Roberto Ventura is Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Interior Design in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. Exploring the intersections of multiple disciplines in terms of form, type, process, and communication, his academic and creative scholarship has ranged from the curation and design of exhibitions to the introduction of improv performance to design students. He values collaboration and interdisciplinarity, and his project partners have included graphic designers and poets. Currently, he is focused on addressing issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, and equity in interior design, and believes designers should be in the vanguard of change. He holds a Master of Architecture from Miami University and a Bachelor of Arts in Math-Physics from Albion College, and maintains a solo practice, roberto ventura design studio.