Kenan Fishburne has over 30 years of practice as a professional interior designer, including ownership of a full-service firm, Main Street Design, Inc. She lives in Quincy Florida with her husband Steve and has a son living and working in Austin Texas. Her full-time appointment as assistant professor of interior design comes after 18 years of adjunct teaching for FSU.
Areas of Responsibility
Teaching, Creative and Academic Research, Graduate Faculty Guiding Thesis, Service
- Stetson University, BA English
- FSU, MA English, with emphasis on Critical Writing
- FSU, MS Interior Design
- Lively Technical Institute, CAD Certification
Studios I and V which are the beginning and the capstone studios; design fundamentals emphasizing technical drafting; business practices for interior designers.
Experiential learning with emphasis on internship development and best practices; Homeless Shelter design with emphasis on post occupancy evaluation and health, safety and welfare of the interior.
Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards
- University Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2014-2015
- Creative work: renovation of the Florida Governor’s Mansion, 6 published interiors in the 2013 Viva La Florida Book, commemorating Florida
- Co-author: The Virtues of Multiple Post Occupancy Evaluations: A Case Study, Presentation International Conference on Design Principles and Practices
- Internships Panel: What Changes Should We Be Making in the New Economy, IDEC South Regional Conference
- Co-author: Psychological Constructs of Homeless Shelter Living Spaces and Their Implications for Shelter Design, IDEC National Conference
- Editor: Viva La Florida, book by the Governor’s Mansion Foundation