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: Professor / Coordinator, Interior Design
Phone: 419-372-7935
Email: lspopov@bgsu.edu
Address: Eppler North 217

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

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Rinad Al-Shboul

Position: Instructor
Phone: 419-372-3917
Email: ralshbo@bgsu.edu
Address: 215 Eppler North

M.S. in Interior Design, Eastern Michigan University
B.A. in Interior Design, Wayne State University

Courses Taught
ID 3030 Building Materials & Finishes for Interiors
ID 3190 Interior Design III
ID 3290 Interior Design IV
ID 3650 Lighting Design for Interior Environments
ID 4170 Interior Design V
ID 4190 Interior Design VI

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Debra A. Zappitelli, MFA

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-7821
Email: zdannti@bgsu.edu
Address: Eppler North 216

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


Jamie L. Tscherne, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, NCIDQ Certificate #023743

Position: Adjunct Instructor
Email: jamielt@bgsu.edu
Address: Eppler North 202

B.S. in Interior Design, Bowling Green State University (2005)

Courses Taught
Introduction to Interior Design [ID 1160]
Specifications, Codes, and Special Needs [ID 3330]
Green, Sustainable, & Universal Design in the Built Environment [ID 4070]
Professional Practice in Interior Design [ID 4230]
Textiles in Commercial and Residential Interiors [FCS 3950]