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In the 2013 & 2014 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 2014, the undergraduate program was ranked 5th in the Most Admired category.  In the 2012 rankings, Dr. Lisa Waxman was chosen as one of 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.

DEPARTMENT HONORS

NATIONAL LEADERS

FSU faculty member Lisa Waxman served as national president of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 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.    

FACULTY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Awards:

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

Grants:

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. 

 

Key Service Activities:

Kenan Fishburne- currently serving on the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design

Marlo Ransdell chairs 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 FSU Undergraduate Policy Committee

Steve Webber serves on the FSU Graduate Policy Committee

Karen Myers serves on the FSU Study Abroad Selection Committee

Lisa Waxman serves on the FSU Distance Learning Committee