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Kenan Fishburne

Published August 23, 2014

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


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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

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