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About Roy R. Behrens

Roy R. Behrens is Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar at UNI. He has taught graphic design and design history for more than 45 years at American colleges and universities. He has published seven books, hundreds of journal and magazine articles, and has been featured in media interviews on NOVA, National Public Radio, Australian Public Radio, BBC, Iowa Public Radio and Iowa Public Television, as well as in documentary films. He has been a nominee for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Design Awards, has received the Iowa Board of Regents Faculty Excellence Award, and has been described by Communication Arts magazine as “one of the most original thinkers in design.” His blog on art and camouflage at <http://camoupedia.blogspot.com/> has been called “the most important online resource for anyone interested in the subject.” His most recent book is Frank Lloyd Wright and Mason City: Architectural Heart of the Prairie (2016).

Positions

Present Professor, Art, University of Northern Iowa Department of Art
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Scholar Award (2009)
  • Recipient, College of Humanities and Fine Arts Award for Teaching Excellence (2005)
  • Nominee, National Design Award in Communications Design, Cooper-Hewitt Museum (New York), Smithsonian Institution (2003)
  • Recipient, Award of Excellence, 44th Annual ADAI Design Exhibition (Art Directors Association of Iowa, Des Moines) (2002)
  • Recipient, Honorable Mention (2nd Place), Throne/Aldrich Award, State Historical Society of Iowa (1998)
  • Recipient, Board of Regents Faculty Excellence Award (1996)
  • Recipient, Donald McKay Outstanding Faculty Research Award (1995)
  • Ballast Quarterly Review (founder and publisher of) featured in Milwaukee Magazine as one of “the best things in Milwaukee” (August issue 1986)
  • Featured in Milwaukee Magazine as one of “the 85 most interesting people in Milwaukee” (January issue 1986)
  • Featured in Communication Arts magazine as “one of the most original thinkers in design” (1985)
  • Recipient, Pushcart Prize VII: Best of the Small Presses (1982)


Contact Information

University of Northern Iowa
Kamerick Art Building 222
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0362

Office: KAB 222
Phone: (319) 273-2260

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