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Design, Housing & Merchandising - Faculty Expertise

Name Expertise

Cosette Armstrong
Associate Professor

Sustainability education
Sustainable design and consumption

Jorge Atiles
Professor/Associate Dean, Extention and Engagement 
Understanding the housing decisions made by Hispanics and Hispanic immigrants in the US
Translate findings into recommendations for housing providers, counselors, renters and homeowners

Tilanka Chandrasekera
Assistant Professor

 Virtual and Augmented reality focused research
Application of Tangible User Interfaces in Design Education
Application of digital technology for geriatric design practices (Gerontechnology)
Computational Design and Design Cognition Navigation and Wayfinding research in interior environments
Facility management and hospitality industry focused research

Greg Clare
Assistant Professor

Food Recall Consumer Response & Message Design
Nutrition Label Design
Consumer Response to Nutrition Label Information to Improve Health
Older Consumer Behavior
Circadian Rhythms
Lighting Design and Facility Interventions to Enhance Caregiver/Client Wellbeing
Food Packaging and Lighting Design
Paulette Hebert
Professor/Humphreys Chair
Lighting Design
Facility Design and Management
Sustainable Design
Aditya Jayadas
Assistant Professor
Holistic Environmental Design (HED) for different human systems
Empathic and co-design of duty belt and vehicle seat for police officers
Understanding the needs of patient and caregivers in rural areas
Human Factors and Ergonomics
Balance, strength & biomechanics of slips & falls in older individuals
Improving the shopping experience for older individuals
Mihyun Kang
Professor/Chris Salmon Professor

Sustainability in terms of both interior design and facility management
Environmental, economic, and social systems over the life cycle of a building.

Design methodology for special populations to solve complex contemporary interior design problems

Diane Limbaugh
Teaching Instructor
Product development
Apparel manufacturing
Social media and how it influences marketing of products as well as education
Shiretta Ownbey
Professor/Associate Dean, Academic Program Services
Student engagement
Student success
Student retention
Study of experiential learning and how it is best integrated in the curriculum in higher education to engage students
June Park
Assistant Professor
Consumer experiences in digital retail settings (e.g., e-commerce, s-commerce) and sustainable consumption behavior of apparel products
Gina Peek
Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Maintenance of built and near enviornments 
Consumer resource management
Semra Peksoz
Associate Professor
Functional clothing design and evaluation
Performance testing of apparel and textile products for the industry
Kinesiology of human body especially when it applies to performance in functional clothing
Development of smart garments embedded with multiple sensors for continuous monitoring of at risk patients
Developing collaborative multi-discipline educational programs that link functional apparel with research areas such as medicine/patient care and space exploration.
Adriana Petrova
Associate Professor
Fit of apparel
Sizing of apparel
Design, development, and testing of functional and protective apparel
Applications of 3D body scanning for design and evaluation
Emily Roberts
Assistant Professor
Environmental Gerontology
Dementia Environments
Culture Change in Long Term Care
Family Caregivers/ Caregiver Burden
Jane Swinney
Department Head/Associate Professor