School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Interior Design Faculty

The program is administered by qualified, motivated faculty members who encourage faculty/student interaction and give students personal attention. A faculty advising system is provided to help with students' course selection and broader goals. Faculty have a wide range of expertise including interior design, architecture, lighting, fine arts, history, textiles, merchandising, and family life.

Julie Whitmore, B.A., M.A. 
Associate Professor
Director, Interior Design Program
NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer
330-972-7864
jw89@uakron.edu

Areas of specialization and interest:

  • Corporate and Residential Design
  • Nineteenth Century History of Architecture
  • Adaptive Reuse Building / Green and Sustainable Design
  • History of Furniture
  • Fiber Arts
  • Lighting and Health

Amanda Rura, B.F.A., M.F.A.
College Lecturer, Interior Design Program
NCIDQ and LEED Certified Interior Designer
Master of Fine Art in Interior Design, George Washington University
330-972-7791
arura@uakron.edu


Jennifer Bias, B.A.
Special Lecturer, Interior Design Program
330-972-7721
jbias@uakron.edu



Gail Davidson, B.A., M.A.S. 
Senior Lecturer, Interior Design Program
NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer
330-972-7721
dgail@uakron.edu



Donna L. Lusk, B.A. 

Assistant Lecturer, Interior Design Program
330-972-7721
dl16@zips.uakron.edu



Laura Maher, A.A.B., B.S.

Assistant Lecturer, Interior Design Program
NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer
339-972-7721
lmaher@uakron.edu


For more information about the Interior Design Program at The University of Akron use the contact noted below:

Interior Design Program
215 Schrank Hall South
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-6103
Telephone: 330-972-7721
SchoolofFCS@uakron.edu

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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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