University Catalog 2024-2025

Design (DDes)

Degree Requirements

Level 1 Courses12
The following courses are required:
Introduction to Practice-Based Design Research
Design Practice Legacy in a Learning Organization
Research Methods in Design
Special Topics (DDN 883 Directed Study [Workshop] Part I – pending Admin Board approval 2021)
Special Topics (DDN 833 Directed Study [Workshop] Part II – pending Admin Board approval 2021)
Level 2 Courses12
Select four courses of the following:
Case Study Analysis in Design
Ethics & Leadership in Design
METHODOLOGIES FOR PRACTICE-BASED DESIGN RESEARCH
Design Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Level 3 Courses15
Select two courses of the following:
Doctoral Preliminary Examination
Doctoral Supervised Research 1
Level 4 Courses18
Doctoral Dissertation Research 1
Doctoral Dissertation Preparation
Total Hours57
1

Students must take 12 total credit hours of DDN 893 Doctoral Supervised Research and 18 total credit hours of DDN 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research

Optional Elective

DDN 810Special Topics (Topics vary)1-6

Faculty

Full Professors

  • Robin Fran Abrams
  • Helen Saunders Armstrong
  • Thomas M. Barrie
  • Bryan Bell Jr.
  • Kofi Malik Boone
  • Soolyeon Cho
  • Chandra D. Cox
  • Margaret Elen Deming
  • Andrew Alan Fox
  • Dana Kathleen Gulling
  • David Brian Hill
  • Mark Elison Hoversten
  • Sharon Melissa Bennett Joines
  • Robin C. Moore
  • Wayne Place
  • J. Mark Scearce
  • Gavin Paul Smith

Associate Professors

  • Tania Leigh Allen
  • Timothy W. Buie
  • George Elvin
  • Burak Erdim
  • Patrick J. Fitzgerald
  • Russell Alan Flinchum
  • Carolina Gill
  • Derek Allen Ham
  • Jianxin Hu
  • Deborah K. Littlejohn
  • Fernando H. Magallanes
  • Patricia E Morgado
  • Celen Pasalar
  • Matthew O. Peterson
  • Sara Glee Queen
  • Traci Rose Rider
  • Kristen J. Schaffer
  • Kelly Ann Umstead

Assistant Professors

  • Todd Michael Berreth
  • Renae N. Mantooth
  • Lesley-Ann Melanie Noel

Emeritus Faculty

  • Eugene H Bressler
  • Denise Gonzales Crisp
  • Meredith Joy Davis
  • Haig Khachatoorian
  • Bryan W. Laffitte
  • Arthur R Rice
  • Kathleen Callahan Rieder
  • Paul Tesar

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Nilda Graciela Cosco
  • Emily Ryan McCoy
  • Marshall E. Purnell