College of Family and Consumer Sciences
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|EdD||Leadership in Education||Argosy University-Atlanta||2013|
|M.S.||Anthropology||Georgia State University||1999|
|M.S.||Architecture||Georgia Institute of Technology||1984|
|B.S.||Architecture||Georgia Institute of Technology||1982|
My interests focus on the influences that the built environment may have on the learning outcome of students, cultural symbolism, habitats and place identity. Although my studies enphasize higher education students, I also conduct research in the areas of elderly housing and healthcare.
Fundamentals of hand drafting, design process, space planning and programing, residential design, aging in place design, sustainability and LEED certification process, building codes and systems, ligthing, healthcare design, history of design and professional practice.
Prior Professional Positions
|Organization||Title||Years of Service|
|IIDA Georgia Board member 2010-2012||Student Liason||2|
|GAIDP||Board member - Secretary||2016 - present|
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Membership to UGA's Academy of Fellows||UGA's Academy of Fellows||2014 - present|
|UGA Leadership Academy||UGA||2019|
|Position||Name of Journal||Year(s)|
|Assistant Editor||International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education||2014 - present|
|GAIDP||Secretary||2016 - present||Professional position on GAIDP state board|
|ASID||member||2013 - present|
|IIDA||member||2001 - present|
|AIA||member||1990 - present|
|LEED + CI||member||2011 - present|
|IDEC||member||2013 - present|
Have coordinated service learning student projects with the non-profit organizations of Athens Land Trust, Athens Council for the Aging and UGA's Institute of Human Development and Disability. In addition my classes also assist with smaller service learning projects that UGA or other local Athens, Georgia organizations may need assistance with, such as Talmadge Terraces, an Athens, GA. assisted living community.
Areas of Expertise
Space planning, sustainability, architecture, corporate interior design, residential architecture, cultural anthropology, healthcare, experiential learniing, residential interior design and aging in place.
TXMI 2360 Studio I - Design Communication
TXMI 2380 Studio Drafting
TXMI 3320 - Building Materials and Construction
TXMI 3370 - Building Systems
TXMI 3390 Studio V - Bathroom Design
TXMI 4300 Studio V - Universal and Sustainable Design
TXMI 4350 History I - History of Interior Design from Prehistoric times to 1850
TXMI 4370 History II - History of Interior Design from 1850-present
TXMI 4390 Studio VI Advanced Residential Design
TXMI 5320 Professional Practice
TXMI 9010 Graduate Thesis
My current research pertains to the following areas:
1. Built environment and its influence on elderly housing and healthcare.
2. Built environments and cultural symbolism and expression
3. Influence that stress may have on the creative process and student learning
4. Creativity and collaborative teams
Associate Professor for Furnishings and Interiors in the Textile, Merchandising and Interiors Department of the College of FACS. My job description responsibilities are as follows: 1) Teach undergraduate courses and graduate courses in furnishings and interiors with a typical teaching load of 4 courses per academic year (Fall and Spring semesters); 2) conduct and publish research or creative works in area of specialization; demonstrate potential for outstanding achievement in the professional discipline; acquire external funding to support research/creative work; 3) advise students; 4) provide service to professional organizations, department, college and the university.
The Experiential Learning Impact of International and Domestic Study Tours: Class Excursions that are More than Fieldtrips (International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,IJTLHE 29(1) late winter 2017)
The Effects of an Experiential Service-Learning Project on Residential Interior Design Students Attitudes Toward Design and Community (International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, July, 2016)
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Published Conference Proceedings:
Published Work: The Experiential Learning Impact of International and Domestic Study Tours: Class Excursions That Are More than Fieldtrips. IDEC Conference Proceedings 2016.
Published Work: The Testing Effect to Enhance Learning in Applied Arts Project-Based Courses. International Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, March 2016. SOTL Conference Proceedings, Digital commons
Published Work: The Role of Empathy in Experiential Learning: A Case Study of Universal Design Problem Solving. International Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, March 2016. SOTL Conference Proceedings, Digital commons
Published Work: Where Online Students Chose To study? A Case Study of Undergraduate and Graduate Online Student Preferences of Built Environments for Learning. International Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, March 2015. Digital commons.
Published Work: Community of Practice Influence on Nontraditional Students' Persistence in Online and Traditional Learning Environments. International Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, March 2014. SOTL Conference Proceedings, Digital commons.
The Role of Empathy in Experiential Learning: A Case Study of Empathy as an Interior Design Learning Tool (submitted to Educational Review, July, 2016)
Home Interiors and Identity: A Case Study of Interior Design Student Adaptations ( submitted to Journal of Experiential Education, August 2016)