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Department of Interior Design / Faculty / Lisa Waxman

Lisa Waxman

Professor and Chair

Office: 1037 WJB
Phone: (850) 644-8326 
E-Mail: lwaxman@fsu.edu

Teaching Areas

Sustainability, Computer-Aided Design, Social-Psychological Aspects of Design, Studio

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Florida State University, Department of Art Education
  • M.S. Oregon State University, Department of Design and Human Environment
  • B.S. Florida State University, Department of Interior Design

Registration/Certification

  • Licensed Interior Designer, State of Florida, # ID 00002851
  • NCIDQ Certification # 14172.
  • LEED-AP IC+C

Recent Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Tan, L. & Waxman, L. (2013) Designing for Virtual Learning Spaces: A Second Life Example. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 4(2), 72-79. 

Tarver, L. & Waxman, L (2013). Early Professional Practice Experiences and Perceived Levels of Readiness of Entry-Level Design Professionals: A Survey of Recent Interior Design Graduates.  Paper presented at the Interior Design Educators Council Regional Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Waxman, L. (2012) Practical Applications for Designers, Expert Spotlight 16.1: Third Places.  In D. Kopec (Ed.), Environmental Psychology for Design.  New York: Fairchild Publishing.

Pable, J. & Waxman, L. (2011). the Importance of Interior Design Professionals' Engagement in Policy Development to Effect Change for Underprivileged Individuals. In D. Smith, M. Lommerse, & P. Metcalfe (Ed.), Life from the Inside: Perspectives on Social Sustainability and Interior Architecture. Paper and Pencil Press, Australia.

Waxman, L. & Pable, J. (2011).  Considering Human Welfare and Well-being in Shaping Policy for Low-Income Housing.  Paper presented at the 2011 International Design Alliance Education Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. 

Waxman, L., Pable, J. & McBain, M. (2011). Beyond Codes: Addressing the Needs of Low Income Supportive Housing Residents Through Design. Proceedings of the 48th Interior Design Educators Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Crane, T. & Waxman, L (2011).  Interior Design Goes Green: A Model for a Sustainability Curriculum. Journal of Interior Design Small Planet Symposium, Denver, CO.

Pable, J. & Waxman, L. (2011). Low-Income Housing: Resident Well-Being as Policy, paper presented at the Environmental Design Research Association, Chicago.

Waxman, L. (2011) Moving Towards Person-Centered Design: A Post Occupancy Evaluation of a Dementia Care Facility, paper presented at the Environmental Design Research Association, Chicago.

Pable, J., Waxman, L. & McBain, M. (2011).  Low-Income Housing and the Practical Potential of Livability Standards, paper 5th presented at the 5th Annual Art and Design for Social Justice Symposium, Florida State University.

Waxman, L. & Clemons, S. (2010).  The Impact of Television on the Public’s Perception of Interior Design.  In C. Martin, & D. Guerin (Eds.), The State of the Interior Design Profession (pp.470-475). New York: Fairchild Publishing.

Clemons, S. & Waxman, L. (2009).  “University Libraries as Third Place.” Proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Congress and Assembly, Milan, Italy.  

Waxman, L., Moore, M., & Fox, A. (2008). “Voluntary Flammability Regulations for Residential Upholstered Furniture.  Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences,100(4), p. 34-39.

Waxman, L. (2007). “Designing the Third Place: Enhancing Social Opportunities for Older  Adults.”  Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Art and Design for Social Justice Symposium, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
Waxman, L. (2007). “Designing for Connectedness: Place Attachment and the College Student.” 
Paper presented at the 2007 Interior Design Educators Council South Regional Conference, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, p. 37-41.
            
Clemons, S., Waxman, L., Conis, N., McKelfresh, D. & Banning, J. (2007). “Infusing Third Place Theory into the Design Studio.”  Paper presented at the 44th Annual Interior Design Educators Council Conference, Austin, TX .

Waxman, L. & Clemons, S. (2007). “Student Perceptions Concerning the Influence of Design-Related Reality Shows.” Housing and Society, 34(2), p. 147-160.            
Waxman, L. & Clemons, S. (2007).  “Student Perceptions: Debunking Television’s Portrayal of Interior Design.” Journal of Interior Design, 32(2), p. v-xi.  

Waxman, L., Clemons, S., Banning, J. & McKelfresh, D. (2007). “The Library as Place: Providing Students with Opportunities for Socialization, Relaxation, and Restoration.” New Library World, 108, p. 424-434. 

Waxman, L. (2006). The Coffee Shop: Social and Physical Factors Influencing Place Attachment. Journal of Interior Design. Vol. 31, No. 3., p. 35-53.

Benning, J., Clemons, S. McKelfresh, D. & Waxman, L. (2006, June). Designing the Third Place: A Concept for Campus Auxiliaries. Journal of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, p. 46-50.

Waxman, L. (July/August 2005). For Better or for Worse: What impact do design-related reality shows have on interior design education? Interiors and Sources, p. 52-53.

Waxman, L. and Clemons, S. (2005). Mixed Messages: The impact of design related television shows on student perceptions of the interior design profession. Interior Design Educators Council International Conference, Savannah, GA.

Waxman, L. and Anderson, T. (2004). The Coffee Shop as a Third Place: Implications for Place Attachment. Interior Design Educators Council International Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Gronberg, E. & Waxman, L. (2004, August). Taking the Lead: Exploring the role that educator’s play in the profession’s future. Interiors and Sources. p. 56-57

Waxman, L. (2003). Place Experiences: The Built Environment as Social Capital.Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education. Vol. 21, p. 19-26.

Waxman, L. (2003). New Urbanism After Twenty Years: Triumphs and Shortcomings. Interior Design Educators Council Regional Conference, Savannah, GA.

Waxman, L. (2003). Place Journals: Using cognitive interaction theory to enhance behavioral awareness in design. Interior Design Educators Council International Conference, San Diego, CA.

Recent Service

President, Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), (2011-2012)

President-Elect, Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), (2010-2011)

Secretary, Interior Design Educators Council Foundation (IDECF), (2007- 
2010).

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Recent Awards & Recognitions

Presidential Award for Sustained Service and Contributions to Interior Design Education, (2013)

Listed as one of the Design Intelligence Top 25 Educators (in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and industrial design) (2012).

Florida State University Undergraduate Teaching Award (2012)

College of Visual Arts, Theatre, and Dance Distinguished Teaching Award (2012)

Guardian of the Flame Award, Presented by the FSU Burning Spear Society, (2010)

Fellow, Interior Design Educators Council (2008)

Presidential Award for Sustained Service and Contributions to Interior Design Educators Council, (2007)

Best Paper Presentation, Interior Design Educators Council Annual Conference, Austin, TX., (2007). 

2006 Awarded Graduate Faculty Mentor Award- University awarded yearly to faculty member making significant contributions to the experiences of graduate students

2005 Awarded Interior Design Educator’s Member’s Choice Award for Best Presentation at International IDEC Conference (with Stephanie Clemons)

2004 Awarded Interior Design Educator’s Member’s Choice Award for Best Presentation at International IDEC Conference

2001 Awarded Interior Design Educator’s Council Merit Award for sustained and notable contributions to interior design education

1999 Awarded Interior Design Educator’s Council Service Award

1999 Awarded Florida State University Seminole Award- University awarded yearly to a faculty or staff member responsible for contributions to the University through service to students

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • IDEC- Interior Design Educators Council, Fellow
  • ASID- American Society of Interior Designers

Academic/ Professional Interests

Social and Psychological Aspects of Design, Design for Special Populations, Design Technolog