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University Teaching and Professional Practice Placement

Published September 21, 2016

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