Areas of Expertise: The intersection of sustainable design, interior design education and practice, and the attitudes and behaviors that lead to sustainable outcomes.
Education and Teaching: She has been teaching at UNT for 20 years, first as an Adjunct Faculty, 2003-2004, then joining as a full-time faculty in 2005. She has an M.F.A. in Interior Design, 1991, and a B.F.A. in Interior Design, 1981, from UNT, and a B.A. in Education and Sociology, 1973, from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.
Academic focus: Current research activities include examining sustainable design and materials, applicable pedagogy models, teaching and learning strategies, and the implications for multidisciplinary curriculum development.
Practice notes: She is a registered interior designer in the State of Texas since 1993, Council for Interior Design Qualification accredited since 1985, and has over twenty years of commercial project experience, including interior and architectural firms, furnishings dealerships, public school program assessment and commercial textile design and sales.