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David Raizman received his Ph.D in art history at the University of Pittsburgh in 1980 and came to Drexel in 1989. He is the author of History of Modern Design, (Laurence King and Pearson Publishing, expanded second edition in 2010), based more than thirty years of active teaching and scholarship in art and design history. The book is currently used as a text at more than 100 colleges and universities worldwide, and has been translated into Chinese through the Renmin University Press. Professor Raizman co-edited the book Objects, Audiences, and Literature: Alternative Narratives in the History of Design published by Cambridge Scholars Press in England in 2007, and serves on the editorial board of the journal Design and Culture. He has been a fellow at the Wolfonsian-FIU Museum and Library in Miami, Florida, and has lectured and published extensively in the field, including two invited lectures (May 2014) at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Recent research in the history of 19th-century World’s Fairs has been presented during the past three years at the College Art Association (New York and Chicago) and the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (Nuremberg) conferences, and was published in the journal West 86th Street (vol. 20, no. 1). He teaches classes in the history of design and graphic design, as well as in general art history, and was the 2011 recipient of the University’s Harold M. Myers Distinguished Service Award. In 2013 Dr. Raizman was named Distinguished University Professor. In the summer 2015 he will be project director for an NEH Summer Institute held on Drexel’s campus entitled “Teaching the History of Modern Design: The Canon and Beyond” involving 25 participants from colleges and universities in the United States and six internationally known visiting scholars.
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh;M.A., University of Pittsburgh;B.A., University of Pittsburgh