Jean Freeman

Jean Freeman (no photo)

Professor Emerita

Academic Credentials

B.S., M.S., Florida State University


Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Interior Design studios
  • Modern Architecture and Design
  • Business Procedures
  • Textiles and Finish Materials
  • Sustainable Design

Research Interests

  • Sustainable design
  • Practice of Interior Design

Jean Freeman has been a practicing professional interior designer and educator for more than 20 years. During that time, she has been made a Fellow of IDEC, Interior Design Educators Council, an organization where she served on the Board of Directors for seven years and is a past president. Freeman has served on the team of visitors for CIDA, Council for Interior Design Accreditation, for six years and was also chair of several teams. Serving on the Board of Directors for NCIDQ, National Council for Interior Design Qualification, she served as secretary and wrote their Code of Ethics. She is a member of ASID, American Society of Interior Designs, and was on the Task Force that wrote the first Residential Contracts to be used by membership. She served on the Licensing Board of Directors for Interior Designers in Washington, DC, and was the liaison to the NLCID, National Legislative Coalition for Interior Designers.

Her professional works have won awards at IDEC and have been published most recently in the Washington Post and Élan. She has given presentations in Germany, Korea, and throughout the United States on sustainability and design, and on the topic of “Theory of Chaos: Modern Architecture and Design.” Active in the design community, she has designed a sustainable home for a Virginia residence.