Stephanie Clemons

College of Health and Human Sciences
Department of Design and Merchandising
Appointed: 2014-2021
Email: [email protected]
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  • B.A., Michigan State University
    Human Environment and Design, Interior Design, 1979
  • M.S., Utah State University
    Housing and Interiors, 1987
  • Ph.D., Colorado State University
    School of Education, Technology of Industry, 1998

Stephanie Clemons, Ph.D., FIDEC, FASID is a full professor of Interior Design in the Department of Design and Merchandising. Dr. Clemons is considered to be an excellent teaching scholar at the department, university, and professional levels. Improving teaching and her students’ learning has been a key focus of Dr. Clemons.

Dr. Clemons is a versatile educator, teaching freshmen to graduate students in an effective manner using a variety of course formats including labs, studios, lectures, and seminars. She enjoys exploring innovative teaching pedagogies. Most recently, she has experimented with the use of game-based learning and the success of flipped classrooms.

Dr. Clemons is also interested in teaching-related activities at the professional and K-12 levels. Dr. Clemons has been successful in connecting collegiate interior design education with K-12 to recruit and retain students.

She has published articles, received grants, led workshops for students/teachers, served as an invited keynote speaker, and developed curriculum and a national interior design examination for high school interior design students. Dr. Clemons has a textbook in press on interior design focused at the high school level. She is considered a K-12 expert by the Interior Design Educators Council and the American Society of Interior Designers.

Current Teaching-Related Interests

Dr. Clemons is particularly passionate with the current work she is doing at Colorado State University. These activities include flipped classrooms, student retention (Provost Ad Hoc Committee on Student Success), design of better general classrooms to enhance learning (Classroom Review Board), HERS Institute project (working with Student Affairs) to study the status of the Academic Support Coordinator system, and CoTL work related to preparation of graduate students for teaching, online proctoring of exams, and teaching effectiveness policies.

Selected Teaching Awards and Recognitions

  • Colorado State University Board of Governors Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2015
  • University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, 2014
  • TILT Fellow, The Institute for Learning and Teaching, 2012-14
  • Superior Faculty Service Award, College of Health and Human Sciences, 2013
  • Service-Learning Scholar, Service Integration Project, 2003
  • Teaching Award, College of Applied Human Sciences, 2000
  • Colorado State University Alumni Association Best Teacher Award, 2001
  • College of Applied Human Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award, 1999
  • Jack E. Cermak Outstanding Advisor Award, 1995
  • Outstanding Adviser Award, College of Applied Human Sciences, 1994