2020 Award Winners

Service Awards

Community Service Award

Travis Hicks, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Center for Community-Engaged Design

Presidential Service Award

Ann Ragan, Lecturer – North Dakota State University

Ellen Fisher, New York School of Interior Design – IDEC President-Elect

Rene King, Columbia College – IDEC Secretary/Treasurer

Joan Dickinson, Radford University – IDEC Director (Scholarship)

Stephanie Sickler, Florida State University – IDEC Director (Service)

Marsha Cuddeback, Louisiana State University – IDEC Director (Teaching)

Sally Ann Swearingen, Stephen F. Austin University – IDEC Director (Regions)

Kirsten Lew IDEC Associate Account Executive

Partners in Education Award

Autodesk Technology Centers

Education Awards

Arnold P. Friedmann Educator of Distinction Award

Marjorie Kriebel, FIDEC, FIIDA, Professor Emerita, College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University

Teaching excellence award

Lindsey Ellsworth-Bahe, University of Nebraska – ‎Lincoln

Scholarship Awards

Scholarship Excellence award

Michelle Pearson, Texas Tech University
For her work on behalf of The Early Childhood Development Center in Malawi.

Book Award

Tamie Glass,
Prompt: Socially Engaging Objects and Environments

Media Award

Kristi Gaines, Charles Klein, Lori Guerrero, Sahand Abbasi,
OLE! Inspector Guide

Annual Conference Awards

Scholastic Awards

Best Presentation: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Tina Patel and Bridget Tipton, Kent State University
Empathetic Design Studio: Projects + Strategies + Reflection

Best Presentation: Scholarship of Design and Research

Amanda Gale & Anna Marshall-Baker
Multidisciplinary Views Regarding Interior Design Features that Promote Student Wellbeing,

Best Poster

Miyoung Hong, Ashlynn Engelhard, and Annie Mimick
New Evidence Educates Future Informal Learning Environments

Creative Scholarship Awards

Best CS: Design as Art

Cory Olsen, University of Oregon & Linda Zimmer, University of Oregon
Mass Timber, Small Format. Squall Stool Prototype


Every year, IDEC recognizes exceptional contributions to interior design education with awards like the Arnold Friedmann Distinguished Educator Award, Teaching Excellence Award, Community Service Award, Book and Media Award, and Partner in Education Award, alongside other Annual Awards.

Thank you to IDEC Sponsors and Partners