Betsy Barnhart, IDSA
Assistant Professor & Area Coordinator | University of Kansas
Student Chapter Liaison, IDSA Kansas City Chapter | 2020-2021
Betsy Barnhart is an assistant professor and Area Coordinator of Industrial Design at the University of Kansas. Her academic research focuses on the under-representation of women in industrial design. She also continues her industrial designer practice in designing lacrosse equipment for Nike and STX.
Previously, Barnhart taught at Iowa State University, Towson University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Prior to teaching, she was Design Manager at STX, a licensee of Nike, and worked as an industrial designer at Newell Rubbermaid and Sardi Design. As Student Chapter Liaison, she will focus on building relationships between regional academic institutions and practitioners.