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Ted J. Shin
Department Chair, Professor


303-615-1156



jshin2@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Number:
AES 200D

Office Hours:

Faculty office hours will be virtual online for the spring 2021 semester. In-person meetings will not be offered. 

Professor Shin Office Hours (1/19/21 - 5/15/21):

Monday: 8:00am - 11:00am

Tuesday: 8:00am - 10:00am

All other days and times: By appointment only

Campus Box Number:
90


Directory Profile

Bio:

Education

Professor Shin received his MFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also taught Industrial Design courses for five years.

 

Professional Experience

Professor Shin worked for Samsung Electronics in Korea for seven years where he designed various products, including Samsung's first clam shell cell phone; a product that changed the company’s entire production line. Professor Shin was also one of twelve designers from over 700 Samsung designers to participate in a special design program in Samsung that allowed him to travel to many countries where he studied how different cultures impact design solutions.

 

Professional Affiliations

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

 

Personal Interests

Ted enjoys learning about product-people interaction design, cultural design, new materials and technologies, and creativity. He actively works with national and international companies as a professional design consultant.



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Paolo Grazioli
Assistant Professor


303-615-0599



pgraziol@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Number:
AES 200F

Office Hours:

Faculty office hours will be virtual online for the spring 2021 semester. In-person meetings will not be offered. 

Professor Grazioli Office Hours (1/19/21 - 5/15/21):

Please email Professor Grazioli for an appointment during his office hours. He will send you a Zoom link once appointment is confirmed.

Monday: 8:00am - 8:30am and 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Tuesday/Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:30am

 

Campus Box Number:
90


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Bio:

Education

Professor Grazioli received his BFA in Car Design from the Institute of Automotive Science in Modena, Italy and his Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from the Institute of Design at Umea University in Sweden.

 

Professional Experience

Professor Grazioli has designed for auto makers Honda and Nissan at their respective Advanced Design Studios in Tokyo. His user-centered designs, inspired by the Japanese traditional “Ken” philosophy projects, inspired a new generation of innovative cars. His skills eventually led him to Kohler Europe where he became Design Studio Director, then TCL in China where he developed one of the most advanced ultra-short throw laser projectors in the industry; becoming the benchmark at the time. Professor Grazioli eventually became Chief Design Officer for NVC, one of the fastest growing lighting manufacturers in China.

Paolo works with national and international companies as a professional consultant through his design studio, Frozen Design.



Amy Kern
Assistant Professor


303-615-0679



akern@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Number:
AES 200J

Office Hours:

Faculty office hours will be virtual online for the spring 2021 semester. In-person meetings will not be offered. 

Professor Kern Office Hours (1/19/21 - 5/15/21):

Tuesday: 9:30am - 11:15am

Thursday: 9:30am - 11:30am

 

Campus Box Number:
90


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Bio:

Education

Professor Kern received her Masters of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in New York, her BA in Religious Studies with an East Asian Emphasis from the University of California, and has completed various international programs including Scandinavian Furniture Design from Danish School of Design in Copenhagen.

 

Professional Experience

Professor Kern’s extensive professional experience includes work with factories around the world, major corporate retailers, and custom design consultancies.

 

Personal Interests

Amy is a recent transplant from NY and couldn't be happier about the emerging Denver design scene and the opportunity to bring her professional experiences and adventures to MSU Denver.



David W. Klein
Professor


303-615-0695



kleind@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Number:
AES 200C

Office Hours:

Faculty office hours will be virtual online for the spring 2021 semester. In-person meetings will not be offered. 

Professor Klein Office Hours (1/19/21 - 5/15/21):

Monday: 12:00 - 1:00pm

Tuesday/Thursday: 10:00am - 11:00am

Wednesday: 11:00am - 1:00pm 

 

Campus Box Number:
90


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Bio:

Education

Professor Klein received his MFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his BA in Product Design from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

 

Professional Experience

Professor Klein’s experience includes designing children's riding toys and adult fitness equipment at Roadmaster Corporation, decorative designs at David Marshall Inc., and consumer electronics for Samsung Corporation in Seoul, Korea. He also completed a Fulbright-Hayes Seminar in the Czech and Slovak Republics, was a visiting scholar at the Beijing Academy of Science and Technology, and has presented at IDSA and NCIIA national conferences.

 

Professional Affiliations

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)



John J. Wanberg
Professor


303-615-1281



jwanberg@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Number:
AES 200E

Office Hours:

Faculty office hours will be virtual online for the spring 2021 semester. In-person meetings will not be offered. 

Professor Wanberg Office Hours (1/19/21 - 5/15/21):

Monday/Wednesday: 9:00am - 11:00am

Campus Box Number:
90


Directory Profile

Bio:

Education

Professor Wanberg received his BFA in Industrial Design from Brigham Young University with a minor in Japanese, and his Masters of Science in Design from Arizona State University, where he also taught Industrial Design courses for three years.

 

Professional Experience

Professor Wanberg has worked professionally in the design of alternative vehicles, as well as on a variety of products ranging from medical mobility devices and professional sound equipment to consumer electronics and products, including aftermarket automotive equipment.

 

Professional Affiliations

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

 

Personal Interests

John's research interests include assistive bio-robotics, electric and alternative transportation, user-initiated design and customization cultures. He enjoys mixing theoretical concepts of design with real-world, hands-on application and loves to explore the limits of design’s capabilities. His expertise includes technology-based conceptualization, “mechano-aesthetic” design, prototype fabrication, and composites manufacturing and applications. He is currently researching and developing an all-composite bodied alternative vehicle called the "Axys" with partial assistance from undergraduate students.

 

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that responsibility for real learning lies on the shoulders of both the student and the teacher: one cannot perform well without the assistance of the other. Therefore, I view the classroom/lab environment as a co-op of shared experience in which I endeavor to share my particular experience and knowledge with students as they share their varied knowledge with me. Additionally, I believe that students gain a far deeper understanding of subjects that they can get their hands “dirty” with--the more practice, the better. When concepts are practiced, skills are developed and solidified rather than simply given lip service.



Staff


Veronica Sanchez Jones
Academic Department Coordinator


303-615-1103



vsanche8@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Number:
AES 200A

Office Hours:

M-F: 8:00am-4:00pm

Campus Box Number:
90


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Bio:

Veronica Sanchez Jones is the Academic Department Coordinator for the Industrial Design department. She earned her BFA in Writing & Directing for Film/Video from the University of Colorado at Denver and her MS in Human Resource Management from Colorado State University Global Campus. Veronica has worked in higher education for over 13 years, and prior to joining MSU Denver's Department of Industrial Design, she worked in film production for a number of years. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her six year old son, her husband, and her miniature Eskimo dog named, Denver. 



Scott Mourer
Interim Lab Coordinator and Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1358



mourer@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
AES 125C

Office Hours:

In-person office hours will be limited to Mr. Mourer's current students only. All other meetings will be by appointment only and should be requested via email.

Office Hours (1/19/21 - 5/15/21):

Tuesday & Thursday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

All other days and times: By appointment only 

Campus Box Number:
90


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Bio:

Scott Mourer is a graduate from the industrial design program at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He went on to the MFA graduate program at Savannah College of Art and Design where he majored in furniture design. Professor Mourer actively designs and builds furniture, practices small scale urban farming, as well as collects and restores antique bicycles & tractors. He teaches woods, plastics & textiles material courses, in addition to courses on furniture and bicycle design, AutoCAD, Surface Modeling and Intro to Industrial Design.

Scott was promoted to Interim Lab Coordinator in fall of 2020.



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Vanessa McWhirt
General Studies Academic Advisor


303-615-1099



vmcwhirt@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
153

Office Hours:

General Studies Advising Information - Spring 2021

(Please contact your IND faculty advisor for all IND major course questions/concerns) 

Available for phone appointments & virtual advising

303-615-1099 | chasadvising@msudenver.edu

Appointments Monday-Friday based on availability

Please use ‘get advising’ on the Student Hub or 303-615-1099 to schedule.

 

Campus Box Number:
8


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Affiliate Faculty


Dean Bacalzo
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-0599



dbacalzo@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Number:
AES 200P

Office Hours:

Mr. Bacalzo will have virtual office hours, by appointment only, for the spring 2021 semester and should be requested via email. 

In-person meetings will not be offered.

Campus Box Number:
90


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Greg A. Burns
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1352



burnsg@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Number:
AES 200P

Office Hours:

In-person office hours will be limited to Mr. Burns' current students only. All other meeting types will be by appointment only and should be requested via email.

Office Hours (1/19/21 - 5/15/21):

By appointment only 

Campus Box Number:
90


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Bio:

Greg A. Burns teaches IND 1010: Woods: Materials & Fabrication for the Industrial Design Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Mr. Burns holds a BA in Visual Art from the University of Northern Colorado and a BS in Industrial Design from MSU Denver. Greg has served at MSU Denver since the autumn of 2007 as an affiliate faculty.



Doug Golenz

Doug Golenz
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-0599



golenz@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
200P

Campus Box Number:
90


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Tony Grieder
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-0599



grieder@mudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Campus Box Number:
90


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Dan Griner
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-0599



dgriner1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Campus Box Number:
90


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Gregg Harvey
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-0599



Gharvey6@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Hours:

Mr. Harvey's office hours will be virtual online for the spring 2021 semester. In-person meetings will not be offered. 

Office Hours (1/19/21 - 5/15/21):

Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

All other days and times: By appointment only

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/3547842818

Meeting ID: 354 784 2818

Campus Box Number:
90


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Bio:

Gregg Harvey is an affiliate professor for the Industrial Design department who has designed juvenile products for Gerry Baby Products and Fisher Price using injection molding, metal forming, soft goods, and electronics. In addition, he was a designer for Chase Design designing products, packaging, point of purchase displays, tradeshow design, and museum attractions. His recent design work includes toy design, medical devices, and sports training devices. Gregg has taught Industrial Design and special topics at the Art Institute of Colorado for over a decade and has a BFA in Industrial Design and a minor in Graphic Design from the Cleveland Institute of Art as well as an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Colorado Boulder.
 
Gregg enjoys designing the future with an emphasis in the sports and recreation industries, including sports medicine and human performance. In his spare time, Gregg is also an avid skier, cyclist and tennis player. 



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Joshua Hoffeld
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-0599



jhoffeld@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Hours:

Mr. Hoffeld will have virtual office hours, by appointment only, for the spring 2021 semester and should be requested via email. 

In-person meetings will not be offered.

 

Campus Box Number:
90


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Bio:

Josh Hoffeld graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Industrial Design and from Art Center College of Design with a BS in Transportation Design. Professor Hoffeld has designed aircraft interiors for the Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, camping equipment for The Coleman Company, toys for Jadatoys and TOMY. He also has provided design consulting for the past 12 plus years. Josh enjoys creating the future in his sketchbook.



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Michael T. Mayberry
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1355



mmayber2@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
AES 200P

Campus Box Number:
90


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Bio:

Mike Mayberry is an industrial designer and entrepreneur who has spent his 25-year career working in the firearms, aerospace, bicycle, and outdoor footwear industries. A jack of many trades, Mike is passionate about design and all things mechanical. Mike is co-owner of Magpul Industries Corp., which designs and manufactures components for use by elite military units, law enforcement agencies, and civilian sport shooters. Mike worked as director of product design and development at Boa Technology, helping to establish Boa as the leader in mechanical lacing systems. As principal designer at Titus Titanium, he designed mountain bike frames and components before becoming the lead product designer for Avid, LLC, where he built disc brake systems and other cycling components. Mike has a BS in Industrial Design from Arizona State University.



Bill McCune
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1357



wmccune@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
AES 200P

Office Hours:

Mr. McCune will have virtual office hours, by appointment only, for the spring 2021 semester and should be requested via email. 

In-person meetings will not be offered.

 

Campus Box Number:
90


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Ben Niesen
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-0599



bniesen@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Hours:

Mr. Niesen will have virtual office hours, by appointment only, for the spring 2021 semester and should be requested via email. 

In-person meetings will not be offered.

 

Campus Box Number:
90


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Christopher C. Plakorus
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1359



cplakoru@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
AES 200P

Office Hours:

In-person office hours will be limited to Mr. Plakorus' current students only. All other meetings will be by appointment only and should be requested via email.

Office Hours (1/19/21 - 5/15/21):

Tuesday & Thursday:1:30pm - 2:30pm

All other days and times: By appointment only 

 

Campus Box Number:
90


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Daniel Stearman
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-0599



dstearma@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
AES 200P

Office Hours:

 

 

Campus Box Number:
90


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Daniel Veiga
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-0599



dveiga@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Hours:

Mr. Veiga will have virtual office hours, by appointment only, for the spring 2021 semester and should be requested via email. 

In-person meetings will not be offered.

 

Campus Box Number:
90


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Steve Volk
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-0599



svolk@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
AES 200P

Office Hours:

Mr. Volk will have virtual office hours, by appointment only, for the spring 2021 semester and should be requested via email. 

In-person meetings will not be offered.

 

Campus Box Number:
90


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John 'Jack' Waller II
Affiliate Faculty


303-615-1360



jwalleri@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
AES 200P

Campus Box Number:
90


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Emeritus


Kenneth R. Phillips
Emeritus


303-615-0599



phillipk@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Campus Box Number:
90


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John C. Schmidt, Ed.D
Emeritus


303-615-0599



schmidtj@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Campus Box Number:
90


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Dr. David Parker
Emeritus


303-615-0599



ind@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Campus Box Number:
90


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Contact Information

Phone:
303-615-0599

Fax:
303-556-3656

Email:
ind@msudenver.edu

Campus Location:

Aerospace & Engineering Sciences
1449 7th Street
Suite 200A
Denver, CO 80204


Mailing Address:

Campus Box 90, 
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Accreditation

 

The Department of Industrial Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design.