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Tanya Treptow, PhD

Project Director

Tanya Treptow helps design and conduct research for the full range of Slover Linett clients. Tanya is an anthropologist by training with expertise in user experience research and information design (in both digital and real space). She brings a broad perspective to our practice and is an advocate for reaching across industries to spur new ways of thinking. Tanya is passionate about helping cultural organizations make forward-thinking decisions through a robust understanding of their audience’s behaviors, needs, and motivations.


Before coming to Slover Linett, Tanya was a Senior User Experience Specialist at Centralis, a leading user experience research and digital design company. In that role, Tanya conducted qualitative and quantitative research to inform the design of numerous information-rich educational websites. Her recent projects include helping to re-think professional resources for members of the National Association of Realtors, developing an information strategy for cancer resources on the ASCO website, and streamlining educational training programs for the CFA Institute’s flagship website. Tanya also has an extensive background in the museum sector and has worked in curatorial roles at the Art Institute and the Oriental Institute in Chicago, where she co-curated two educational exhibits on Islamic archaeology. She has presented at numerous conferences - including Museums and the Web, EdUI, and Museum Computer Network - on techniques of formative evaluation for technology use in museums and other open-learning environments.


Tanya earned her PhD in Islamic Archaeology from the University of Chicago. During her time there, she worked as a research assistant at the Erickson institute, analyzing classroom interactions and building new teaching strategies and curricula. She holds a BS in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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March 14, 2014 | Nicole Baltazar

Multiculturalism is key for creating inclusive arts experiences


Last month, Coca-Cola aired its now-famous Super Bowl ad depicting people from various racial, ethnic, and cultural groups singing “America the Beautiful” together in different languages. Among the instant outpouring of polarized reactions to this ad rang much praise for its depiction of a multicultural America. Yet the ad provoked a slew of negative responses as well. Many of the ad’s detractors questioned whether this multicultural America could ever feel as cohesive as an America whose citizens speak a common language, and therefore have taken great strides toward assimilating into a common culture.

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