Becky Lake

Adjunct Faculty, Graphic Design College of Business, Innovation, Leadership and Technology, Graphic and Media Design, School of Design and Visual Art […]

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Amy Puglisi

Adjunct Faculty, Graphic Design College of Business, Innovation, Leadership and Technology, Graphic and Media Design, School of Design and Visual Art […]

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Dr. Robert Meden

Academic Credentials

B.Arch., M.Arch., Kent State University
D.Arch., The Catholic University of America
NCIDQ certified; NCARB certified; AIA, IDEC


A Marymount faculty member since 1985, Dr. Robert Meden has returned to full-time teaching after serving as the Associate Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences/School of Design, Arts, and Humanities for five and a half years and two stints (sixteen years) as chair of the Department of Interior Design.

He has received national recognition for work done with students, including an ASID Scalamandre Historic Preservation Award, two ASID Dora Brahms Awards, along with two Charles E. Peterson Prize selections. He has also had the opportunity to make presentations and run workshops at several ASID National Conferences, Illuminating Engineering Society Annual Conventions and IDEC Annual Conferences. Dr. Meden has also received funding from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Cleveland Foundation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation for various preservation projects.

Dr. Meden as co-authored a chapter on preservation in the ASID Professional Practice Manual, served as editor and illustrator for a National Park Service publication, Access to Historic Buildings for the Disabled, and provided an editorial for Designers West. He has also submitted over 110 book reviews for Choice Magazine.

Dr. Meden was chair of ASID’s national Historic Preservation Committee. He served two terms as the national Treasurer for IDEC and IDEC’s Foundation. And after spending 10 years on accreditation visits for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER), was elevated to their Board of Trustees.

He has worked for the State Historic Preservation Office in Albany, NY; the National Park Service’s Historic American Engineering Record, in Morgantown, WV, and Tarrytown, NY; and their Technical Preservation Services, in Washington, DC. While in Indiana, he worked on the Hoosier Dome, and the transformation of the Union Station in Indianapolis. Here in the nation’s capital, he has done lighting design and interior design work for the National Security Agency in the White House, the Old Executive Office Building, and the Treasury Building. He currently is serving as a member on the Arlington County Historic Architectural Landmarks Review Board.

Also while at Marymount, Dr. Meden has received the Robert A. Draghi Award in 2008, honoring outstanding teaching and aadhering to the school motto, “”Students First””. He also was the coach of the Women’s Varsity Soccer team for eleven years, leading them to a national ranking (19th) in 1988, with one All-American, and a NCAA record, which led to the whole-team’s induction to the MU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018. He also received Coach of the Year in 2000.

Teaching Areas

  • Building Technology
  • Lighting
  • Historic Preservation
  • Intro to ID
  • various studios

Research Interests

Lighting and Historic Preservation


(co-author, chapter) with Josette Rabun, ” Historic Preservation/Rehabilitation”, ASID Professional Practice Manual, Whitney Library of Design” […]

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Douglas Seidler

Academic Credentials



Douglas Seidler is the Director of Marymount’s School of Design and Art and Professor of Interior Design. He has over 17 years of teaching experience, including teaching interior design at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University and at the Boston Architectural College. While pursuing his graduate degree in architecture, he taught architecture at the University of Florida and the Preservation Institute: Nantucket.

Seidler teaches an expansive curriculum of graduate and undergraduate design courses including Foundation Studio, Senior Capstone, Lighting, Building Technology, Computer Drafting, AutoCAD, Revit, and Construction Documents.

Seidler’s academic research focuses on the application of pedagogical research in design education. He writes about complex software like Revit and AutoCAD by limiting instruction to the most relevant topics. This instruction creates strong connections to prior knowledge, architectural graphic standards, the design studio, and the design profession. He has published three textbooks with Fairchild Books and presented at national conferences on design education.

Seidler is an NCIDQ Certificate holder, a LEED Accredited Professional for New Construction and Existing Buildings, and a professional member of ASID and IIDA.

Teaching Areas

Foundation Studio, Senior Capstone, Lighting, Building Technology, Computer Drafting, AutoCAD, Revit, and Construction Documents.

Research Interests

Seider writes about complex software like Revit and AutoCAD


Three books: Revit Architecture for Designs — Digital Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide to AutoCAD — Hand Drawing for Designers […]

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Barry Erdeljon

Academic Credentials

B.S., University of Maryland
M.F.A., The George Washington University


Barry C. Erdeljon joined the faculty at Marymount in 1992. He has been the creative director, designer, producer and provided technology consultation for award-winning museum interactive displays, video productions, and websites. Grant-funded projects include Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Calvert Marine Science Museum, and Freedom House Museum. Mr. Erdeljon has made presentations at museum design and technology conferences.

Mr. Erdeljon makes a difference by contributing his design and technology skills to a wide range of causes and nonprofits. He also provides technology assistance to the video studio and Apple computer labs at Marymount.

Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Digital Photography
  • Video Production
  • Web Design & Social Media Design
  • Performance Media Lab
  • Senior Media/Graphic Design Portfolio

Research Interests

  • Museum exhibits and interactive display designs and technology
  • Promotional mini-documentaries
  • Web & Social Media design and technology
  • Digital photography video production techniques


Museum Exhibit Design

Captain John Smith Nanticoke River Discover Center, Vienna Maryland
Sully Planation, historic site, Fairfax Virginia
National Urban League, centennial traveling exhibit
Freedom House Museum, Alexandria Virginia
Interactive Display Design

Sully Planation, historic site, in Fairfax Virginia
   “Alone in Dixie” — exploration of Sully Farm’s role during the Civil War.
   “Slave Quarters” — video exploration of enslaved life at Sully Farm.

Calvert Marine Science Museum, Solomons Maryland
    Paleontology photo and video gallery touch screen with geological time spiral   
    interface and an educational children’s game

Freedom House, domestic slave museum, Alexandria Virginia
    “Sold South” — exploration of the economics of domestic slave trading
   “Torn Apart” — first person testimonials of former slaves’ experiences
   “Cotton Is King” – educational game for elementary school students

Video Productions

“I am empowered” video wall documentary about one hundred years of National Urban League programs and initiatives.

“Moochula – Giving hawksbills hope” documentary about Gales Point villagers and Marymount University’s Dr. Rimkus hawksbill sea turtle preservation efforts.

“National Mall Monuments and Memorials” AIM Higher, Foster Care to Success video series for the National Park Service centennial.

“Slave testimonials” for Freedom House Museum, Alexandria Virginia

“Founding Our Foundation” documentary about Elk Run Anglican Church Site Archeology Preservation Project, Fauquier County, Virginia,

Web Design

Alexandria African American Hall of Fame, website and accompanying diorama displays at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, Alexandria, Virginia.

Howard Zinn Education Project, teachers’ resource website supporting the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country

OceanSpeak interactive literacy games for, author, creative director, producer and programmer of four online interactive literacy games and accompanying “” website design.

Educational resource Website design strategy for U.S. Department of Education with the Copernicus Group consultancy.

Arlington Black Heritage Museum, Arlington, Virginia, virtual web museum, oral histories, and documentary video

Media and Graphic Design

Sr. Magella, History of Marymount University book, Xerox, digital products informational materials, Smithsonian’s Leonard Bernstein Children’s Concert Video collection promotion, Amtrak Capitol and Cardinal trains branding, Realty World, national real estate franchise branding, broker training kits and sales agents tools, and marketing campaigns for Bell Atlantic, Federal Computer Conference, Monumental General Insurance Company, American Society of Association Executives, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and more.

Awards & Recognitions

Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards, Display Design Award of Excellence,
The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) for Sully Historic Site Exhibit

University & College Designers Association Gold Award for “Sold South”, slave narratives video for the Northern Virginia Urban League’s Freedom House Museum

University & College Designers Association Silver Award for “The Slave Pen” diorama and video display, for Northern Virginia Urban League’s Freedom House Museum

“Moochula – Giving hawksbills hope” documentary screenings at the Belize Inferential Film Festival and the International Sea Turtle Society Symposium

Northern Virginia Urban League Outstanding Achievement Award, for service to the community

Other recognitions include: Advertising Club Addy Awards, Washington Metropolitan Art Director Awards, Direct Marketing Association of Washington Awards, National Direct Marketing Association ECHO Awards, and Insurance Industry Creative Marketing PMA Awards […]

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