Assistant Professor of Strategic Design & Management
Rhea is an Alumna, Assistant Professor and Co-director of the MS in Strategic Design & Management Program at the School of Design Strategies (SDS). She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in marketing, portfolio design, integrative studio, management and strategic design. Her research interests include the convergence of innovation, entrepreneurship, product design and sustainable business models. Currently she is involved in projects focusing on the impact design thinking has on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, technology and the new economy will have on academia and traditional business models, the relationship between startup culture and resilience thinking and the fusion of design thinking with business rationale. Rhea is a trans disciplinary designer, serial entrepreneur and consultant for NGO’s in the int’l economic development sector working with SME’s and artisans and she recently launched Parsons Entrepreneurs Lab.
Strategic D+M in New Economies
Integrative Studio 1
Ind Proj: Design Research