University Teaching and Professional Practice Placement

Our graduates are thriving in design firms, in entrepreneurial firms of their own making and other positions within the profession, and also are making a difference in college and university interior design education across the nation and world. Below is a small sampling of where they are.

FSU Graduates in University Teaching

FSU has graduate alumni teaching across the nation in major colleges and universities. A list of past and present positions includes:

Shannan Atkinson – Ai (Art Institute) of Jacksonville
Claudia Blackwell – Ai (Art Institute) of Jacksonville
Phil Bulone – International Academy of Design and Technology, Tampa
Sarah Chaney-Soto – OM Workspace, Chicago
Lindsay Clark – Auburn University
Tommy Crane – Valdosta State University
Mary Katherine Crouch – University of Central Oklahoma
Michelle Davis – American Intercontinental University, Atlanta
Michael Dudek – Kansas State University 
Brad Ertzberger – Florida State University
Kenan Fishburne – Florida State University
Jean Freeman – Marymount University
Sabrina Frey – Queens University, Charlotte
Dave Harrison – Boston Architectural College
Joellen Kerr – University of Charleston
Cheryl Knodel – Seminole State College
Hannah Mendoza – University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Tessa Newbill Menotte – Florida State College at Jacksonville
Rachelle McClure  Endicott College
Karen Myers – Florida State University
Jill Pable – Florida State University
Emily Phares – Florida State University
Mandy Pickett – Mississippi College
Grant Preisser – Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta
Chris Priest – The Art Institutes International, Minnesota
Tony Purvis – Florida State University
Michele O’Brien Rose – Santa Monica College
Stephanie Sickler – University of Alabama
Elizabeth Smallwood – Seminole State College
Tom Szumlic – Art Institute of Tampa
John Turpin – High Point University (Dean)
Rene Walsh – Radford University
Lisa Waxman – Florida State University
Ann Whiteside-Dickson – University of Kentucky
Brad Whitney – Virginia Tech

FSU Graduates in Professional Practice

Graduates with MS and MFA degrees are employed as interior designers across the country and world. A sampling of these firms include:

Fisher Marantz Stone, NYC
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, San Francisco
Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo, Orlando
WATG, Seattle
EXP Lighting Design, Orlando
Disney Imagineering, Glendale, California
OM Workspace, Chicago
OKW Architects, Chicago
STG Design, Inc., Austin
Stan Topol & Associates, Atlanta
Ochsner Health System, Louisiana
Gensler, Atlanta
Gensler, Houston
Gensler, Los Angeles
HOK, Atlanta
HOK, Tampa
Michael Wolk, Miami
Perkins+Will, Charlotte
VeenendaalCave, Atlanta
Shelton Tayler & Associates, Atlanta
Heitz-Parsons-Sadek, West Palm Beach
Statoil, Norway