Main Content

Interior Design Faculty

Our faculty are a unique blend of researchers, educators and professionals who are proven experts in their fields.

Craig Anz, PhD, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Architecture & Interior Design

In addition to his extensive research and courses taught, Dr. Anz provides guidance for thesis students. He is also active in the community, volunteering with local non-profit organizations such as Carbondale Main Street for spatial projects.

View Full Bio
Craig Anz

Phone: 618-453-1131
Office: Quigley Hall 416

Michael Brazley, PhD, Associate Professor

Architecture & Interior Design

A licensed architect in four states, Dr. Brazley earned his Ph.D. in Urban and Public Affairs and pursues ongoing research in cyber-learning and minimizing the gender gap in STEM fields, among other interests.

View Full Bio
Michael Brazley

Phone: 618-453-1120
Office: Quigley Hall 417

Jon Daniel Davey, PhD, Professor

Architecture & Interior Design

Professor Jon Daniel Davey Ph.D., A.I.A., Distinguished Faculty in the School of Architecture is an Architect, Registered Interior Designer, Founder and Director of Kid Architecture/Architecture Camps, Le Petit Grand Tour d’Architecture Programs, and President of the RBF Dome NFP (preservation of the R. Buckminster Fuller Dome Home). Professor Davey has been awarded numerous teaching and service awards including; School of Architecture Teacher of the Year (five times), College Teacher of the Year (twice), College Core Curriculum Teacher of the Year, and E. J. and Mary C. Simon Distinguished Faculty Award, School of Architecture Scholar of the year and College Scholar of the year, Lindell W. Sturgis Award, and Southern Illinois Leaders Among Us Class of 2017.

View Full Bio
Jon Davey

Phone: 618-453-1108
Office: Quigley Hall 404

Rolando Gonzalez-Torres, PhD, Interim Director, Associate Professor

Architecture & Interior Design

Architect and educator with more than 25 years of experience of teaching on higher education centers in Mexico, Spain and the USA. He received a PhD in architecture from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona Tech); a Master of Arts in Education from Western Kentucky University; a Master of Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University; and a Bachelor of Architecture from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, México.

View Full Bio
Rolando Gonzalez Torres

Phone: 618-453-1982
Office: Quigley Hall 406

Jennifer Z. Matthews, Instructor

Interior Design

A proud alumna of SIU Carbondale's interior design program, Jennifer's professional portfolio includes commercial projects for education, professional offices, healthcare, financial, and judicial interiors.

View Full Bio
Jennifer Z. Matthews Faculty Photo

Phone: 618-453-1288
Office: Quigley Hall 131D

Laura Morthland, Program Director, Associate Professor

Interior Design

A member of SIU faculty since 2006, Laura Morthland currently serves as Director of the Interior Design program. Professor Morthland instructs students in a variety of foundational and advanced coursework related to design concepts, history, and interior finishing materials.

View Full Bio
Laura Morthland Phone: 618-453-3717
Office: Quigley Hall 131E

Peter Smith, Associate Professor

Architecture & Interior Design

Peter Smith's dynamic freshman design projects have garnered students much praise and media attention for their innovation and style. Focusing on three-dimensional perception and shared cultural experiences, Professor Smith's design communication courses have been featured in multiple news outlets, and continue to guide new students to their own creative voices each year.

View Full Bio
Peter Smith

Phone: 618-453-1109
Office: Quigley Hall 131C

Steven Turnipseed, Senior Lecturer

Architecture & Interior Design

Steve taught Architecture and Urban Design at Ball State University, The University of Texas at Arlington, and Texas A and M University for 11 years before joining the Grand Rapids, Michigan, office of URS Corporation for 22 years. As a Senior Design Architect at URS, his facility designs included award winning schools, medical facilities and other commercial and institutional projects. Steve has been an Instructor at Southern Illinois University since 2010, where he has taught architectural design at all levels.

View Full Bio
Steven Turnipseed

Phone: 618-453-1710
Office: Quigley Hall 401