Kansas State University
Migette Kaup is a Professor at Kansas State University specializing in gerontological and universal design. She earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Her educational background also includes a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and Masters of Architecture in Environment & Behavior and Place Studies with an emphasis in Gerontology from Kansas State University. Migette is NCIDQ and EDAC certified and her professional design practice includes over nine years in architectural firms as well as seven years in private consulting to long-term care providers and design professionals. Dr. Kaup currently teaches for the College of Human Ecology in the Interior Design Program and is a member of the gerontology faculty through the K-State Center on Aging.
IDEC Past President
University of North Texas
Cynthia Mohr is professor and chair of the Department of Design at the University of North Texas. After attending her first IDEC annual conference in 1992, Mohr has been an active volunteer serving as Chair of the Instructional Improvement Committe, Editor of the Innovative Teaching Manual, Editor of the E-Record, Southwest Regional Chair, and International Student Competition Coordinator. Most recently, she has served as a co-coordinator of the Teaching Collaborative, a critical part of IDEC’s new organizational structure.
IDEC President Elect
Douglas Seidler is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Marymount University. He was a professor of interior design for six years at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University and an adjunct professor of architecture for six years at the Boston Architectural College. Since 2009 Doug has worked to strengthen IDEC conference scholarship in the role of proceedings coordinator and proceedings task force member.
Sperides Reiners Architect
Cindy Martimo is an Interior Designer for Sperides Reiners Architects in Minneapolis, MN specializing in healthcare, senior living, and retail. She previously taught at Dunwoody College of Technology for 10 years. She is an NCIDQ certificate holder. Cindy has served on various committees for IDEC, and Midwest Regional Chair; this is her second term as Secretary/Treasurer. Her interests include building things, remodeling old houses, and using technology to be creative.
IDEC Director (Teaching)
Louisiana State University
Marsha R. Cuddeback is an Associate Professor in the College of Art + Design, School of Interior Design at Louisiana State University where she was named the Ruth Z. McCoy Professor in Interior Design 2013-2015. Marsha holds degrees in Interior Design, Architecture, and Sustainable Design - Design Studies, from Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario and the Boston Architectural College, Boston, Massachusetts. She is an NCIDQ certificate holder, licensed architect, LEED Accredited Professional BD+C, and Living Future Accredited (LFA) from the International Living Future Institute. Marsha currently serves as the IDEC Teaching Collaborative Coordinator, was the recent Chair of the IDEC Academic Integrity Task Force, and was selected as a member of the NCIDQ Champions Task Force. Her interests include sustainable design theory and practice; ethics and the natural and built environment; the scholarship of teaching and student-centered learning; and design for at-risk populations.
IDEC Director (Scholarship)
University of Arkansas
Jennifer Webb, Ph.D., is an associate professor of interior design in the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design at the University of Arkansas. Her professional work has been in the corporate and healthcare sectors and this experience has directly influenced her teaching and research efforts. Dr. Webb has written journal articles, books, and book chapters about the interaction of the interior environment on human behavior, particularly that of people experiencing a diverse range of human functioning. She was recognized with the Joel Polsky Prize for contributions to Just Below the Line: Disability, Housing, and Equity in the South (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2010). Dr. Webb has also made contributions to the Universal Design Handbook (2010).She is a passionate advocate of design and its role in improving lives. Her goal is to improve users’ health, safety and welfare in interior settings through teaching and research.
IDEC Director (Service)
California College of the Arts
Amy Campos is the founder and principal of ACA (Amy Campos Architect) and is an Assistant Professor in the Interior Design Program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Campos has taught design for 10 years in Interior design, Architecture, Urban design, Visual and Critical Studies at the graduate and undergraduate and pre-college levels. Prior to joining CCA’s faculty, she has most recently taught at the Pratt Institute and Columbia University. She has taught design studios that have partnered with Goodwill, the Alameda County Community Food Bank, and the Dolores Shelter Program's LGBT homeless shelter. Her dedication to community involvement in design education is further evidenced in her role as the ENGAGE Architecture Division Faculty Mentor, a program at CCA that connects curricular initiatives in Architecture or Interior Design to community partners and provides mentorship to faculty and partners to form meaningful connections and outcomes. Campos is a member of IDEC, ASID and IIDA, a registered architect in the state of New York, and has been LEED accredited since 2004. She received her Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
IDEC Director (Regions)
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
Suining Ding is a Professor of Interior Design at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne where she is also the Director of Interior Design Program. Since she started her teaching career, she has always been a very active member of IDEC and has served IDEC in varies leadership and member capacities. She served as Midwest Regional Chair, International Student Design Competition coordinator, host of IDEC national and regional conferences and committee member for regional conference taskforce committee as well as abstract reviewer for IDEC conferences. Her continuing contributions and passion in interior design education and scholarship/research are evidenced by her publication of books, numerous journal articles and presentations at national and international conferences. She is the author of three well-received interior design books. She holds NCIDQ Certificate and is a professional member of ASID. She also has extensive practice experience in architectural design and interior design. During her professional practice career, she participated in the design of many large scale healthcare facilities, assisted living facilities and office buildings. She also strives to make continuing contributions to interior design education through her service to IDEC organization in order to foster dialogues in innovative teaching and rigorous research among members of IDEC.