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Division of Professional Practice

Beth Anne Herrin

Assistant Professor

Beth Anne Herrin joined the University of Cincinnati as an Assistant Professor / Educator in the Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning in August of 2013. Her primary responsibility is teaching and advising both Fashion and Industrial Design co-op students.   Beth Anne brings over thirty years of industry leadership experience in product design and development with global brands.  Her career includes a track record of leading start-ups and restructures across multiple product categories.  From apparel and textiles, to footwear and home décor, Professor Herrin believes that a good designer can design any product as long as the designer has a foundation of understanding the “business” of design. For three decades, Professor Herrin utilized the talent resources from DAAP’s top rated design college and the co-op program to innovate and build design teams. She brings a unique combination of teaching and solid industry experience to the classroom. “I see my role with the students as a mentor, coach, and servant.  The joy we receive when we see young talent grow and reach professional success is the best part of teaching.”  Professor Herrin is a D.A.A.P alum and holds a B.S. in Fashion Design from The University of Cincinnati.