Lynn M. Jones

ASID, IDEC, LEED AP, Interior Design Professor Emerita, specializing in institutional design and historic preservation; B.S., Purdue University; Master of Historic Preservation, University of Georgia; Master of Business Administration, Brenau University.

Lynn started her 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.

She 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 she began teaching at night at a local area college and discovered that she had a “knack” for teaching. The college soon hired her full-time as their continuing education director and in 1988 she came to Brenau University to coordinate the interior design program. She decided to pursue additional education during her first years at Brenau, and completed her Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia in 1990 and an MBA in Leadership in 2004.  Lynn has been at Brenau ever since, serving as Interior Design Program Director, Chair of Art & Design, Associate Dean, Chair of Interior Design and as she stepped into retirement was awarded the Faculty Emerita status.

She maintains her own practice and has completed many designs for the university. She passed the NCIDQ exam in 1985 and is a professional member of ASID and IDEC, as well as a LEED accredited professional. Lynn serves on the Council for Interior Design Accreditation board of reviewers and recently completed the update to the textbook, Beginnings of Interior Environments, Prentice Hall, 2014, 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 she enjoyed most about her 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,
She completed her thesis work studying National Park Visitor Center Design. This led her through a tour of over 150 visitor centers nationwide, and made her further appreciate her love of nature. During each summer, she and her husband reside 45 miles up a dirt road. It is remote, but relaxing. She loves white Samoyeds and always tries to have fresh flowers in her office and home.