The interior design faculty’s commitment to education is evidenced by the breadth and depth of interests each provides through our instruction of our students. In this manner, research and inquiry provide the foundation for our students’ education as the knowledge of our scholarship is infused into the curriculum, thereby supporting both the design and academic communities. As a unified community of professionals, our faculty are national leaders in interior design education, instilling a passion of lifelong learning in our students. We develop globally competent interior design practitioners and scholars.
Scholarly Interests: Cross-cultural design, architectural lighting design, African architecture, computing and design, globalization and design, sustainability and post-occupancy evaluation.
TASOULLA HADJIYANNI, Ph.D.
office: 491 McNeal Hall
Scholarly Interests: Residential environments, cultural aspects of space, identity, globalization, surveillance, human trafficking.
office: 486 McNeal Hall
CAREN MARTIN, Ph.D., CID, FASID, IDEC, IIDA
e-mail: cmartin@ umn.edu
Scholarly Interests: Evidence-based design, professionalization of interior design and legal recognition of the profession, the interior design profession's body of knowledge, and learning environments for children with autism.
Scholarly Interests: Issues related to design education and the design legacy of Jack Lenor Larsen