Faculty and Staff

Stephanie Clemons, Ph.D., FASID, FIDEC

Stephanie Clemons

158 Aylesworth SE
(970) 491-5639


Ph.D. Colorado State University
M.S. Utah State University
B.A. Michigan State University
NCIDQ Certified #5508

Teaching Emphasis


  • Interior Design Studio
  • Lighting design and Color
  • Building codes


  • Theories/theory building
  • Teaching/pedagogies

Research Emphasis

  • Infusing interior design content into K-12 (elementary and secondary education)
  • Third Place theory - Sense of place/self
  • Interior design pedagogies (online and face-to-face)

Research and Scholarship (selected)

Textbook. Clemons, S. Interior Design. Goodheart-Willcox, 2017.

Huber, A., Waxman, L., Clemons, S. (2017). Students as researchers, collaborators, and end-users: Informing campus design. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 8(2), 80-94. Retrieved from http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/ijdl/article/view/21363/29785.

Banning, J., Clemons, S., Gibbs, C., & McKelfresh, D. (2014). Education and training: Issues for the field of interior design. Journal of Education and Training, 1(1), 117-132.

Clemons, S.A., & Eckman, M. (2011). Exploring theories identified in the Journal of Interior Design. Journal of Interior Design, 36(4), 31-49.

Banning, J. H., Clemons, S. A.,  McKelfresh, D., and Gibbs, C. (2010, December). Special places for students: Third place and restorative place. College Student Journal, 44(4), 906-912.

Clemons, S. A. (2007). Interior Design in K-12 Curricula: Asking the Experts. Journal of Interior Design, 32(3), 15-40.

Awards, Recognitions, Grants, and Competitions (selected)

2017 Exceptional Achievement in Service-Learning Student Award, CELEBRATE! CSU Awards, April, 2017. For INTD 256 CAD service learning HABS project. Clemons was professor.

2015, 2016, 2017 ASID Student Chapter of the Year, Colorado State University ASID Student Chapter. Chapter received award three years running. Clemons served as faculty advisor. National Award.

2015 Board of Governors Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Colorado State University.

2015 American Society of Interior Designers, Faculty Advisor of the Year, National Award.

2014 University Distinguished Teaching Scholar (UDTS), Colorado State University.

2015 Flipped Classroom, 222 Johnson Hall, $77,000 with Rusty Scott. ASCSU funding grant.

2014 Flipped Classroom, 105 Behavior Science Building, $104,300 with Rusty Scott. ASCSU funding grant.