In the 2013 Design Intelligence national rankings of Architecture and Design programs, the FSU Interior Design Graduate Program was listed as the Most Admired in the ranking by deans and chairs. In the 2012 rankings, Dr. Lisa Waxman was chosen to be listed in the Top 25 Most Admired Design Educators in the United States!
In the 2011 Design Intelligence national rankings of Architecture and Design programs, the FSU Interior Design Program was ranked #2 in Sustainable design practices and #4 in computer applications. Importantly, the survey ranked Sustainable Design and Computer Technology #1 and #2 in compelling emerging issues to the profession. This puts us right at the vanguard of meeting the needs of the profession.
FSU faculty member Lisa Waxman recently completed service as national president of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) serving from 2011-2012. FSU has had a series of national presidents with Jill Pable serving from 2009-2010 and retried professor Eric Wiedegreen serving from 2006-2007. Dr. Waxman also served a two-year term as Secretary/Treasurer from 2005-2007 following Jill Pable who served in that capacity from 2001-2005. Waxman has also served on the IDEC Foundation Board and on the Board of the Journal of Interior Design.
Jill Pable received the 2013 College of Visual Arts, Theatre, and Dance Distinguished Researcher Award
Lisa Waxman was awarded the 2013 IDEC Presidential Award for sustained and notable service to the organization as she completes her three-year term as President-elect, President, and, Past President of IDEC.
Lisa Waxman received the 2012 College of Visual Arts, Theatre, and Dance Distinguished Teaching Award
Lisa Waxman was awarded a 2012 University Teaching Award
Jill Pable was awarded a 2011 University Teaching Award
Kenan Fishburne was awarded a First Year Assistant Professor Grant for the research, Professional Interior Design Mentor Retention in a New Economy.
Steve Webber was awarded a First Year Assistant Professor Grant for the research, Influencing Interior Design Pedagogy by Determining Patterns of Learning Styles and Professional Outcomes.
Jill Pable. (2012). The homeless shelter family experience: examining the influence of physical living conditions on perceptions of internal control, crowding, privacy, and related issues. Journal of Interior Design. Volume 37, Issue 4. pp. 9-37.
Pable, J. (2013). Homeless shelter bedrooms: A potential setting for self-restoration through sensitive architectural design. 7th Annual Conference on Design Principles and Practices. Common Ground Publishing. Tokyo, Japan. Virtual presentation available at http://youtu.be/__N37z1z1qI
Ransdell, Marlo (2013). Integration and Uses of Mobile and E-publishing technologies in Design Education. Presented at the 2013 IDEC Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
Webber, Steve (2013). Overcoming the Young Designer’s Bias: Instructional Techniques that Create Fresh Perspectives in Dwelling Design. Presented at the 2013 IDEC Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
Purvis, Tony and Pable, Jill (2013). Can’t we All Get Along? Twelve Interior Environmental Aspects that Influence the Outcomes of Conflict Mediation. Presented at the 2013 IDEC Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
Dixon, Lindsay & Pable, Jill (2013). The Interior Design Studio Built Environment: A Case Study Exploring Interconnections of Energy Conservation, Occupancy Patterns, and Student Satisfaction. Presented at the 2013 IDEC Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
Pable, Jill & Fishburne, K. (2013). Framing the Holistic Post-Occupancy Evaluation: The Potential of the Health, Safety, and Welfare Paradigm. Presented at the 2013 IDEC Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
Lisa Waxman served as a panelist on the panel, “Teaching Software or Teaching with Software: Exploring the Relevance of Interior Design Courses Focusing on the Teaching of Industry Standard Computer Aided Drafting and Design Software Programs” at the 2013 IDEC Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
Lisa Waxman facilitated a panel and Kenan Fishburne served as a panelist in the IDEC Village Square panel titled, Getting Internship in Tough Economic Times, at the 2013 IDEC Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
Key Service Activities:
Kenan Fishburne- currently serving on the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design
Marlo Ransdell chaired the IDEC Innovative Teaching Night called Pecha Kucha for 2012 and 2013.
Jim Dawkins, Kenan Fishburne, and Steve Webber serve on the FSU Faculty Senate
Jim Dawkins serves on the Undergraduate Policy Committee