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Oklahoma State University

Alana Pulay

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Assistant Professor

444 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-9574
Fax: 405-744-6910

alana.pulay@okstate.edu

Education

Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Interior Design
M.S. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE Architecture
B.S. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR Design and Human Environment

Expertise

Human behavior in the built environment with a focus in educational facilities

Publications

  • Pulay, A., Read, M, Tural, E., & Lee, S. (2016). Examining Student Behavior Under Two Correlated Color Temperature Levels of Lighting in an Elementary School Classroom. Educational Planning, 23(3), 57-69.
  • Chandrasekera, T., & Pulay, A. (2016).  Design Interventions through Immersive virtual environments. Interior Design Educators Council. Exchange/Fall: a Forum for Interior Design Education

Presentations

  • Asino, T., & Pulay, A. (2017, November).  Examining the connection between educational technologies and classroom space. Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Pulay, A., Asino, T., & Chandrasekera, T., (2017, November).  A comparison between augmented reality models, computer aided 2D models, and 3D printed physical models for classroom design comparisons. Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Pulay, A., & Williamson, A. (2017, March). A case study examining teacher perceptions and child pro-social behaviors under LED lighting compared to fluorescent lighting in a pre-K     classroom. National Conference of the Interior Design Educators Council, Chicago, IL.
  • Pulay, A., & Williamson, A. (2016, October). Comparing the influence of LED and fluorescent lighting on           early childhood student engagement in a classroom setting, South Regional Conference of the Interior Design Educators Council, Murfreesboro, TN. (Won “Best Presentation”)
  • Pulay, A. (2016, October).  Dwelling in 165 sq ft:  The process of designing a tiny house on wheels, South Regional Conference of the Interior Design Educators Council, Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Pulay, A., Read, M., Tural, E., & Lee, S.  (2016, March). The impact of lighting on student on-task behavior in an elementary classroom, National Conference of the Interior Design Educators Council, Portland, OR.
  • Pulay, A., & Read, M. (2014, November).  The influence of lighting in children’s environments: A pilot                 study.  Poster Presentation at National Conference of Illuminating Engineering Society North                 America, Pittsburgh, PA. 
  • Pulay, A., & Tural, E.  (2013, October). Review of lighting literature. Presentation at the Northwest Regional Conference of Interior Design Educators Council Pacific, San Francisco, CA

Courses Taught

  • DHM 2233 – Graphics for ID II –Interior Graphics
  • DHM 3343 – Interior Design Studio III: Interior Components and Construction Documents
  • DHM 3824 – Professional Practices
  • DHM 4533 – Diversity in Facility Management and Interior Design
  • DHM 5013 – Graduate Level Research Developments in Design, Housing, & Merchandising

Awards & Recognition

  • Interior Design Educator Council South Region Conference Best Presentation Winner. October, 2016, Murfreesboro, TN.

Grants

  • Illuminating Engineering Society Teachers of Lighting Workshop Grant Winner. June 11 – 16, 2017 at Philips Lighting Application Center, Somerset, NJ.

Professional Memberships

  • Interior Design Educators Council Member
  • United States Green Building Council Member

Service

University

  • Academic Integrity Facilitator
  • Campus Wellness Center Planning Committee member

Department

  • Assessment Committee Member
  • Department of Wellness Innovator
  • Global Committee Member
  • USGBC (United States Green Building Council) student chapter co-advisor

Profession

  • NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) Ambassador
  • NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) Exam Reviewer
  • IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) External Service Task Force Member