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