Dr. Bruce M. Tharp is an Associate Professor at the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. He received a doctorate in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Chicago, a master of industrial design degree from Pratt Institute, and a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree from Bucknell University. Early in his career he served four years as an army nuclear weapons officer in Germany and just before teaching, worked as a design researcher within Haworth’s in-house think-tank, the Ideation Group.
Stephanie Munson Tharp is an Associate Professor in the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. She received a master of industrial design degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a bachelor of mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. She has work experience at Ford Motor Company, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Armstrong Industries, and amazon.com.