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Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Office: Ackerman Hall, Room 205A

Office Phone: (724) 357-2395

E-mail Address: k.scarton@iup.edu

Degrees/Schools           

Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Indiana University of Pennsylvania                          

Master of Science in Interior Architecture, Chatham University

Thesis: Cookie-Cutter Houses: Their Influence on the American Single Family Home,

Doctor of Education in Administrative and Leadership Studies in Higher Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dissertation: Bridging the Gap between Interior Design Education and Entry-Level Job Expectations           

Areas of Interests

My areas of concentration include residential and kitchen & bath design.  My research interests deal with studying minimum entry-level qualifications and attributes desired by current design practitioners, correcting the perceptual distinction between interior design and decoration, and overall interior design curriculum studies. 

Biography

I have professional experience in kitchen and bath and residential design.  I also have experience teaching as an adjunct professor at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. 

Courses Taught: 

  • INDS 105; Introduction to Interior Design
  • INDS 205; Color Theory and Application
  • INDS 305; Interior Lighting
  • INDS 313; Materials and Finishes
  • INDS 315; Residential Design Studio
  • INDS 319; Kitchen & Bath Design
  • INDS 464; Commercial Design Studio I
  • INDS 465; Commercial Design Studio II
  • Human Development and Environmental Studies Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 207
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2336
  • Fax: 724-357-5941
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.