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Interior Design Faculty

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

Craig Anz, PhD, Interim Director and Professor

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.



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Craig Anz

Phone: 618-453-1131
Email: canz@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 416
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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.



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Michael Brazley

Phone: 618-453-1120
Email: mdbraz7@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 417

Jon Daniel Davey, PhD, Professor

Architecture & Interior Design

In addition to teaching, for the last 25 years, Professor Davey has served as program director of Kid Architecture, a workshop series for young people ages 9-18. The workshops deal with the design of the built environment with special interest in architecture and interior design. To date, there have been 150 workshops nationwide. As Travel/Study program director, he has developed and conducted 65 travel/study programs to Europe, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, India and Cuba.



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Jon Davey

Phone: 618-453-1108
Email: jdavey@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 404

Rolando Gonzalez-Torres, PhD, Director of Graduate Studies and 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.



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Rolando Gonzalez Torres

Phone: 618-453-1982
Email: rgonzalez@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 406
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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.



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Jennifer Z. Matthews Faculty Photo

Phone: 618-453-1288
Email: jennifer.matthews@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 131D

Shannon McDonald, Associate Professor

Architecture & Interior Design

Professor McDonald has taught at many Universities around the country exploring these issues, writing extensively on this topic and has written a book: The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form. An exhibit based on the book was on display at the National Building Museum. She has also practiced architecture with a focus on public buildings. She is licensed in four states, LEED and NCARB certified.



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Shannon McDonald

Phone: 618-453-1126
Email: smcdonald@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 137
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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.

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Laura Morthland Phone: 618-453-3717
Email: laurab@siu.edu
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.



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Peter Smith

Phone: 618-453-1109
Email: smithpbs@siu.edu
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.



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Steven Turnipseed

Phone: 618-453-1710
Email: steve.turnipseed@siu.edu
Office: Quigley Hall 401