Rebecca Dalvesco obtained her PhD from Arizona State University in architectural history, theory and criticism. Her MS is in industrial design theory, criticism and methodology. Dalvesco was art history chair and design historian at The University of Wisconsin-Stout. She later became assistant professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects. She was also a faculty affiliate of the school’s Art History Department and helped develop the curriculum for the then-fledgling Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects Master’s Programs.