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HANNAH ROSE MENDOZA, MFA, IDEC, LEED AP

Assistant Professor
hrmendoz@uncg.edu

EDUCATION

PhD coursework Geography 2006 - 2007 West Virginia University
  Comprehensive Areas:  Space, Place, and Development; Critical Feminist Geography/Identity and the Near Environment.
Proposed Dissertation Topic:  Latinas and the University Environment
MFA  Interior Design 2000 - 2004 Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
  Comprehensive Areas:  History, Theory & Criticism, Museum Studies
Thesis Topic:  Blue:  The History of a Color
Special Program Online Educator Training Winter, 2004 Socrates Facilitator Training,
South University Online
B.A.  Art History 1994-1998 Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  

Academic / Teaching  
  University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Assistant Professor – Interior Architecture
(2009 – present)
  Savannah College of Art & Design
Savannah, GA
Professor – Interior Design (2007 – 2009)
Coordinator of Online Development for Interior Design
Head of Decorative Arts Minor
  West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Assistant Professor - Interior Design (2005 - 2007)
Faculty Associate in Women’s Studies
  The Art Institute Online
Pittsburgh, PA
Adjunct Interior Design Instructor (Spring 2005 – Winter 2006
  Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Adjunct Interior Design Instructor (Spring 2005)
  Valdosta State University 
Valdosta, GA
Adjunct Interior Design Instructor (Spring 2005)
Industry  
  Third Eye Interiors Residential Designer (December 2004 – present)
  Landmark Design Design Assistant (June 2003 - December 2004)
  The Dickerson Gallery Exhibit Designer (June 2002 – June 2003)
  EG Carpentry Design Consultant (January 2000 – December 2004)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - ACADEMIC/TEACHING

Courses Taught Description  
Interior Design Studio III Assistant Professor – University of North Carolina Greensboro. Fall 2010. Global Studio Project, design/build project that resulted in student trip to Ghana to participate in the building a primary school they designed and for which they raised funding.  
Environmental Design Research Assistant Professor – University of North Carolina Greensboro, Spring 2010, 2011. Research methods and development of first three chapters of thesis.  
Seminar in Design Assistant Professor – University of North Carolina Greensboro, Fall 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Introduction to seminal literature in design history and theory. Introduction to philosophy and development of critical reading and writing skills.  
Environmental Design Studio III & IV Assistant Professor – University of North Carolina Greensboro. Spring 2010, 2011, 2012. Writing intensive studio in which students develop skills for investigation, are introduced to core concepts in philosophy, cultural awareness, and critical reading. Design focus: fiber arts, flat pattern, textiles, and color.  
Decorative Arts: 19th & 20th Centuries Professor – Savannah College of Art & Design, Interior Design Program, Spring 2009.  Designed course and context within Decorative Arts program as head of Decorative Arts minor.  
Decorative Arts: 17th & 18th Centuries Professor – Savannah College of Art & Design, Interior Design Program, Winter 2009.  Designed course and context within Decorative Arts program as head of Decorative Arts minor.  
Decorative Arts:  Antiquity through 16th Century Professor – Savannah College of Art & Design, Interior Design Program, Fall 2008.  Designed course and context within Decorative Arts program as head of Decorative Arts minor.  
Emerging Materials Professor – Savannah College of Art & Design, Interior Design Program, online development.  In conjunction with e-Learning, developed all course materials and content for online delivery in Spring of 2009.   
Contemporary Issues Professor – Savannah College of Art & Design, Interior Design Program, Spring 2008, Winter 2009 and online development.  Introduce students to contemporary issues in interior design as a platform for researching, writing, and designing their theses.  In conjunction with e-Learning, developed all course materials and content for online delivery.  
Research Methods for Interior Design Professor – Savannah College of Art & Design, Interior Design Program, Spring, 2008 and online development.  Developed new course to introduce students in interior design to the research techniques necessary to complete their theses and evaluate current research relevant to interior design practice and theory.  In conjunction with e-Learning, developed all course materials and content for online delivery.  
History of Interior Design Professor – Savannah College of Art & Design, Interior Design Program, Fall 2007 - present.  Introduce students to design history from ancient Egypt through contemporary with a focus on vocabulary building, understanding of larger design trends, and socio-cultural constitution of design.  Integration into course of available built environment.  In conjunction with e-Learning, developed all course materials and content for online delivery.   
Design Theory & Criticism Professor – Savannah College of Art & Design, Interior Design Program, Fall 2007, Winter 2008.  Focus on familiarization with and development of an in depth understanding of the development of design theory and criticism.  Critical reading and research evaluation skills emphasized.   
Seminar: Design Philosophy Professor – Savannah College of Art & Design, Interior Design Program, Fall 2007, 2008.  Introduce students to interior design as an academic discipline and as a profession.  Explore contemporary and historical issues that affect interior design, establish personal goals of achievement, and begin to develop a personal philosophy of design.  
Materials & Sources Assistant Professor – West Virginia University, Interior Design Program, Spring 2007.  Continuation of education regarding finishes, textiles, furniture, and equipment available for interior designers.  Introduction to both current sources and a methodology for independent research.  
Space Planning Assistant Professor – West Virginia University, Interior Design Program, Spring 2006 & 2007.  Exploration of both the physical and social spatial requirements in design.  Model building skills reinforced.  Introduced new projects and learning activities.  
History of Interiors/Furniture I & II Assistant Professor – West Virginia University, Interior Design Program, Spring 2006.  Introduce students to design history from ancient Egypt through contemporary with a focus on vocabulary building and understanding of larger design trends.  Developed visual library for course and internet hybrid.   
Interior Lighting for Designers Assistant Professor – West Virginia University, Interior Design Program, Fall, 2005.  Teaching lighting techniques and terminology to second year students in the Interior Design program.  Introduced new projects focusing on design and development of luminaires.  
  Residential Interior Design   Assistant Professor – West Virginia University, Interior Design Program, Fall, 2005, 2006. Introduced new projects to focus students on quality of space versus quantity of space.  Introduced NKBA elements and design projects.  Developed project for existing space and actual clients, required field measuring and drawing of existing plans.  Required students to become familiar with PowerPoint and PhotoShop as presentation tools.  Developed as hybrid internet and traditional course.  

GRANTS AND FUNDING

2012

International Travel Fund – “Funds to Attend the 6th Annual Ethics, Evil and The State Conference in Prague, The Czech Republic.” One-time grant – total amount $700. Awarded.

2011

Oak Foundation – “Universal Design in Learning.” One-time grant – total amount $2,000. Awarded
Scholars Travel Fund – “Funds to Attend IDEC Annual Conference in Denver, CO.” One-time grant – total amount $500. Awarded.
American Society of Interior Designers Transform Grant – “Deployment of Educational Interiors in Areas of Crisis” with Jonathon Anderson and Tom Matyok. One-time grant – total amount $35,000. Not Awarded.

Total Funding Awarded: $2,500.00

2010

The Global Studio Project - $15,000 direct donations received
In kind donations totaling $42,000
Pepsi Refresh Challenge – “Reimagining Today’s Trash into Tomorrow’s Technologies.” Competition – total amount $250,000. Not Awarded.
HES Interdisciplinary Grant – “Funds for the Development of Potentially Portable Education Units for Areas in Crisis” with Jonathon Anderson, Tom Matyok, Cathryne Schmitz, and Leah Sobsey. One-time grant – total amount $10,000. Not Awarded.
Summer Excellence Grant – “Funds for The Global Studio Project Assessment.” One-time grant – total amount $5,000. Awarded.
New Faculty Research Grant – “Funds for Research on Design and Security in Guadalajara.” One-time grant – total amount $5,000. Awarded.

Total Funding Awarded: $10,000.00

2009

International Travel Fellowship – “Funds for travel to Australia to Present at the IDEA Symposium.” One-time grant – total amount $500. Awarded

2008

Presidential Fellowship – “Funds for web development of the WikiD.” One time grant – total amount $5,000. Awarded.

2006

Eberly College Graduate Student Travel Grant – “Travel to London to Present at the Royal Geographical Society.” One-time grant – total amount $600. Awarded.
Anderson Faculty Enrichment Fund – “Curriculum Coordination between WVU and NABA.” One-time grant – total amount $1,000. Awarded.
Daniel C. & Elizabeth D. Brown Faculty Development Grant – “Travel to London to Present at the Royal Geographical Society.” One-time grant – total amount $2,000. Awarded.
F. Waldo Craig New Faculty Fund – “Purchase of Teaching Materials.” One-time grant – total amount $960.46. Awarded.
Faculty International Travel Grant – “Curriculum Coordination in Milan.” One-time grant – total amount $1,000. Awarded.
Faculty Development Grant – “Curriculum Coordination in Milan.” One-time grant – total amount $500. Awarded
Faculty Travel Grant – “Travel to Arizona to Present at IDEC International Conference.” One-time grant – total amount $500. Awarded.
Carol Price-Shanis Grant – “Furthering the Education of Interior Design Educators.” One-time grant – total amount $3,000. Not Awarded.
General Curriculum Development Grant - “Assignment of History of Furniture/Interiors 230 to a General Education Course”. One-time grant – total amount $1,500. Awarded.

Total Funding Awarded: $8,060.46

2005

Principal Investigator – “Latinas in Appalachian University Environments: Creating a Reflection of Self”. Three-year Hatch Grant from the U.S.D.A. Total budget approximately $90,000.

Total Funding Awarded: $70,853.00

PUBLICATIONS

Mendoza, H.R. & Matyok, T. (in press). Designing Student Citizenship. International Journal of Art and Design Education.
ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking: 2010: Education & Educational Research: 155/177
Impact Factor: 0.189

Mendoza, H.R. (in press). Civil Disobedience as Design Pedagogy: Beyond Good and the Absence of Bad. Thresholds.
Acceptance Rate: 16%

Matyok, T., Mendoza, H.R. (in press). Organic Engagement of Students in Globalized Education. Voice of Teachers.

Mendoza, H. R., & Dudzik, M. R. (in press for 2012). A State of Insecurity: Interior Responses to Urban Paranoia in Sao Paulo Brazil. In T. Poldma (Ed.), Meanings of Design: Social, Cultural and Philosophical Essays about People, Spaces and Interior Environments. New York, NY: Fairchild Publications.

Mendoza, H. R., & Matyok, T. (in press for 2012). We Are Not Alone: When the Number of Exceptions to a Rule Exceeds its Usefulness as a Construct, it is Time for a Change. In Meanings of Design: Social, Cultural and Philosophical Essays about People, Spaces and Interior Environments. New York, NY: Fairchild.

Matyok, T., Mendoza, H.R., Schmitz, C. & Sloan, L. (2010). The Role of Collaboration in Preparing Graduates for Global Citizenship. Proceedings for the 3rd Annual International Conference on Education Research Innovation. (Refereed publication).

Mendoza, H. R., & Dudzik, M. (2010). The Psychology of Space in a Culture of Fear: A Photographic Unmasking of Residential Interiors in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (M. Taylor, Ed.) Proceedings of the 5th Annual IDEA Symposium. (Refereed publication).

Mendoza, H. R. (2009). The WikiD: An Alternative Approach to the Body of Knowledge. Journal of Interior Design, 34(2), 1 - 19.

Bernasconi, C., Yoo, J., MacDonald, N.M., & Mendoza, H.R. (2008). Culture and design: Integrating a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary experience into the design curricula. Design Principles & Practices: An International Journal, 2(2), 161-172.

Mendoza, H.R., Bernasconi, C. & MacDonald, N.M. (2007). Creating New Identities in Design Education. International Journal of Art & Design Education, 26(3), 308 – 313.

Bernasconi, C., Mendoza, H.R., Yoo, J.J. & MacDonald, N.M. (2007). Integrating cross-cultural and interdisciplinary education in the design fields: The interdisciplinary design education assessment Project. In Conference Proceedings of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Annual Meeting. State College, PA: Pennsylvania State University.

Invited

Zollinger, S., Jones, L., & Mendoza, H. R. (2008). Essays and Inspirations: Achieving Tenure and Maintaining Life Balance. In J. Pable & K. Ankerson (Eds.), Interior Design: Practical Strategies for Teaching and Learning. New York: Fairchild Publications.

Conference Proceedings

Mendoza, H.R. (2006). Design + Cultural Resource Management: A model for creating new identities. 22nd National Conference on the Beginning Design Student Conference Proceedings. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press.

Works in Progress

Mendoza, H.R. & Matyok, T. (under review). Liquid Knowing and the Academic Discipline. Design Philosophy Papers.

Mendoza, H.R. & Dudzik, M.R. (final editing before submission). Fear from the Inside: An Analysis of Residential Interiors in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Preparing for submission to the journal Home Spaces.

Mendoza, H.R. (in progress). Understanding Our Discipline: An Analysis of the Journal of Interior Design 1975 – 2010. Preparing for submission to the Journal of Interior Design.

Mendoza, H.R. (in progress). Examining Interiority: What is Inside Interior Design?. Preparing for Interiors: Design, Architecture, and Culture.

Mendoza, H.R. (in progress). Uncovering a Myth: The Psychophysiological Effects of Color.

PRESENTATIONS, GUEST LECTURES, AND WORKSHOPS

International, National, and Regional Refereed Presentations

Mendoza, H.R. & Matyok, T. (2012). The Silence Regime: Disappearing Public Space and Disappeared Democracy. The 6th International Conference on Evil, Ethics, and the State. Prague, The Czech Republic.

Mendoza, H.R. (2011). Femine Concerns. IDEC South Regional Conference. Statesboro, GA. [creative scholarship]. 30% Acceptance Rate.

Mendoza, H.R., Matyok, T., & Will, A.K. [grad] (2011). The Global Studio and World Peace Scholars. IDEC South Regional Conference. Statesboro, GA.

Mendoza, H.R., & Matyok, T. (2011). Liquid Design: (Re)Constructing the Architecture of Disciplinarity. Annual Conference of the International Association for Research in Architecture. Lisbon, Portugal.

Mendoza, H.R. & Dudzik, M.R. (2011). Expressions and Creations of Fear in Interior Architecture. Annual Conference of the International Association for Research in Architecture. Lisbon, Portugal.

Mendoza, H.R. & Will, A.K. [undergrad] (2011). The Global Studio Project: Student Led International Collaborative Service Learning. European Society for Systematic Innovation in Education. Leuven, Belgium.

Mendoza, H.R. (2011). An Analysis of the Authorship and Impacts of the JID, 1975 – 2010. IDEC National Conference. Denver, CO.

Matyok, T., Mendoza, H.R., Schmitz, C., & Sloan, L. (2010). The Role of Collaboration in Preparing Graduates for Global Citizenship. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. Madrid, Spain.

Mendoza, H.R. (2010). An Analysis of Authorship & Impact of the JID, 1975 – 2010. IDEC South Region Conference. High Point, NC.

Mendoza, H.R., & Dudzik, M.R. (2010). The Psychology of Space in a Culture of Fear: A Photographic Unmasking of Residential Space in Sao Paulo, Brazil. IDEC National Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Woodcock, M., & Mendoza, H.R. (2010). The Wiki in Design: An Alternative Approach to the Body of Knowledge. 26th National Conference for the Beginning Design Student. Charlotte, NC. [poster]

Mendoza, H.R., & Dudzik, M.R. (2010). The Psychology of Space in a Culture of Fear: A Photographic Unmasking of Residential Space in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators’ Association. Brisbane, Australia.

Mendoza, H.R. (2009). Design is Not an Apple. IDEC South Regional Conference. Raleigh, NC.

Anderson, J.R., & Mendoza, H.R. (2009). The Creative Human Intelligence Project (CHIP). IDEC South Regional Conference: Raleigh, NC. [creative scholarship]

Mendoza, H.R., Keohane, A. [grad], & Menrath, J.[grad] (2009). Beyond the Minimum: Student Led Integration of the Principles of Social Justice into Studio. ART&DESIGN for Social Justice Symposium: Tallahassee, FL. [panel]

Mendoza, H.R., & Dudzik, M.R. (2009). Separating Desire from Desperation: Parallel Existences in Sao Paulo, Brazil. ART&DESIGN for Social Justice Symposium: Tallahassee, FL.

Mendoza, H.R. (2008). Qualitative, Quantitative, and Creative: The Third Methodology. IDEC South Regional Conference: Auburn, AL.

Mendoza, H.R. (2008). Opening the Border to Interior Design Knowledge and Knowing. IDEC South Regional Conference: Auburn, AL.

Mendoza, H.R. (2008). Crafting Design Knowledges: A Wiki Approach. The International Design History Society Conference: Cornwall, UK.

Mendoza, H.R. (2008). The WikiBoK: An Alternative Approach to the Body of Knowledge. IDEC National Conference: Montreal, Canada.

Mendoza, H.R., Bernasconi, C., Yoo, J., & MacDonald, N. (2008). International Intersections: An Interdisciplinary Design Education Model. IDEC National Conference: Montreal, Canada.

Bernasconi, C., Yoo, J., MacDonald, N., & Mendoza, H.R. (2008). Culture and Design: Integrating a Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Experience into the West Virginia University Design Curricula. 2nd International Conference on Design Principles and Practices: University of Miami, FL.

MacDonald, N., Mendoza, H.R., Bernasconi, C., & Yoo, J. (2007). Building Intersections in Design Education. International Textiles and Apparel Association: Los Angeles, CA. [Winner: Best Paper, Professional Category]

Bernasconi, C., Mendoza, H.R., & MacDonald, N. (2007). Integrating Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Education in the Design Fields: The Interdisciplinary Design Education Assessment Project. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture: Penn State University, PA.

Hash, K. & Mendoza, H.R. (2007). Designing for Dementia. Summer Institute on Aging: Morgantown, WV.

Mendoza, H.R. (2006). Using Feminist Geography to Create a WikiBoK. Southeaster Division of the American Association of Geographers: Morgantown, WV.

Mendoza, H.R., Bernasconi, C. & MacDonald, N. (2006). Creating New Identities in Design Education. Interior Design Educators Council, South Regional Conference: Greensboro, NC.

Mendoza, H.R. (2006). Creating Home: A participatory approach to understanding gender and adaptation. Royal Geographical Society | Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference: London, England.

Jacob, J. & Mendoza, H.R. (2006). Alternative Gendered Persons and Public Spaces: An action research approach. Royal Geographical Society | Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference: London, England.

Mendoza, H.R. (2006). Design + Cultural Resource Management: A model for creating new identities. 22nd National Conference for the Beginning Design Student: Ames, IA.

Mendoza, H.R. (2006). An Annotated Bibliography 1988 – present: Psychophysiological Effects of Color. Interior Design Educators Council International Conference: Scottsdale, AZ.

Beacham, C., McFall, B., Park-Gates, S. & Mendoza, H.R. (2005). Supporting the Interior Design Educator: IDEC’s role in our lives. Interior Design Educators Council South Regional Conference: Tallahassee, FL.

Invited Presentations
The Abandonment by the State of Social and Civic Obligations and the impacts on Higher Education NC Defend Education Conference Greensboro, UNCG March 2012
Interior Design and Geography: Interior Spaces as a Scale of Study Spring Speaker’s Series: Geography Colloquium Greensboro, UNCG January 2011
Building Hope, Building Schools: A Primary School Story in Ghana Pilot Elementary, Guilford County School System Greensboro, NC September & November, 2010
Building Hope, Building Schools: A Primary School Story in Ghana Southern Guilford Middle School, Guilford County School System Greensboro, NC October, 2010
Building Hope: The Global Studio Project Alamance County Family and Consumer Science Association Burlington, NC September, 2010

Other Activities
The Global Studio Project
Director
University of North Carolina Greensboro Greensboro, NC
Tema, Ghana
June 2010 - present
Interiors: Design, Architecture and Culture
Book Reviews Editor
Modern Interiors Research Council – Berg Publications London, UK September 2009 - present
Art & Design for Social Justice Symposium
Paper Reviewer
Florida State University Department of Interior Design Electronic October 2009, October 2010
South Regional Conference
Paper Reviewer
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Electronic June 2009
The WikiD
Editor and Project Manager
Wiki for Design:  Body of Knowledge System Electronic 2008 - present
E-Record
Editor
Interior Design Educator’s Council Electronic 2006 - 2010
SINAES Accreditation
Site Visitor
Sistema Nacional de Acreditación de la Educación Superior
(National Accrediting System for Higher Education)
San José, Costa Rica February 2008 - present
Geographies of Knowledge
Session Chair
Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers Morgantown, WV November, 2006
The Challenges to the Creation of a Transnational European Space along the Polish/German Border:  A Case Study of the Euro-Cities of Slubice and Frankfurt-Oder
By Michelle Brym
Discussant
Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers Morgantown, WV November, 2006
South Regional Conference
Reviewer
Interior Design Educator’s Council Electronic September, 2006
Midwest Regional Conference
Reviewer
Interior Design Educator’s Council Electronic August, 2006
IDEC Student Design Competition
Judge
Interior Design Educator’s Council Morgantown, WV February 2006

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

2012 Interior Design Educators Council Community Service Award – in recognition of The Global Studio
Project. Selected from a pool of over 800 individuals.
2010 Interior Design Educators Council Service Award Recipient

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional Grant Writing Workshop NC State University April 11 – 13, 2012
LEED Accredited Professional United States Green Building Council December 2008

THESIS COMMITTEES

In progress Laura McGimsey Chair, Spring 2012
In progress Felicia Dean Spring 2012
In progress Karyn Reilly Spring 2012
The Value of a Rehabilitate Neighborhood School in Edenton, NC: A Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry Lauren Shepulski Spring 2011
Engage: Experiencing Social Connections Through Serving Vessels Kimberlie Wade Spring 2011
Utilizing Digital Fabrication Technologies to Model Human Intelligences in Design Jonathon Anderson Topic Consultant, Spring 2010
Historic Tax Incentives and Disaster Relief: 
A Case Study on Post-Katrina New Orleans
Joy Williams Thesis Editor, Fall 2010
A Cross-Cultural Comparison for the Development of Model Housing Units in the United States Responsive to Multi-generational Households Eun Jung Lee Thesis Editor, Spring 2008
Exploring Poetry in Space:  A Creative Approach to the Creation of Entrance for a Community Center in Atlanta Cheryl Watson Committee Chair, Spring 2009
Designing for Youth:  A Socially Responsible Recreational Center for Teenagers Laura K. Merrill Thesis Editor, Spring 2009
Creating a Learning Environment for Healthy Eating Habits:  Disney Addresses Obesity and Entertainment Lisa Kirschman Thesis Editor, Spring 2009
Deconstructed Spaces for Reconstructing Social Interaction: A Museum of Animated American Films Zhengzhong Xiao Thesis Editor, Spring 2009

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

Faculty Search Committee, IAR UNCG 2009 - 2010
Advisory Board, Center for New North Carolinians UNCG January 2010 - present
IAR Graduate Committee UNCG September 2009 - present
HES Sustainability Task Force UNCG September 2009 – October 2010
Communications Committee IDEC December 2008 - present
Creative Endeavors Task Force IDEC November 2006 - present

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Association of University Professors 2011 - present
Institute for Figuring 2010 - present
International Interior Design Association 2006 – 2008, 2010 – present
Interior Design Education Council – Professional Member 2003 – present

 

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