Keith Owens

Associate Professor

Communication Design
Job Overview: 
Undergraduate Design, Graduate Design, Design Research
Contact Information
ART 345B
Areas of Expertise: 
Design Education, Design Research, Ethical design publication and practice

Keith Owens is an Associate Professor of Communication Design at the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD), and from 2010 until 2013, was the Director of the college’s Dallas-based Design Research Collaborative (DRC). Faculty and students working at the DRC focus on understanding and providing evidence based design solutions to complex social, economic, technological and environmental issues. Owens has advocated for increased design responsibility and evidence-based practice in the International Journal of the Humanities, Design Philosophy Papers, Design Philosophy Politics and Visual Communications Quarterly. As a design volunteer supporting farm cooperatives in Haiti, Owens operationalizes his activist philosophy.