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Kenan Fishburne

Published August 23, 2014

Kenan FishburneAssistant Professor of Interior Design
College of Fine Arts
Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Contact

kfishburne@fsu.edu

(850) 567-0572

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

Education

  • Stetson University, BA English
  • FSU, MA English, with emphasis on Critical Writing
  • FSU, MS Interior Design
  • Lively Technical Institute, CAD Certification

Teaching Areas

Studios I and V which are the beginning and the capstone studios; design fundamentals emphasizing technical drafting; business practices for interior designers.

Research Areas

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

Interior Design Professional Mentors: How Do We Retain Them in a Difficult Economy?

  • 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