Marlo Ransdell specializes in design education and the creative process. She oversees Studio D: Design and Fabrication lab, furniture design, and design fundamentals curriculum. Studio D supports undergraduate and graduate studios in furniture design and prototyping for the department of interior design.
As Creative Director, Ransdell facilitates undergraduate and graduate furniture design courses among other classes and studios, and also curates gallery shows such as “Digital Fabrication: The Flat Pack”. In addition to her role as Creative Director, she is also a Faculty in Residence at the Facility for Arts Research, and is a certified Rhino software mentor and specialist. She regularly presents and publishes her work and was awarded the College of Visual Arts, Theatre, and Dance Distinguished Research Award in 2014
Creative Director of Studio D: Design and Fabrication Lab
Instruction in Undergraduate and Graduate Level Classes
2009 Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Major: Design, Construction, and Planning. Interior Design / Minor – Educational Technology. Supervisor: Margaret Portillo, Ph.D.
Marlo Evelyn Ransdell. (2009). Designscholar: Evaluating Creative Thinking in an Online Learning Community for Interior Design Graduate Students. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
2004 M.S., University Of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Major: Interior Design. Supervisor: Margaret Portillo, Ph.D.
Marlo Evelyn Ransdell. (2004). Storied Doors: An Empirical Study of Representations of Sense of Place in a Community-Based Art Installation. Unpublished Master’s thesis, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
2002 B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Major: Interior Design. Magna Cum Laude.
Research and Programming
Creative Process and Product
Technology Use in Education
Fabrication / Rapid-Prototyping