Karen Myers

Karen Myers
Associate Professor
Department of Interior Design
Curriculum Vitae (CV)



Areas of Responsibility

In addition to full-time teaching, also responsible for the Department’s off-campus study programs (both internationally and domestically based) which provide co-curricular educational opportunities promoting integrative learning initiatives for Interior Design majors. These include the long standing Interior Design study abroad program with FSU’s International Programs; the Historical Restoration program with The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; and the community-based docent program with the Florida Governor’s Mansion.

Oversees two FSU Foundation donations: The Piertralunga/Rossi collection of vintage mid-century modern furniture designed by Charles Eames; The Margaret A. Douglass Fund which underwrites the annual Ringling Program.


  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, M.S., Interior Design
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, B.F.A., Art History, Minor: Dance

Teaching Areas

History of architecture, interiors, furniture design, and decorative art; historical restoration and preservation.

Research Areas

Modern design and its antecedents in architecture, interiors, furniture, and decorative art.

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • Publication contracted (2011) An Immigrant’s Journey: Narciso Rossi. From Prisoner of War to the Liberating World of Charles Eames
  • Private residence/custom build: St. George Island Plantation, St. George Island, Florida
  • Interior design installation: Florida State University International Programs offices
  • Interior design consultation: Florida State University President’s House
  • Creative activity: Professional interior design practice emphasizing residential design in various design management capacities ranging from consultation to custom build turn-key projects.
  • NCIDQ certified, (National Council for Interior Design Qualification)
  • FSU University Teaching Award recipient