Adjunct Faculty, Graphic & Media Design School of Design and Art […]
Department: School of Design and Art
School of Design, Arts & Humanities DEPT
Adjunct Faculty, Graphic & Media Design School of Design and Art […]
NCIDQ, ASID, MCR, CKD, GCP
Cindy brings 30+ years of practice experience to the classroom. She has multiple design awards to her name, has been published and featured in a variety of media outlets, and remains active within the industry, speaking at conferences and serving on multiple association boards
In-Person vs. Online Teaching of Interior Design
MA Interior Design
Adjunct Faculty, Fashion Design College of Business, Innovation, Leadership and Technology, Fashion Design and Merchandising, School of Design and Art […]
Program Assistant School of Design and Art […]
Dr. Robert Meden
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.
- Building Technology
- Historic Preservation
- Intro to ID
- various studios
Lighting and Historic Preservation
(co-author, chapter) with Josette Rabun, ” Historic Preservation/Rehabilitation”, ASID Professional Practice Manual, Whitney Library of Design” […]
Received a Masters degree in Interior Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design.
Jessica Bonness, ASID, IIDA, is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Marymount University. She is NCIDQ-certified as well as LEED GA, and has over ten years of experience as a design educator and practitioner. Shortly after receiving her Masters’s degree, she started her own firm in 2010, where she has completed a diverse array of residential projects in the Washington D.C. metro area and along the east coast.
Jessica has taught Interior Design for several universities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her teaching focuses on foundational skills, professional practice, and practice-based skills, and she frequently integrates her robust design industry connections and experiences as a practice owner into the classroom.
Her research focuses on studying Human Behavior and using Human-Centered Design processes to refine problem-solving and improve outcomes in a variety of design applications, and she is interested in innovative classroom approaches that allow students to test their skills in active design projects.
B.A. Science Psychology- Mount Saint Mary’s University, Emmitsburg Maryland
M.A. Interior Design, Marymount University
Other study/credentials – ASID, LEED AP
Moira Gannon Denson, ASID, IDEC, LEED AP is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Marymount University and an NCIDQ- certified Interior Designer. She has 10 years of professional experience in project delivery and interdisciplinary coordination of healthcare, workplace, hospitality, and residential building types at firms such as Gordon and Greenberg Architects, Design Collective Inc., and most recently Perkins + Will. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students in design methods, healthcare, and retail studios, and sketching and rendering for ideation. Her research interests target improving the design process and exploring the impacts of design on overall health and well-being.
- 2014-2015 Washington Metro Chapter of ASID, Wm. L. Wilkoff, FASID Design for Humanity Award recipient
- CIDA Award for Excellence, 2016 Merit Award
- Foundational Studios
- Healthcare Design
- Sketching and Rendering for Ideation
- Impact of Design on Health and Well-being
- Design Process
- Universal Design
ASID + IIDA + LEED AP + IDEC
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.
Foundation Studio, Senior Capstone, Lighting, Building Technology, Computer Drafting, AutoCAD, Revit, and Construction Documents.
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 […]