dha College of Design

Faculty Profile: Stephanie Zollinger

Stephanie A. Zollinger, Ed.D.

Specialties & Expertise

  • Interior Design
  • Regional and Vernacular Interior Architecture
  • Design Education
  • Interior Design Learning
  • Culture and Design in England, France, Italy
Course Titles (resident and outreach teaching)
  • IDes 1602 Interior Design Studio II
  • IDes 3161 History of Interiors and Furnishings: Ancient to 1750
  • DES 8181 Research and Ethics

Selected Scholarship

  • Guerin, D., & Watson, S. (Eds.). (2001). Interplay: Perspectives on the Design Legacy of Jack Lenor Larsen. St. Paul: Goldstein Museum of Design.
  • Watson, S. (2001). Inspirations of an innovator: Jack Lenor Larsen. In D. Guerin & S. Watson (Eds.) Interplay: Perspectives on the Design Legacy of Jack Lenor Larsen. St. Paul: Goldstein Museum of Design.
  • Watson, S., & Kucko, J. (2001). Creating sacred places: Design lessons from Fay Jones. Journal of Interior Design, 27(2), 14-25.
  • Watson, S., & Thompson, C. (2001). Learning styles of interior design students as assessed by the Gregorc style delineator. Journal of Interior Design, 27(1), 12-19.
  • Watson, S., & Munson, D. (1989). Color change in upholstery weight fabrics as affected by aftermarket flame retardant finishes. Journal of Interior Design Education and Research, 15(1), 29-34.
  • Watson, S. (2002, March). Jack Lenor Larsen and His Significance to Interior Design. Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC )International Conference. Santa Fe, NM.
  • Watson, S., Ginthner, D., & Guerin, D. (2001, March). Updating Educators on Practice: A Method and Manual. Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) International Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Watson, S., Guering D., & Ginthner, D. (in press). Educators and Practice: How to stay current. Journal of Interior Design, 29 (1).
  • Watson, S., & Warnock, M. (2003). Comparative analysis between recycled and newly manufactured carpets. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 31 (4), 425-441.
  • Watson, S. (2003, Spring). Implementing learning styles into the design classroom. Journal of Design Communication. Issue 5. 

Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service

  • Minneapolis institure of Art Textiles Curatorial Council, Secretary, 2003-present.
  • Faculty Advisor to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), 2003-present.
  • DHA Search Committee for DHA Advising Coordinator, 2002.
  • Foundation for Interior Design, Reviewer, 2002-present.
  • Textile Accession Committee,2001-2002.
  • CHE Professional Experience Grant Awards Committee, 2001-present.
  • CHE Co-advisor to Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Sciences, 2000- 2003.
  • DHA Interior Design Program Committee, 1999- present.


  • Excellence in Academic Advising Award, College of Human Ecology, 2003.
  • Regional Chair Award for Best Poster Presentation, Interior Design Education Council (IDEC), 2003.
  • Award for Service Scholarship, Journal of Interior Design, 2003.
  • Nominated Excellence in Academic Advising Award, College of Human Ecology, 2002.
  • Exemplary Grant-in-Aid Proposal, The University of Minnesota Office of the Vice President & Dean of the Graduate School, 2000.


Associate Professor

Interior Design Program

Buckman Professor of Design Education

Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel

485 McNeal Hall

1985 Buford Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55108-6136


(612) 624-3205

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