Office: Ackerman Hall, Room 207
Office Phone: 724-357-2336
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
My areas of concentration include residential and kitchen and 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. I am currently involved with research that studies retail store atmospherics cross-culturally.
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.