Professional Connections  

Key to the success of any educational program is its interaction with the professional community. The Interior Design Program has an active Advisory Board with representation from the profession, industry, and alumni.  Students benefit from the program's good relationship with the professional community through networking and internship opportunities.

The Advisory Board members provide topical advice and real-world work requirements which often result in curriculum improvements.  They offer students advice on resume and portfolio preparation, and hold mock interviews which strengthens students' skills and confidence.

Current Members of the Advisory Board:

Don Alexander
Merritt Woodwork
Mentor, OH

Carolyn Joyce
Deitrick & Berger Interiors & Arch
Akron, OH
Kathy Alexander
Alexander Interiors, LLC
Westlake, OH

Susan Lobalzo, ASID
Lobalzo Design Associates Ltd.
Akron, OH

Sharon Deitrick
Deitrick & Berger Interior & Arch
Akron, OH
Terri L. Maurer, FASID
Maurer Consulting Group
Akron, OH

Vincent Del Medico
Chez-Del
Akron, OH

Julie McCready
McCready Interiors/Norwalk Furniture
Ontario, OH

Diana Ferich
Maxwell-Waltz Interiors
Canton, OH

Molly Nicholas
Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts Store
Hudson, OH
Alan Garren, ASID
Alan Garren Interior/Exterior Design
Akron, OH
Lynn Riemenschneider, ASID, Associate
Braun & Steidl Architects, Inc
Akron, OH
Jillian Gerbasi
Steris Corp
Mentor, OH
Julia Schumacher, ASID, IIDA
Schumacher Designs
Akron, OH

David Hawkins
David Hawkins Design
Akron, OH

Stephanie Valenti
Leff Electric
Cleveland, OH