Julie Peterson

Julie Peterson

PhD, WRID, NCIDQ, IDEC, IES, and MFA in Design Program Director
School of Art and Design

Office: 225B Applied Arts
Phone: 715/232-3490
Email: petersonj@uwstout.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Interior Design
    • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    • 2009
    • Dissertation- "The net-generation interior design student: An exploratory study assessing learning and engagement within a computer simulation environment"
  • M.S. Interior Design
    • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    • 2006
    • Thesis-"Gregorc learning style preferences of selected Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN interior design practitioners"
  • B.S. Interior Design
    • University of Minnesota,Twin Cities
    • 1992

Certification

  • WRID Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer
    • Department of Regulation and Licensing for Wisconsin Registered Interior Designers
    • Certification Number 130 (March 13, 1997)
>NCIDQ National Council for Interior Design Qualification
  • NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer
  • Certification Number 29555 (April 6, 2013)

Research Interests

  • Examining the learning, motivation, expectations, engagement and critical thinking of design students by developing innovative teaching methods
  • Developing engaging teaching strategies for professional ethics
  • Investigating cognitive learning styles within the context of the interior design profession, including the interior design practitioner and the interior design student
  • Exploring lighting design pedagogy in polytechnic universities

Courses Taught

  • DES-200 Design, Concepts and Problems (formerly Design, Theory, and Methods)
  • DES-214 Interior Design Practice, Materials, and Finishes
  • DES-308 Lighting Design in the Built Environment
  • DES-314 Interior Design Contracts and Codes (formerly Interior Specifications I)
  • DES-416 Interior Design Senior Studio
  • DES-700 Design Seminar I
  • DES-710 Ethics in Design
  • DES-800 Design Seminar II

Grants and Fellowships

Funded

Submitted but not Funded 

 

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor
    • Fall 2012-Present
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • School of Art and Design-Department of Design-Interior Design Major- MFA in Design
    • Graduate Faculty Member
  • Program Director-MFA in Design
    • July 2011-Present
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • School of Art and Design-College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Assistant Professor
    • Fall 2008-Spring 2012
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • School of Art and Design-Interior Design Concentration
  • Adjunct Faculty
    • Fall 2006-Spring 2008
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • School of Art and Design-Interior Design Concentration
  • Graduate Instructor
    • Fall 2004-Spring 2008
    • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    • Design Housing and Apparel-Interior Design Program
  • Adjunct Faculty
    • Fall 2001-Spring 2003
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • School of Art and Design-Interior Design Concentration

 Consulting Positions

  • Freelance Interior Design Consultant
    • Menomonie, WI, 1993-present
    • Interior design consultation for various residential & commercial clientele.  Services include space planning, lighting design, construction document production, material & finish specification, project management
  • Cedar Corporation
    • Menomonie, WI, 1994-2003 full time (part time 2004 - 2012)
    • Interior designer and project manager for corporate, institutional, educational, hospitality/tourism, municipal library, liturgical and health care clients
      Areas of Expertise:
      Proposal Development
      Programming and Schematic Exploration
      Renderings and Graphic Exploration
      Feasibility Studies and Code Study Analysis
      Interior and Exterior Material and Finish Selection and Specification
      FF&E Selection and Specification
      School District Pre-Referendum Passage
      Construction Documentation
      Project Manual Development
      Pre-Construction Conferences
      Field/Site Visits
      Punch Lists
      Shop Drawing Review
      Relocation Planning
      Marketing Efforts
      Maintaining Internal Resource Libraries

Exhibitions 

  • DES-308 Lighting Design Students (2009-2012). Custom Luminaries. Student entries to "Illuminate" exhibition at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, Menomonie, WI.
  • DES-200 Design, Theory and Methods Students (April 2011). Custom Musical Instruments. Student exhibition at UW-Stout Spring Band Concert "A Musical Journey" at Menomonie High School, Menomonie, WI.
  • Peterson, J., (2010). Solitude-Digital Print on Canvas. Entry to the University of Wisconsin-Stout art and design annual faculty show, Menomonie, WI.
  • Peterson, J., (2009). Elevation SLR Prints (3). Entry to the University of Wisconsin-Stout art and design annual faculty show, Menomonie, WI.
  • Peterson, J., (2007). Recycled Trivet. Entry to the University of Wisconsin-Stout Recycled Art Annual Competition, Menomonie, WI