Robert is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Auburn University teaching courses in Typography, Graphic Design History, Corporate Identity and Letterpress. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee with a concentration in cultural anthropology and sociological theory. He is a graduate of the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia and received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Florida. Prior to teaching at Auburn University, Finkel was intern with Michael Beirut’s team at Pentagram in New York City, and worked at the SlaughterGroup in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to his role as a design educator Finkel continues to work as a design consultant with nationally-based clients. His work has been published in LogoLounge Volumes 8 and 9, and Creative Anarchy, and has been recognized by UCDA Design Competition, Creative Quarterly Journal 33 and 39, and Print Regional Design Annual.