• Keith M. OwensManaging EditorThe University of North Texask.owens@unt.edu
  • Anne BurdickArt Center College of Design
  • Heather CorcoranWashington University of St. Louis
  • Kenneth FitzgeraldOld Dominion University
  • Deborah LittlejohnNorth Carolina State University
  • Stacie RohrbachCarnegie Mellon University

  • Kim ErwinThe Illinois Institute of Technology Institute of Design
  • Brockett HorneMaryland Institute College of Art
  • Ann McDonaldNortheastern University
  • Paul NiniThe Ohio State University
  • Elizabeth ResnickMassachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Holly WillisUniversity of Southern California

  • Eric BensonThe University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Amy FidlerBowling Green State University

our aims &

Dialectic seeks to publish scholarship, analytical study and criticism that will enlighten and inform a diverse audience of design educators engaged not only in classroom teaching experiences but also in differing forms of research and professional practice. The journal's advisory and editorial boards recognize that design education, along with design research and professional practice, exist in relationships that are now broadly informed by theoretical frameworks and applications of knowledge derived from the social and applied sciences, the humanities, and other professions such as business, education, information technology and media studies. The outcomes of these synergies often result in the invention, discovery, understanding, and dissemination of new knowledge, innovation, and best practices.


Because of the heterogeneous makeup of Dialectic's targeted readership, and their respective educational realities and career goals, the journal welcomes submissions of varying types and focus that address differing topics, issues, and interests. On occasion, Dialectic will operate calls for submissions that address particular issues and themes that its Editorial and Advisory Boards feel are relevant and pertinent for its readership to examine more closely.


Dialectic is double-blind, peer-reviewed, and is the official journal of the AIGA Design Educators Community (DEC).