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Assistant Professor

Office: Ackerman Hall, Room 208B

Office Phone:   7 - 6012

E-mail Address:  venatta@iup.edu

Schools/Degrees

Administration and Leadership Studies in Higher Education (D.Ed.), Indiana University of Pennsylvania 

Dissertation: The Reverend Doctor William Archer Rutherfoord                               Goodwin: Can Leadership Resurrect and Restore the Past?

  Interior Architecture (M.S.), Chatham University 

Thesis: Keeping Students Engaged in the Past:  How History Can Become a Current Event

 Interior Design (B.A.), Kent State University

Areas of Interests

Historic restoration and preservation, Healthcare design, Educational design, Retail design, Facilities planning and management

Biography/Professional Experience: 

CIS Office Installers, Inc. - Oakmont, PA
Project Manager/Planner

Foreman Architects Engineers - Zelienople, PA
Senior Interior Designer

Pittsburgh Technical Institute – Oakdale, PA
Facility Designer

September’s Daughter Gift Shoppe – Springdale, PA
Owner

KMA & Associates – Pittsburgh, PA
Inside Sales Representative

Shadyside Hospital – Pittsburgh, PA
Project Interior Designer

Adam, Filippo & Moran Design Associates – Pittsburgh, PA
Junior Designer

McNeel Jackson Interiors – Lower Burrell, PA
Design Assistant                                                                            

Courses Taught

  • Commercial Design Studio I & II 
  • Professional Practice for Interior Designers
  • History of Interior Design and Architecture I
  • Interior Design Graphics
  • Three Dimensional Design for Interior Design
  • 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.