Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York City, Master of Arts, 2003

Smith College, Northampton, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude 1990; Art History, Cum Laude with High Departmental Honors


Professional Experience



Part Time Instructor, Parsons the New School of Design, School of Constructed Environments                Fall 2006 - present

Courses taught: Graduate thesis seminar and thesis studio (MFA Lighting Design and MFA Interior Design), Critical Studies in Design (BFA Interior Design), Modern Materials 

Visiting Associate Professor, Pratt InstituteSpring 2005 - 2008

Courses taught: History of Interior Design (graduate and undergraduate levels); Concepts of Design: History and theory of design 1780 – present


Fellowships and Honors

Fellow, CuratorLab, Konstfack University College of Art & Design, Stockholm, 2009/10

Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Craft Research Grant, 2006

Graham Foundation for Advanced Study in the Fine Arts, Publication Grant, 2005

New York State Council for the Arts, Independent Project Grant, 2005

Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Publication Grant, 2005

Society for Preservation of American Modernists, 2004

Bard Graduate Center Fellowship for Excellence in the Decorative Arts 1998-99       




Alexa Winton and Deborah Schneiderman, eds., Textile Technology and Design: From Interior Space to Outer Space.  London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2016.

Chapters in Books:

Keeble, Trevor, Brenda Martin and Penny Sparke, eds., The Modern Period Room1870-1959:  The Construction of the Exhibited Interior.  Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2006.

Lois Weinthal and Graeme Brooker, eds., The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2013.


"A Striking Juxtaposition: Handwoven Textiles in the United Nations Conference Building Interiors." Journal of Modern Craft, 8:2.

"We are non of us sentimental about the hand: Dorothy Liebes, Handweaving and Design for Industry." Journal of Modern Craft , 4:3.

“Color and Personality: Dorothy Liebes and Midcentury American Design,” Archives of American Art Journal, 44:5.

“Archive:  Paul Rudolph’s Walker Guest House, Sanibel Island,”  Dwell Magazine, March/April 2004.

“City Report: Minneapolis/St. Paul,” Modernism, March 2004.

“Architecture and Design 1925 – 1950,” Metropolitan Museum of Art’s online resource, Timeline of Art History.

“Modern Notions:  Walker Art Center’s Idea House Project,” Modernism, December 2004.

“Pulling the Wool,” ID, January 2005.

“Weft and Warmth:  The textiles of Dorothy Liebes,” Modernism, September 2004.


Golden, Thelma.  Black Male:  Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, 1995: Conducted research for catalogue essay by curator Thelma Golden.

Books in Progress:

Design/Color/Texture: Dorothy Liebes and the Textiles of American Modernism.

Symposia and Conferences

Making: Materiality and Knowledge Conference, Telemark University, Norway, 2012. "A Series of Relationships: Materials, Making and Mass Production in Mid-Century America"

 College Art Association, 93rd Annual Conference, 2009, “From California Look to Liebes Look: Dorothy Liebes and the Emergence of California Design”

Textile Society of America, Tenth Biennial Symposium, “Textile Narratives and       Conversations,” Toronto, Ontario, 2006: “Dorothy Liebes and the Textiles of American Modernism”

Design History Society Annual Conference, “Design & Evolution,” Delft, Netherlands, 2006: “Knife/Spoon/Fork:  A modern flatware design for a modern world”

Dorwich House Conference 5:  The Modern Period Room:  The Construction of the Exhibited Interior 1870 - 1950, Kingston University, Kingston-Upon-Thames, 2003; 

“The Walker Art Center’s Idea House Project, 1941-1946”

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Symposium on the Decorative Arts,  2002

“Jean-François de Bastide’s La Petite Maison: A Style Manual for the Ancien Régime

Society for Architectural Historians Graduate Student Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge MA:  Only undergraduate invited to read a paper for the Society for Architectural Historians, New England Chapter, Spring 1990

“Le Corbusier’s Citrohan House: A House for Cultivated Men of Today”

Design History Consulting

Interviewee, “Domesticity” episode of Art Through Time: A Global View, produced by WNET.

Professional Associations and other interests

Society for the Preservation of American Modernists, Board of Directors, 2005 – 2008