Margaret, or Megan, Urban joined the Department of Visual Arts and New Media as an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design after teaching at Appalachian State University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar. In addition to graphic design, she has instructed students in digital imaging, design history, and letterpress printing. While in Qatar, Megan was a researcher for the Center for Research in Design where she worked with the Qatari government and UNESCO amongst others. The primary focus of her research was into the relationship between readership, the printing industry and the educational establishment in Qatar and other Arab states. In addition to her work as a graphic designer, Megan explores the creation of meaning and myth on personal and cultural levels. Her areas of interest include culturally specific design and semiotics and structuralism as applied to visual communication. She uses a variety of media, including drawing, installation, printmaking, book arts, and photography, to explore her ideas. Megan received her BA from Wellesley College, also studying at RIT, MIT, and Syracuse University. She holds a Master of Fine Art in Visual Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has interned at the Woman’s Studio Workshop, Hatch Show Print, and participated in a workshop conducted by Tomato. She has also been in residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Megan is a member of AIGA.