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Michelle Brune, Ph.D., NCIDQ, EDAC

Professor of Interior Design

mbrune@semo.edu
(573) 651-2994

Office:  Scully 107


What area do you teach?

Interior Design

Education/Degree(s)

Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a concentration in Higher Education, University of Missouri – St. Louis, May 2010

Master of Science in Administration: Emphasis in Public Administration, Southeast Missouri State University, May 1998

Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Studies: Option in Housing & Interior Design, Southeast Missouri State University, May 1994

Your philosophy of teaching

My philosophy of teaching is to share my practical, real-world, and hands-on, experience in educational and other commercial environments with students. I also strive to provide students with educational experience that will prepare them to pass the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam, the Evidence Based Design and Certification (EDAC) exam, and other professional certification exams. I enjoy advising students and helping students obtain internships and professional positions.

Why did you decide to teach?

I love to help people. I put others first. This is why teaching is the perfect job for me. There is no greater joy than helping a student develop into a successful professional.

Credentials/career path

Professor and Program Coordinator, Interior Design Program, Department of Art & Design, Southeast Missouri State University, August 2019 - Present

Interim Chair, Department of Art & Design, Professor and Program Coordinator, Interior Design, Southeast Missouri State University, August 2018 - July 2019

Promoted to Professor, Program Coordinator, Interior Design Program, Department of Human Environmental Studies, Southeast Missouri State University, August 2013 - July 2018

Promoted to Associate Professor, Program Coordinator, Interior Design Program, Department of Human Environmental Studies, Southeast Missouri State University, August 2009 - July 2013

Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator, Interior Design Program, Department of Human Environmental Studies, Southeast Missouri State University, August 2003 - July 2009

Promoted to Building Maintenance Manager, Construction and Service, Facilities Management, Southeast Missouri State University, January 2001 – July 2003

Project Manager, Academic Remodeling & Interior Design, Facilities Management, Southeast Missouri State University, April 1999 - January 2001

Associate Director of Development and Special Programs, University Advancement, Southeast Missouri State University, July 1997 - April 1999

Professional Highlight

Completing my PhD in 2010

Becoming NCIDQ certified in 2015

Becoming EDAC certified in 2018

Award/Honor/Recognition

2020, Faculty Merit Award

2019, Holland College of Arts & Media Outstanding Service Award

2018, Nominated for the “Outstanding Teacher Award”, Department of Human Environmental Studies, College of Health and Human Services Awards

2018, Nominated for the Master Advisor “Outstanding Academic Advisor” Award

2017, Nominated for the “Outstanding Teacher Award”, Department of Human Environmental Studies, College of Health and Human Services Awards

2017, Catapult Creative House Faculty Group, “AACSB 2017 Innovations that Inspire”

2012, Co-recipient of College of Health and Human Services Outstanding Teacher Award

Organization with which you are involved

NCIDQ Ambassador, Council for Interior Design Qualification

Most Recent/Notable Published Work

Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Self-Study Report, Fall 2016

Best advice for students

Attend class and complete the best work that you can. Get involved with student organizations and apply for leadership opportunities. This effort will pay off in the future. Your portfolio of student work and resume will be strengthened through this effort and allow you to be a successful candidate in many professional positions.

Contact

573.651.2143
acasey@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 104

Department of Art and Design
One University Plaza, MS 7825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701