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Jennifer Z. Matthews

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.

With over two decades of industry experience, she joined the faculty in 2019.


As a licensed Interior Designer for over 22 years, her design focus includes Commercial, Healthcare, Higher Education, Schools, Government, as well as Residential Design Projects.

Recent Special Projects

2020 Collaboration Project with FDM Students, Associate Professor Siwon Cho, Associate Professor Laura Kidd, and Lecturer Yuli Liang

Jennifer Z. Matthews Faculty Photo

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

Courses Taught

  • ID 341: Interior Textiles & Finish Materials
  • ID 351: Furniture Design
  • ID 361: Design Programming I
  • ID 391: Design III: Context
  • ID 374: Materials & Specifications
  • ID 392: Design IV: Complexity
  • ID 432: Interior Design Seminar

Licenses & Certification

  • Licensed Interior Designer, State of Illinois
  • NCIDQ license since 2003
  • Member of IIDA, Gateway Chapter


  • Bachelor of Science Interior Design, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 1996

Teaching Interests and Specialties

Collaboration Projects and Professional engagement, Networking students with Professionals in Interior Design and Architecture, as well as related fields, Coordinating Guest Speakers for SIU Interior Design Students, along with Collaborative Projects.