I joined Meredith in 2020 as an Associate Professor of Interior Design and Interior Design Program Coordinator. I teach courses across the Interior Design curriculum and have also taught courses in Architectural Lighting Design and Women’s Studies. My interests focus on placemaking and the symbolic meanings and connections between person and place. A place can be both cultural and physical, with ties to the past, present, and future, and the power of place is a significant design factor shaping the lives and experiences of the inhabitants of the designed environment. My research specifically addresses the significance of place in the design of Domestic Violence Shelters and more recently, in the design of classrooms. As an Interior Design Educator, I draw heavily from my extensive professional practice experience in Healthcare, Commercial, Retail, and Hospitality design. My area of design specialization and expertise is Architectural Lighting Design.
Texas A&M University, Doctorate of Philosophy, Architecture, 2010
Winthrop University, Master of Fine Art, Interior Design 1999
Meredith College, Bachelor of Science, Interior Design, 1990