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Faculty

Through providing active learning environments and creative course delivery, as well as ongoing research and practice in their professional field, the Interior Design faculty significantly contributes to the academic experience of our students. Emphasis is given to clearly defined learning outcomes which are supported by classroom instruction, engagement with the professional design community, and critical thinking and problem solving skills in relation to designing the built environment.

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Lubomir Popov, Ph.D

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7935
Email: lspopov@bgsu.edu
Address: 309 Johnston Hall

Education
M.Arch., University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria
Ph.D., Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Interests
Facility programming/planning
Sociocultural Aspects of Built Environment
User Needs Research in Facility Programming
Citizen Participation in Facility Programming
Organizational Design, Organizational Culture (for Facilities Programming purposes)
Post-Occupancy Evaluation
Design Research Methods

Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Small Non-Residential Design, Large Non-Residential Design, Computers in Interior Design
Undergraduate-Graduate Courses: Architecture and Human Behavior

Joy Potthoff

Joy K. Potthoff, Ed.D., ASID

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7847
Email: jpottho@bgsu.edu
Address: 305 Johnston Hall

NCIDQ Certificate #  017265

Education:
B.F.A., Bath Academy of Art, Wiltshire, England
M.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Ed.D. Illinois State University

Research Interests:
Environment-behavior research examining: Patron satisfaction with drug/alcohol treatment facilities; library and classroom spaces; and seniors aging in place (at home). Also studies in: Research methods; creativity in relation to neuroscience; and Interior Design education and the profession.

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Interior Design ID 116
Residential Design Studios - ID 319 & 329

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Ashutosh Sohoni, Ph.D

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-3917
Email: assohon@bgsu.edu
Address: 113 Johnston Hall

Education
B.Arch., Academy of Architecture, Mumbai (India)
M.Phil., University of Central England, Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Ph.D., De Montfort University, Leicester (United Kingdom)

Research Interests
Expansion of global AE&C firms in emerging markets
Cultural diversity and design education
Maratha temples: evolution of hybrid Hindu architecture in Western India

Courses Taught
Contemporary Interior (ID 3030)
Lighting Design for Interior Environments (ID 3650)
Non-residential Design Studios (ID 4170 & ID 4190)
Study Abroad: European Culture and Design (FCS 4800)

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Debra A. Zappitelli, MFA

Position: Senior Lecturer / Coordinator, Interior Design
Phone: 419-372-7821
Email: zdannti@bgsu.edu
Address: 301 Johnston Hall

Education
MFA  School of Art, Bowling Green State University (1987)

Areas of Artistic Focus
Drawing in the Landscape Context; Foundational Studies for Design

Courses Taught
ID 418  Historical Interiors, European and American Furniture through 20th Century
ID 303  Contemporary Interiors, Design Principles, Art Elements, Finishes and Materials
ID 219  Interior Design II, Programming and Conceptualization
ID 117 Color Drawing and Rendering Techniques

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JAMIE TSCHERNE