Shirlee Singer, Professor of Art and Design/Coordinator of Interior Design joined the faculty at Iowa State University in August 1993. She teaches professional practices, internship studies, and all levels of design studios. She came to Iowa from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where she was past Chairman of the Interior Design Department. She practiced professionally for 12 years designing for local, regional and national government facilities, Fortune Five Hundred companies, hospitality and health care facilities and residences. Singer has a national reputation in interior design education, has been president and chairman of the board of the Interior Design Educators Council, served on numerous accreditation teams for the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research, was Secretary/Treasurer of the Louisiana State Board of Examiners and past president of the Louisiana District Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Her current research interests are interior design curriculum and computer imaging.

EDUCATION

1996 Italian Language Studies, DMACC, Ames, Iowa

1980 Study in Mathematics, Valdosta State College, Valdosta, Georgia

1979 Structural Engineering Course, Vocational Technical School, Valdosta, Georgia

1972 Studies in Architecture and Industrial Design, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

1966 Master of Arts/Interior Design, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, Minor in
Education

1956 Bachelor of Arts/Interior Design, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, Minor in
Industrial Design

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

1989 National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) Exam Pilot Test - Passed Building & Barrier Free Codes and Identification and Application Sections

1985 Louisiana State Title Registration #3

1971 Passed American Society of Interior Designers National Accreditation Examination, Indianapolis, Indiana

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

1994-95 Iowa Intergraph Users Group

1984-93 State of Louisiana Board of Examiners for Interior Designers

1984-Present Licensed Interior Designers of Louisiana

1983-Present Interior Design Educator's Council (IDEC) Corporate Member

1975-85 American Institute of Architects Associate Member

1966-Present American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Professional Member

1963-66 American Institute of Interior Designers (AID) Corporate Member

1962-66 National Society of Interior Designers (NSID) Professional Member

1969-73 Interior Design Educator's Council (IDEC) Corporate Member

HOME AND FAMILY

Shirlee Singer is married to Claud H. Singer and has one son, John Merritt Williams, who worked diligently to develop this home page. She is active in her Church and as an Alpha Delta Pi alumni.


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