Dr. Susan H. Venatta

  • Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Interior Design Program

    Office: Ackerman Hall, Room 206C

    Office Phone: 724-357-6012

    Virtual Spring 2021 Office Hours:

    Tuesday, Thursday:  9:30–11:30 a.m.

    Wednesday:  12:30–1:30 p.m.

    Email Address: venatta@iup.edu


    Administration and Leadership Studies in Higher Education (DEd), Indiana University of Pennsylvania 

    Dissertation: The Reverend Doctor William Archer Rutherfoord                              

    Goodwin: Can Leadership Resurrect and Restore the Past?

    Interior Architecture (MS), Chatham University 
    Thesis: Keeping Students Engaged in the Past:  How History Can Become a Current Event

    Interior Design (BA), 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

    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