ASID, IDEC, LEED AP, Chair and Professor of Interior Design, specializing in institutional design and historic preservation; B.S., Purdue University; Master of Historic Preservation, University of Georgia; Master of Business Administration, Brenau University.
I started my interior design career with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University in Environmental Design. Coursework included engineering classes, landscape architecture, and the bulk of courses in interior design.
I practiced in the field for several years in the Atlanta area, working first in hospitality and residential design and then working in corporate office design and space planning. It was at this time that I began teaching at night at a local area college and discovered I had a “knack” for teaching. The college soon hired me full-time as their continuing education director and in 1988 I came to Brenau University to coordinate the interior design program. I decided to pursue additional education during my first years at Brenau, and completed my Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia in 1990. I’ve been at Brenau ever since serving as Interior Design Program Director, Chair of Art & Design, and now as Associate Dean and Chair of Interior Design.
I maintain my own practice and have completed many designs for the university. I passed the NCIDQ exam in 1985 and I am a professional member of ASID and IDEC and am a LEED accredited professional. I serve on the Council for Interior Design Accreditation board of reviewers and recently completed the update to the textbook, Beginnings of Interior Environments, Prentice Hall, 2009, which is used in the first course of the Interior Design Program.
The Interior Design Department is a wonderful place to work and learn. Faculty support each other and work as a team to encourage you to achieve your highest potential. What I enjoy most about my job is watching the faculty teach their passions! As a student at Brenau University, you will receive the faculty’s expertise, and experience first-hand their enthusiasm for their chosen creative professions.
On a personal note,
I completed my thesis work studying National Park Visitor Center Design. This led me through a tour of over 150 visitor centers nationwide, and made me further appreciate my love of nature. During each summer, my husband and I reside 45 miles up a dirt road. It is remote, but relaxing. I love white Samoyeds and I try always to have fresh flowers in my office and home.
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