University of Texas at Arlington
Professor Robert Hower over the last eight years has initiated a number of new programs as professor / chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington. The development and implementation of a new MFA program that includes four unique research tracks was initiated in 2007. The enhancement of the BA of program was completed in 2012 to effectively advise and guide students through proper program opportunities.
Robert established the Studio Create©, research studio focused on collaborative team project development. Assisted in – the development of Mav Letterpress + and the Wild Pony Press. Initiated the developed the Arts Entrepreneurship program and course (F2012). Designed the DMT, Digital Media Track to develop digital research in all studio areas of study. The current development of CORRPro Design with the International Corregated Packaging Foundation links students with industry.
Robert Hower helped guide the department of Art and Art History to a successful NASAD accreditation on the first attempt.
Professor Hower, has worked on numerous national and regional design activities that include the following organizations and companies: U. S. National Park Services, The Nature Conservancy, The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum, The Coleman Company, The Chase Manhattan Bank, Cox Communications, Warner-Ishee, U.S. Army, Warner Brothers, University of Nebraska Lincoln, San Diego State University, Viewmart Inc. Minneapolis, The Avalon Group/The Mesa Verde Museum Association and The National Science Foundation.