Tony T Kawanari , MA

Associate Professor Emeritus

Professional Summary

Associate Professor Kawanari was appointed as an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati in 1985. He was promoted to an associate professor with tenure in 1990. His teaching responsibilities have primarily focused on third, fourth and fifth year industrial design and design communication classes in the industrial design program. He has managed his own industrial design firm serving local, national and international clients from 1981 to present. His work has been recognized in national exhibits, including the Society of Art Center Alumni (SACA). His work has appeared in the international publications, Japan Design News and Car Styling.


M.A.: California State University of Long Beach (Industrial Design)

B.S.: Art Center College of Design (Industrial Design)

Research and Practice Interests

Industrial Design Industrial Design Communication Industrial Design Consultation

Research Support

Grant: #TAA Investigators:Kawanari, Tony 09-21-2005 -04-30-2006 Procter & Gamble Company Design Survival Kit: Disaster Relief Project Program Role:PI $25,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #SRS 001931 Investigators:Kawanari, Tony 09-20-2006 -08-31-2009 Reliance Medical Products Inc. Ophthalmic Workstation for 2016 Program Role:PI $180,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #DCA-Personal Computer Products Investigators:Kawanari, Tony 09-01-2008 -08-31-2010 Hewlett-Packard Company Personal Computer Products Role:PI $80,000.00 Closed Level:Industry