- Career + Alumni
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"After practicing design for a few years I decided to return to school for a master's degree in interior design. I enjoyed practicing design but felt that I might prefer teaching it. With degree complete, I took a two-year appointment as an entry-level instructor at Texas Tech University. Teaching won me over, and I have risen through the faculty ranks at multiple universities to attain multiple tenures and the ultimate rank of full professor. The exposure to learning and learners and the opportunities to engage students in developing their own design skills and talents continues to inspire me. Each term starts anew, each year offers challenges and possibilities. I am most satisfied with teaching graduate classes at SCAD but also enjoy the first undergraduate studio's enthusiasm for everything new in design. I enjoy curriculum development and gaining knowledge about learning and teaching."
Collaborating in the design and building of an AIA award-winning house on Tybee Island, Georgia, published in South Magazine in 2009
IDEC Regional Chair Award, IDEC Service to the Journal of Interior Design Award, IDEC First Place in Interior Design and Best of Show awards for Delta Gamma House Lounge, teaching awards at University of Kentucky and Washington State University
Interior Design Educators Council, International Interior Design Association, LEED AP: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Omicron Nu National Honor Society
Founder of interior design program and full professor/program director, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia; tenured full professor and interim department head at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington; tenured associate professor of interior design, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas; invited visiting professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona; tenured associate professor interior design, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; two-year appointment as instructor of interior design at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas