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A. Melise Brown

Published June 14, 2020


Adjunct Instructor
Department of Interior Architecture and Design


Areas of Responsibility

Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching


Melise practices commercial interior design as a Project Designer at BKJ Architecture. She is interested in interior design that promotes human wellness in the built environment. Merging her background in social work with her passion for interior design, she is dedicated to social justice for all with an emphasis on ending human trafficking through advocacy and design.


2020 | Master of Science, Interior Design, Florida State University

  • Thesis Project | Freedom United: A Transitional Housing Community for Survivors of Human Trafficking

2017 | Master of Arts, Pastoral Studies, Fordham University

  • Thesis Paper | The Value of One: Modern Slavery and What We Can Do

2012 | Bachelor of Arts, Social Work, Florida State University

Teaching Areas

Survey of Interior Design

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • April 2020 | Embodied cognition findings and their application in a hypothetical student design project, IDEC Exchange
  • April 2020 | Graduate Leadership Award, FSU Department of Interior Architecture and Design
  • December 2019 | Emerging Professional Engagement Scholarship, International Design Continuing Education Council
  • April 2019 | Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, FSU College of Fine Arts
  • Spring 2019 | Phi Kappa Phi Inductee, Florida State University
  • January 2018 | Invisible Cities Charrette – Honorable Mention, FSU Department of Interior Architecture and Design
  • Fall 2017 | Omicron Delta Kappa Inductee, Florida State University
  • Fall 2017 | Golden Key International Honour Society Inductee, Florida State University

Professional Certifications and Associations

WELL AP, LEED Green Associate, Allied ASID