Bahar has a PhD in Art Study and a Master’s degree in Industrial Design which has led to a career teaching and researching in an interdisciplinary environment. Bahar teaches design courses in Design Management and Art & Design Foundation programs at the School of Design, George Brown College and is a Sessional instructor at the Faculty of Design at OCAD University. During her PhD in Art, Bahar has completed an extensive research on the European artistic movements of the nineteenth century and the impact of Eastern visual culture on those movements through the study of the Persian decorative art and architecture with a semiotic approach. Bahar’s professional background and research interest in the strategic planning of design education have motivated her to undertake a new research journey as a PhD Candidate in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at OISE, University of Toronto. In her research, she explores the “Implementation of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) in Design Programs in Ontario” using action research as her research methodology. Bahar is a Professional member of the Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario.