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Kean University


  • Masters of Arts in Housing, Design & Consumer Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO., 1990, Area of Emphasis: Interior Design    
    • Thesis: Retail Design in Historic Structures
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual & Performing Arts, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY., 1979, Major: Fine Arts, Minor: Dance

Areas of Expertise

  • Interior Design Process
  • Sustainable Design
  • Psychology of Design
  • Safety + Security in the Built Environment

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Interior Design
  • Interior Design Studio I
  • Interior Design Studio II
  • Sustainable Design Interior Design Studio III
  • Interior Design Studio V
  • Portfolio Architectural Lighting for Designers
  • Business Practices for Interior Designers
  • Materials + Finishes for Interior Designers
  • Design and the Built Environment

Teaching Philosophy

As a design educator, I aspire to empower students with the tools, knowledge, confidence and opportunities that guide them to think creatively, solve problems critically and become responsible and contributing members of the interior design profession. I make every effort to instill in students a life-long learning perspective and the confidence that their role as interior designers is important, and that as practitioners they affect the health, safety and well being  of the public.  I strive to mentor and facilitate learning and professional competency through a teaching style that is supportive and nurturing.