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CURRICULUM VITAE D. S. NICHOLAS, NCIDQ, AIA, LEED GA, EDRA Drexel University; URBN Center Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism 3501 Market Street: Room 410b; Philadelphia, PA 19104 office 215.571.4432; cell 267.738.3096; email DSN35@drexel.edu

https://www.integralhealthyliving.com/ http://www.drexel.edu/westphal/contact/directory/NicholasDiana/ ORCHID ID http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9194-0556

EDUCATION

1994 Bachelor of Architecture with Design Honors Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA 2000 Master of Fine Arts: Studio Arts Program University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA 2016 Health and Design Certificate Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: 2017 Current PhD Student: Projected Completion 2021 Antioch University: School of Leadership and Change Topic: Design Leadership and Socially Responsive Design

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS Current Positions Drexel:

2015-Present Drexel University

2016-Present 2016-Present 2012-Present 2013-Present

Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism Assistant Professor, Tenure track Director, Master of Science Design Research Founding Director Integral Living Research Group Coordinator, Sustainability in the Built Environment (SBE) Minor Founding Director, URBN STEAMlab/Garden Fresh Home Patent Pending with Dr. Shivanthi Anandan

Past Positions Drexel:

2010-2015 Drexel University: Assistant Teaching Professor: Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism 2014-2016 Associate Director, Master of Science Interior Architecture & Design


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2012-2014 Director, Interdisciplinary Smart Initiatives (INSI) Minor 2015-2017 Founder, Studio for Immersive Design and Engagement (SIDE) with Debra Ruben

Past Positions Other Institutions

Temple University Tyler School of Art: Architecture Department 2003-2007 Dean’s Appointment; Assistant Professor: Full-time Non Tenure track taught and developed foundations curriculum in the Architecture Department 2000-2003 Philadelphia University: Architecture and Interior Design Adjunct instructor Taught and developed curriculum in both the Architecture and Interior Design Departments 1999-2002 Drexel University: Adjunct instructor Taught and developed curriculum in both the Architecture and Interior Design Departments

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Awarded 2019 $100,000* Drexel Ventures Fund; Garden Fresh Home: CO-PI with Shivanthi Anandan Venture Funding for Market Development Garden Fresh Home In home Hydroponic Unit $ 499,000** National Science Foundation; “Creative Interdisciplinary Research in Graduate Education” PI- Fraser Fleming; Department Head Chemistry; Co-pi Diana Nicholas AIA; Co-pi Paul Gondek PhD; Co-PI Jen Katz-Buonincontro, PhD; Co-PI Dan King, PhD, Chemistry $4,473.00 Drexel Faculty Creativity Award; Garden Fresh Homes Biosubstrates funding award for Exhibit Installation Awarded 2018 $225,000** CNCS Corporation for National and Community Service; FY 2018 Community Conversations Research Community Conversations Grant: Project advisor with Co-pi’s: Diana Nicholas, Ayana Hand Allen; Education, Rachel Wenrick; College of Arts and Sciences; this community-led participatory research study brings together an intergenerational and interdisciplinary research team to gather information on affordable housing in the Promise Zone: what options are available, how well those options are understood by


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residents in need, and whether the intersecting communities of West Philadelphia are interested alternative options, specifically in universitycommunity cooperative living. Funding has a 3 year term Awarded 2017 Current Third Year of Funding Cycle: 2017-2020 $106,000.00* Scattergood Foundation; Co-Principal Investigator with Yvonne Michael- Co-Principal Investigator; Health and Design Research for Innovation Grantor: Scattergood Foundation. Course development grant for Design and Health Cross listed Design Challenge Class; To Develop with Yvonne Michael Dornsife School of Public Health Professor.

Selected Completed Funding:

2018 $5,000 ExCITe Seed Funding

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$1,000 Lindy Center Seed Funding Project: Map the Gap Reducing the Burden of Local Housing Insecurity via Evidence-Informed Digital Design: Map the Gap is a digital tool that connects tenants, landlords, community-based organizations, government agencies, and other resources in Philadelphia. D.S. Nicholas, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design; Design Research; Yvonne Michael, Dornsife School of Public Health; Epidemiology; Samantha Stein, University of Pennsylvania; College of Arts and Sciences; Thanh My Nguyen, Alumna Westphal College of Media Arts and Design; Design Research Awarded Spring 2018: $1,000.00** Heath in Buildings Roundtable (HIBR) Scholar Funding; Funds awarded to travel to the NIH for symposium event and presentation of research awarded summer 2017 $4,000* Scattergood Foundation; Supplemental Funding Co-Principal Investigator with Yvonne Michael; Health and Design Research for Innovation Grantor: Scattergood Foundation. $7,500* Scattergood Foundation; Initial Funding Co-Principal Investigator; Health and Design Research for Innovation Grantor: Scattergood Foundation. Course development grant for Design and Health Cross-listed Design Challenge Class; To Develop with Yvonne Michael Dornsife School of Public Health Professor. $1,000.00 Undergraduate Outstanding Mentor Research Grant; For the mentorship and support of undergraduate research $5,000.00 ExCITe Center Learning Innovations Committee Stipend; In support of research activities related to Learning Innovation $4,742.87 ExCITE Seed Fund; Co-Principal Investigator; Biophilic Interior Living: Prototypes for Production; Grantor: ExCITE Center Seed Fund Grant. With Dr. Shivanthi Anandan; Graduate Student MSIAD Rita Truoncgao; Undergraduate Engineering Student Will Char


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2015 $7,000* LISC; Project Advisor; Creative Place making ”Place as Oracle” 2013

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Grantor: LISC 34th and Brandywine Project with Rebecca Rose, Dr. Eugenia Ellis and Mantua community members. $1,200 Westphal College of Media Arts and Design Faculty Research Grant; received grant for establishment of Research studio: Studio for Immersive Design and Engagement with Debra Ruben; Umbrella for participatory urban research projects. $7,500 College of Biomedical Engineering jumpstart grant; development grant to investigate 3-D Visualization and the Indoor Ecological Micro-Biome. Dr. Uri Hershberg (PI), Dr. Gail Rosen, Dr. Theodore Muth, Diana Nicholas, Nicole Koltick $7,000 Rankin Scholars Program; received grant to bring digital fabrication experts Mode lab to campus for a series of events in October 2012 $20,000 Community Engagement Grant Drexel Office of the President; Received Grant for community design build project at the Mantua Presbyterian Apartments $16,500 Good Idea Fund Award; Received award to bring noted speaker to campus for multi day event.

*Foundation Funding **Federal Agency Funding

Selected Affiliations, Consortia + Awards:

2019 Urban Health Collaborative Faculty Affiliate 2018 NIH Health in Building Roundtable First Cohort Member: HIBR Scholars 2018 2018

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Funding Award Drexel Graduate College Research Award Winner - Most Original & Creative: Nicole Feller-Johnson MS Programs in Fashion Design & Design Research Westphal College of Media Arts and Design Thanh My Nguyen and Samantha Stein: Map the Gap: 11th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges Outstanding Presentation Award Thanh My Nguyen: Drexel Common Good Award College Finalist Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year: Research Award Member Drexel Team AIA Health and Design Research Consortium AIA PA Citation of Merit: “Shared Prosperity and Beyond”: For work done by Architecture studio taught with Professor Sally Harrison at Temple.


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Translational Research:

Intellectual Property Patent Pending: 2019 Garden Fresh Home with Professor Shivanthi Anandan; this a trans-disciplinary project exploring urban sustainability through science and informed design. Patent pending as of Summer 2019 for In home Hydroponic Unit. 2019 National Science Foundation I-CORE Local Participants: Team Project lead two-week project and translational development of Project selected based on development

Research Driven Creative Works:

2019 Design and Science, September 2019 University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA; Traveling to Esther Klein Science Center Gallery Philadelphia PA; Title: “Garden Fresh Home: Bio-Design Substrates” D.S. Nicholas, Shivanthi Anandan. This exhibition will feature projects that connect design and science through visual bio-design or biomimicry, including work that reconfigures design to include science or that transforms design in response to scientific or medical contexts. 2018 Da Vinci Arts Alliance: Rocky (RE) Runs: with Design Research student Nicholas St. Angelo: “Adrian’s Run” Technology based installation on female domestic space; Curated Exhibit including Jon Pron, Andrew Hart and others

Exhibit Catalog:

Atzmon, Leslie. Design and Science Exhibition Catalogue (2019). Eastern Michigan University Gallery. Diana Nicholas and Shivanthi Anandan Pp. 36-38; Issuu website: https://issuu.com/leslieatzmon/docs/issuu_d_and_s_catalogue_

Creative Book Project:

Nicholas, Diana; Fox, Valerie HOME 2 | A Lifelong, Dreamed of, Home. (2019). Published by Drexel Writers Room https://issuu.com/pnw27/docs/home_book_2_for_issuu Part of my work on health, home and self efficacy: HOME Book is a limitededition boxed set of the creative and critical work generated throughout Page | 5


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Writers Room's 2018-2019 HOME: Affordable Housing + Cooperative Living Symposium, a series of public talks with invited lecturers incorporating discussion, group activities, and writing workshops. The series put experts on gentrification—both scholars and local civic leaders—and its related economic and social impacts into conversations with the residents and students affected by this ongoing

Selected Chapters, Peer Reviewed Proceedings & Academic Journals: Book Chapters: 2019

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URBN STEAMlab and Biophilic Environments: Science, Art and Design. Chapter: Section III-Makers and Users in Design + Science. Diana Nicholas and Shivanthi Anandan. 2019. In Design and Science: Catalyzing Collaborations. Leslie Artzmon, University of Michigan, editor. Publisher Routledge. Invited book chapter on collaborative research practices. Submitted. The Interior Urbanism Reader; Gregory Marinic; University of Kansas; Publisher: Taylor and Francis: Chapter: Novel Territories: Gender and the Urban Residential Interior

Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

2019 Nicholas, Diana; (2018) “Material Home: Novel Interventions in the Urban 2018 2017

Abode” Adaptive Intervention| International Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design. September 2018 Michael Yvonne, Nicholas Diana; (2018) “Designing with Dignity: health and design research for underserved communities” The Plan Journal: Designing for Impact Spring 2018 Nicholas, D., Townsend, K., & Michael, Y. (2017). Designing with Dignity: Social determinants of health and design research. The Design Journal, 20(sup1), S2238–S2246. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352740

Selected Conference Proceedings:

Peer Reviewed Published Conference Papers 2019 Nicholas Diana.; Stein, Samantha; Giordano; Kristen; Nguyen, Thanh; and

Michael, Yvonne. (2019). Map the gap: iteratively bridging theory and practice to address housing insecurity in the urban environment. In

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Architecture Research Centers Consortium: Praxis 2019, Toronto (Pp. 276287) Stein, S., Nicholas, D. S., Michael, Y., Nguyen, T. M., & Giordano, K. (2019). Integrating Practical and Epistemic Actors: Co-Constructing a Knowledge Organization System to Address Housing Insecurity in West Philadelphia. Advances in Classification Research Online, 29(1), 30–34. https://doi.org/10.7152/acro.v29i1.15465 Nicholas Diana.; Stein, Samantha, & Nguyen, Thanh; and Michael, Yvonne. (2018). Health Design Research and Housing Insecurity: Design, Dignity, and Community. In EDRA 49: social equity by design. (Vol. 1, pp. 148– 150). MADISON: ENVIRONMENT DESIGN RSRCH. Retrieved from https://www.edra.org/Login.aspx Nicholas, Diana, Stein, Samantha, Nguyen, Thanh, Krespan, Elise, Tracy, Dylan, & Michael, Yvonne. (2018). Health Design Research Innovation Project. In ARCC Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1, pp. 256–264). Philadelphia: Architectural Research Centers Consortium. Retrieved from http://www.arcc-arch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018Proceedings-Volume-1_UDL-1.pdf Nicholas, Diana; Michael, Yvonne; (2018) “Health Design Research and Housing Insecurity: Design, Dignity, and Community” 2018 Environmental Design Research Association: Social Equity by Design: Designing Through Community; conference proceedings Integrated Space: The novel design research experience. Diana Nicholas and Shivanthi Anandan. Proceedings of the 13th European Architectural Envisioning conference. 6th-8th September 2017. Glasgow, Scotland Nicholas, Diana; Townsend, Kiera; Michael Yvonne. (2017) “Design research and Social determinants of Design” EAD: Rome 2017 What is Design for the Next? and what is the 'Next' focus of Design? Nicholas Diana, Anandan, Shivanthi; (2017) “The Novel Design Research Lab Experience: Teaching And Trans-Disciplinary Mentorship For 21stCentury” Science, Engineering And Design Students INTED March 2017, Valencia Spain Nicholas Diana; Anandan Shivanthi; (2017) “Reconceiving Urban Space Making with Design Research: Novel Approaches For Sustainable Urban Living”; iCORD 2017 Abstract only Nicholas Diana; McClendon, Alphonso; Martin, Kathi; Ruben, Debra; (2017) “Design Research and the Academy: Research Driven Community Facing work”; Chakrabarti, A., & Chakrabarti, D. (2017). Research into Design for Communities, Volume 2: Proceedings of ICoRD 2017. Springer. Nicholas Diana, Anandan, Shivanthi; (2016) “Reconceiving Urban Space Making Through Design Research: Novel Approaches in Urban Sustainable


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Living”; ICERI 2016: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Sevilla Spain Nicholas, Diana; Truoncgao, Rita; Char, Will; Anandan, Shivanthi; (2016) “Urban Biophilic Environments: A Novel Lexicon for Trans Disciplinary Practice” ARCC/EEAE 2016 Proceeding and citation forthcoming Nicholas, Diana; Anandan Shivanthi. (2016) Shifting Lexicons: URBN STEAMLAB and The practice of Urban Innovation; EDRA 47; Shifting Ground; Raleigh North Carolina 2016 Conference Proceedings. Knittel, Chelsea, Nicholas, Diana; Street, Reva; Schauer, Caroline Dion, Genevieve. (2015) “Self-Folding Textiles through Manipulation of Knit Stitch Architecture.” Fibers 3, no. 4 (December 15, 2015): 575–87. doi:10.3390/fib3040575. Ellis, Eugenia; Nicholas, Diana; Ruben, Debra. (2015) “Greening Mantua: Drexel University Partnerships with our Community Neighbors” 2nd International Research Workshop on the Management of Fragile Ecosystems. 2015-128/11, CIENFUEGOS, CUBA; Conference proceedings Nicholas, Diana; Connel, James Jr.; PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D; Plumb’ Jennifer, DSW/LSW; (2015) “Sensory Informed Design: human processes and emerging sensory tools” Architecture Research Center Consortium (ARCC): “Future of Architectural Research” Chicago; P. 472 Nicholas, Diana; (2012) “Emergent Practices in Flux: Design Build; Digital Fabrication and the Mutable Interior Environment"; IDEA Conference Sydney Australia article examining the place of digital fabrication in interiors. Nicholas, Diana; Guy, G. Bradley; (2011) “Material time: Temporal Processes in Materials Reuse and Design Build” Architecture Research Center Consortium (ARCC): Considering Research; Detroit P. 127. Article documenting design build/materials reuse course findings.

Other Published Selected Articles:

2016 Nicholas, Diana. (2016) “Designing for Health” The Patron Saint of Architecture. http://thepatronsaintofarchitecture.com/blog/ 2015 Koltick Nicole; Nicholas, Diana; (2016) “Conceptual Space Making at Drexel University” IDEC Exchange: Emerging Talent 2013 Nicholas, Diana; Tickell Simon; (2013) “More than just a building: The energy information evolution in design education”; Context AIA Journal 2013 Nicholas, Diana; (2013) “An Interior Affair: A State of Becoming” IDEC Exchange: Exhibit Review September 7-October 6 at Form Gallery, Perth Australia

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2019 Conference Session Presentation Diana Nicholas, Samantha Stein, Yvonne Michael, Kristin GIordano: Map the Gap: Design Research for Eviction Prevention as a part of the EDRA50 conference. This presentation will be held during the following session Place Making 13 on Saturday, May 25, 2019, 8:15 AM-9:30 AM. 2019 Conference Session Presentation: Diana Nicholas: Integral Living Research: Tools and Solutions for Sustainable and Healthy Living in Underserved Communities as a part of the Pre-Conference Intensives at the EDRA50 conference. This presentation will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. 2018 Diana Nicholas, Shivanthi Anandan, Yvonne Michael; Integral Healthy Living Poster Presentation In ARCC Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1, pp. 256–264). Philadelphia: Architectural Research Centers Consortium 2018 Diana Nicholas; Integral Healthy Living: Stress and Living; Health in Buildings Roundtable: National Institute of Health July Washington D.C. Poster Presentation: Funded HIBR Scholar 2018 Interior Design Educators Council 2018 Boston: Design Matters: Conference Presentation with Diana Nicholas and William Mangold: Graduate Interiors Community Studio Process 2018 EDRA 49: Session Presentation Social Equity by Design. Oklahoma City: Diana Nicholas, Erin Okoniewski: Design Research, Environments for Autism 2018 Stein, Samantha; Nguyen, Thanh, Nicholas, Diana, Michael, Yvonne. Map the Gap; 11th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges. Session Presentation 2018 Stein, Samantha; Nguyen, Thanh; Nicholas Diana; Michael, Yvonne. Map the Gap 2018 Stanford Research Conference; Stanford University. Poster Presentation 2018 Stein, Samantha; Nguyen, Thanh; Nicholas Diana; Michael, Yvonne. Map the Gap STGlobal 2018 Washington DC. Session Presentation 2018 ASPPH Scattergood Project; Yvonne Michael, Diana Nicholas; The 12th Inter-professional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Spring 2017 Institute, entitled Inter-professional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration, May 3-5 Washington, DC. Poster presentation 2017 Presentation and Charrette: AIA Consortium Convening: Detroit Michigan: Drexel Center for Health and the Designed Environment. Diana Nicholas, Debra Ruben, Yvonne Michael, Amy Carol Scott Page | 9


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2017 Conference Presentation: Diana Nicholas, Shivanthi Anandan, Student: Elise Krespan, “A Transdisciplinary Approach to Alleviating Urban Food Deserts" Drexel Emerging Scholars Presentation 2017 Conference Presentation: Diana Nicholas, Shivanthi Anandan, Student: Elise Krespan, Kiera Townsend: “URBN STEAMlab: Urban Biophilic Trans-disciplinary Design” Venturewell Open conference, Washington D.C. 2017 URBN STEAMlab Diana Nicholas, Shivanthi Anandan Student: Kiera Townsend; "Disintegrating Brick in West Philadelphia: Preservation & Hydroponic Food Growth," was selected for presentation at NCUR 31 at the University of Memphis. Poster presentation 2017 URBN STEAMlab Diana Nicholas, Shivanthi Anandan, Student: Kiera Townsend; National Collegiate Research Conference; Harvard College research association Poster presentation 2017 Fall; URBN STEAmlab Diana Nicholas, Shivanthi Anandan, Student Destini King: 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) “Tackling Urban Food Deserts with Indoor Hydroponic System” Poster presentation 2016 URBN STEAMlab Diana Nicholas, Shivanthi Anandan, Student: Kiera Townsend; AIAS Design Research Symposium Washington Alexandria Architecture Center "Information Overload and Rethinking Complexity" http://www.aias.org/events/aias-researchsymposium/ Poster presentation 2016 “Engaging with Public Health to Produce Structured Research Outcomes in Design” IDEC Regional Conference Boston: Yvonne Michael, Diana Nicholas and Deb Ruben described two interdisciplinary research and education projects that are part of The Center for Health and the Designed Environment (CHDE), a trans-disciplinary research team and member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design and Health Consortium. Session Presentation 2016 “Design Matters” IDEC Portland Oregon: “Making Surfaces Experimentation as Material Learning” Session Presentation 2016 Poster Presentation: AIA Consortium Convening: Washington DC: Drexel Center for Health and the Designed Environment. Debra Ruben, Yvonne Michael, Amy Carol Scott, Diana Nicholas 2015 Presentation Poster: Processes for Communities: Human Centered Design and Community Projects Literature Review-EDRA “brainSTORM: Dynamic Interactions of Environment-Behavior and Neuroscience”: Los Angeles; May 2015; Diana Nicholas Page | 10


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2015 Presentation Venturewell Open “Steam to Steam in Urban Sustainable Living: Urban Biophilic Interior Environments” Diana Nicholas, Shivanthi Anandan Washington D.C.; March 2015. Poster Presentation 2015 Presentation Diana Nicholas, Nicole Koltick Interior Design Educators Council: “Exploring the Extraordinary: Making and the Graduate Conceptual Studio” Fort Worth; March 2015. Session Presentation 2015 Presentation DCAE Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: “Urban Biophilic Interior Environments: DSIP and Stem to Steam” Diana Nicholas, Dr. Shivanthi Anandan. Poster Presentation 2015 EDRA Processes for People: The Practice of Strategic Creativity in Innovation: Diana Nicholas, Dr. Shivanthi Anandan “brainSTORM: Dynamic Interactions of Environment-Behavior and Neuroscience” Los Angeles; May 2015. Session Presentation 2015 DCAE Showcase of Teaching and Learning Drexel University: “Stem to Steam in Urban Sustainable Living” Diana Nicholas, Dr. Shivanthi Anandan 2014 NCIIA: OPEN March 20-22 2015 NCIIA: San Jose; Poster Presentation: "Smart Initiatives=Smart Programs: Interdisciplinary Programming and Research" Diana Nicholas, Dr. Shivanthi Anandan, Dr. Joan Weiner 2015 EDRA 45: Poster Presentation Diana Nicholas, Debra Ruben: "Studio for Immersive design and Engagement: Participatory Change in The Built Environment" New Orleans, May 29th 2014 EDRA 45: Poster Presentation: "Interdisciplinary Smart Initiatives Minor: Innovative Thinking and Undergraduate Education" New Orleans, May 29th, Diana Nicholas 2014 EDRA 45: Research Presentation: "Consider the Frame: Multidisciplinary Design and Question Making" Diana Nicholas, Dr. Yvonne Michael Public Health New Orleans; May 29th; 2014 DCAE Showcase of Teaching and Learning Drexel University: “INSI Minor Scaffolding Research” Diana Nicholas, Dr. Shivanthi Anandan, Dr. Joan Weiner 2013 EDRA 43: Research Presentation: "Interprofessional Teaching: Design and Health Research" Diana Nicholas, Dr. Yvonne Michael Public Health New Orleans; May 29th;

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2020 Invited Speaker: Gallery Opening Design and Science, February 2020: Esther Klein Gallery, University City 2019 Invited Keynote Speaker Diana Nicholas: 2019 ST Global Conference, Washington DC; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Washington, DC Dee Nicholas will present her work, Integral Living Research whose mission is to help remove living stress for urban families in need and create tools that can function as a bridge to improved health in urban conditions. Professor Nicholas will also speak on the Design Research Methods she teaches and deploys in her research work, Integral Living Research, and the MS Design Research Program at Drexel University. The group will do a short workshop in understanding the context and relationship between their work and human centered design. Audience members will come away with a sense of the research context and possible tools to expand their reach with their research. 2019 Invited Panelist Stantec Research Panel: The Future of Cities: Design Philadelphia With Kimberlee Douglas, RLA, ASLA, LEED GA; Edgar Stauch, RA; Jason Schreiber, AICP; Rachel Thurston RA 2019 Invited Round Table Panel Participant Eastern Michigan University: Exhibit Opening Design and Science The exhibition, entitled “Design and Science,” will examine projects that merge design and science through biodesign. It will present “pictures” of data about natural systems, and other projects that connect design and science through 2-D and 3-D thinking models. Along with the exhibition, EMU will host a round-table discussion with exhibition participants Audrey Speyer, Diana Nicholas, and Jason Ferguson, to be led by University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design professor Deepa Butoliya and EMU biology professor Brian Connolly. 2019 Invited Panelist Diana Nicholas: Healthy Philly by Tern with the goal of spreading health-oriented ideas and initiatives in Philly. Every event they highlight 1 to 3 leaders in the community and open up a discussion around how to make Philly a healthier city. “Understanding Our Surroundings: Unlocking the Potential to Recognize Problems as Opportunities to Build Solutions”, Thursday, May 9th; 5:30pm-8:00pm 2019 Invited Speaker Dialoguing: On Community, Power, and Privilege Programs – Slought. (2019). Retrieved April 18, 2019, from

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http://slought.org/resources/dialoguing_on_community_power_and_privile ge Slought is pleased to announce Dialoguing: On Community, Power, and Privilege, a day of facilitated workshops and collective reflection on socially just relations in Philadelphia, on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 10:30am2:30pm. Dee Nicholas will present her work, Integral Living Research, which is predicated on ongoing collaborations between the disciplines of architecture, interior design, public health and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, and developed through deep experience in human-centered design research that focuses on advocacy and urban living space. Invited Speaker Internal Research Presentation Westphal College and University Wide Research Presentation: Selected as part of group to present Research Agenda to College and University Audience: two occasions – February and March 2019 Invited Speaker Diana Nicholas: Research/Rewind Design Research Association “Design Research Methods and Social Science Research, a primer” April 2019 Invited Speaker Diana Nicholas: Home Symposium Series with the Drexel Writers Room; 60 + attendees “Healthy Homes Forum” arranged Flash talks by Home Experts, funded by TD Bank Foundation Invited Panel Participant November 2018 Diana Nicholas: Human-Centered Design panel for SMPS Philadelphia (Society for Marketing Professionals) Invited Panel Participant November 2017: ACPA Philly Drive-In: Where Academic & Student Affairs Meet: Design Thinking Invited Panel Participant: Interior Design Educator Council: Doing Good! Faith, Ethics, Morality, and Social Responsibility in Interior Design Education Invited Presenter: Office of University & Community Partnerships brown bag lunch Center for Health in the Designed Environment with Debra Ruben and Yvonne Michael Invited Speaker: Winter 2016 & 2017 Close School Ideation Seminar and Close School: Design Thinking for Innovation Invited Panelist: Fall 2016 Fit City PHL 2: What’s Working: Discussion among community organizations and academic institutes on recent/current projects Moderator – Harris M. Steinberg, FAIA, Executive Director, Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, Drexel University; Donna Griffin, Community Capacity Builders, Consultant Aliana Havrilla, Community Coach, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps; Melissa Kim, Program Officer, Philadelphia Local


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Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC); Diana S. Nicholas, RA, AIA, NCARB, Director MS Design Research Invited Panelist: “The Future of Architectural Education” AIA Professional Conference- September 2015 Carnegie Mellon University with Rena Cumby Invited Panelist: Mural Arts Open Source Panel October 8, Ben Volta; MOMO; Youngmoo Kim; D.S. Nicholas The value of arts and design integration with math and science learning: Benjamin Volta, noted muralist and 2015 Pew Fellow; D. S. Nicholas, Drexel professor and founder of The Studio for Immersive Design and Engagement; and Youngmoo Kim, director of Drexel’s ExCITe Center and recent visiting technologist with Opera Philadelphia. Invited Speaker: Code for Philly Hack-a-thon-Strategic Creativity Workshop October 16, 2015 Invited Guest Presenter: AIAS Regional Conference “Urban Food Deserts and Urban Food Production” Invited Presenter: National Conference Weathering the Storm: Building Resilience in the Face of Adversity Monday, September 24 - Wednesday, September 26, 2012; Penn State Invited Speaker: Enterprise Center Annual Visual Merchandising Event advising local entrepreneurs about storefront and retail improvements.

Press: Recent Publicity Magazine, Newspaper and Web:

2019 Family Farming - Exel: Drexel University’s Research Magazine. (2019.). Retrieved October 22, 2019, from https://exelmagazine.org/article/family-farming/ 2019 An ethics of no edges—Programs – Slought. (2019). Retrieved April 18, 2019, from http://slought.org/resources/an_ethics_of_no_edges 2019 “Design & Science” International Exhibition | AIGA Detroit. (2019). Retrieved September 11, 2019, from https://detroit.aiga.org/eventinternal/design-science-international-exhibition/ 2019 “Design and Science” art exhibition to debut at Eastern Michigan University on Sept. 11. (2019). Retrieved September 11, 2019, from https://today.emich.edu/story/story/11099 2018 Amorosi, A. D. (2018). DaVinci Art Alliance presents ‘Rocky (Re)Runs.’ Retrieved April 25, 2018, from http://www.broadstreetreview.com/art/davinci-art-alliance-presentsrocky-reruns

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2018 A Creative Approach to Teaching Creativity, Interdisciplinary Teamwork for Graduate Students. Retrieved August 10, 2018, from http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2018/August/A-Creative-Approach-ToTeaching-Creativity/ 2018 Emerging Scholar Elise Krespan. (2018). Retrieved September 26, 2018, from https://drexel.edu/coas/news-events/news/2017/May/emergingscholar-talk-student-elise-krespan/ 2018 Spring 2018 by Philadelphia RowHome Magazine - issuu. (n.d.-b). Retrieved April 19, 2018, from https://issuu.com/philadelphiarowhomemagazine/docs/prh_spring20 18; Rowhomemag. (n.d.). Retrieved April 19, 2018, from https://www.gohomephilly.com 2018 Sylvester Stallone embraces his “Rocky” roots while filming “Creed 2” in Philly. (n.d.). Retrieved May 11, 2018, from https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/sylvester-stallone-embracesrocky-roots-filming-creed-2-philly-002044181.html 2018 Vadala, N. (2018, April 16). “Rocky” as art: Philly gallery explores Italian Stallion in new show. Retrieved April 19, 2018, from http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/movies/rocky-creed-2-davinci-art-alliance-gallery-show-20180416.html 2017 “Center / Architecture + Design.” Accessed October 21, 2017. https://www.philadelphiacfa.org/drexels-design-research-symposiumexplores-process. 2017 “Emerging Graduate Scholars Show Research at First-Ever Conference.” DrexelNow. Accessed May 2, 2017. http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2017/May/Emerging-GraduateScholars-Conference/. 2017 “Emerging Scholar Elise Krespan.” College of Arts and Sciences. Accessed May 18, 2017. http://drexel.edu/coas/newsevents/news/2017/May/emerging-scholar-talk-student-elise-krespan/. 2017 “Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation Funds Drexel Design and Public Health Students to Collaborate on Solutions for Local Behavioral Health and Housing Insecurity Issues.” Dornsife School of Public Health. Accessed April 27, 2017. 2017 Leshner, Sharon. “What Is Design Research? An Interview with D.S. Nicholas, RA, AIA, NCARB of Drexel University | Center / Architecture + Design.” http://philadelphiacfa.org/drexel-design-research-symposium.

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2016 Storz, Emily. “New Approaches to the Future of Design.” Drexel News Blog, October 3, 2016. https://newsblog.drexel.edu/2016/10/03/newapproaches-to-the-future-of-design/. 2016 Nicholas, Diana. Spring 2016 “Designing for Health” The Patron Saint of Architecture. http://thepatronsaintofarchitecture.com/blog/. 2016 “Architects, AIA Foundation and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Name Members of First Design and Health Research Consortium - The American Institute of Architects.” http://www.aia.org/press/releases/AIAB105043. 2015 “Architects Foundation Issues 2015 Annual Report on Design and Health Research Consortium - The American Institute of Architects.” http://www.aia.org/press/releases/AIAB107729.

Moderation and Research Conference Organizing:

2020 Conference Planning*^: Health in Buildings Roundtable 2020 Conference, Washington D.C. Conference Planning: Town Hall and Interactive Sessions Co-Chair 2020 Conference Planning*^: Creativity Conference with CIRGE Group: Conference Co-chair in collaboration with APA Division 10 and Jennifer Katz- Buonincuantro and Elian Perignat 2019 Invited Moderator*^: Urban Health Collaborative 2019 Symposium: Reimagining Health In Cities: Challenges And New Directions. Session Info: Urban Design and Action Strategies To Improve Health Moderator: Diana Nicholas, NCIDQ, AIA, NCARB, LEED, GA, Director MS Design Research, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University • Anita Chandra, DrPH, MPH, Vice President and Director, RAND Social Economic Well-Being, RAND Corporation • Joanna Frank, President and CEO, Center for Active Design • Mark Stevenson, PhD, Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health, University of Melbourne • Adam Freed, MUP, Principal, Bloomberg Associates Discussant • Ira Goldstein, PhD, President, Policy Solutions, Reinvestment Fund

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2019 Conference Planning Committee*^: Urban Health Collaborative 2019 Symposium: Reimagining Health In Cities: Challenges And New Directions. 2018 Invited Session Chair^: ARCC Conference Building Science and Technology Session 2016 Invited Moderator*^: ARCC/EAEE International conference Topic Chair and Session Moderator: Community and Urban Participation 2016 Invited Moderator: ICERI: International Conference on Education research and technology: session Topic Chair; Seville Spain 2016- Conference Founder, Chair and Planner*: 2020 Design Research Symposium: Arrange, coordinate and deploy full day symposium featuring regionally and nationally known speakers and events. o Years and Themes: • 2016 Design Research: The Emerging Discipline • 2017 Intersections in Process • 2018 Design and Change • 2019 Design for Living o Featured Speakers, Collaborators and Industry Representatives include: Knoll Furniture, Penn Center for Health Care Innovation; IBM; Center for Functional Fabrics; Healthy Rowhouse Project; KieranTimberlake; Amherst University; PerkinsWill; Dornsife Center; Scattergood Foundation; The Alliance of Community Service Providers among others. *urban and global health related activities ^ denotes large national/internationally attended event

Selected Recent Conference Topic Chair + Peer Reviews

2020, Invited Reviewer EDRA Core Research Certification Program 2019, 2018 2019 Invited Reviewer EDRA Conference EDRA Session Chair 2019 Residential Design Competition Juror: Cleveland Residential Environment

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Invited Reviewer: Perkins + Will Research Journal ARCC Paper Reviewer Invited Reviewer: IDEC Arts and Creative Projects Chair Penn State Interdisciplinary Funding Program Grant Reviewer Drexel Creativity Awards Proposal Reviewer Invited Guest Juror: University of Tennessee Knoxville 2017 Final Reviews Interior Design Invited Reviewer: ACSA Paper Reviewer: Health and Design Session Invited Reviewer: IDEC Public Interior: Creative Works Session Reviewer Invited Reviewer: EDRA CORE: New program for Research Credentialing through Environmental Design Research association IDEC Abstract reviewer: Creative Category ARCC Abstract Reviewer EDRA Conference Topic Chair: Historic Spaces and Health Session EDRA Abstract Reviewer Invited Reviewer: Perkins + Will Research Journal: Paper Reviewer IDEC Regional Abstract Reviewer: Midwest Region Venture-well Open: Conference Session Chair

Current and Recent Student Collaborators 2016-2020:

Thanh My Nguyen: Alumna MS Design Research Program; years involved in Integral Living Research; 2016-Present Project developed Map the Gap: Community Partners: National Nurse Led Care Consortium of PA/PHMC, Health Rowhouse Project, Home Preservation Initiative Elise Krespan: Alumna MS Design Research Program; Years involved in Integral Living Research 2016-2018; Project Developed: Data-Linxors; Community Partners: National Nurse Led Care Consortium of PA/PHMC, Health Rowhouse Project, Home Preservation Initiative Nicholas St, Angelo: Alumni Design Research Program; Years involved in Integral Living Research 2017-2018; Project developed: Better bunk; Community Partners: RISE; Peoples Emergency Center Samantha Stein University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Health and Technology Student; Years involved in Integral Living Research 2016-2018; Project developed Map the Gap: Community Partners: National Nurse Led Care Consortium of PA/PHMC, Health Rowhouse Project, Home Preservation Initiative

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Simone Scally, Current Design Research Student; Years involved in Integral Living research 2019/20; Project developed: Creative Spaces for Homeless Dual Diagnosis Vets; Community Partners: IMPACT Services Thelmalis Abreu, Years involved in Integral Living research 2019/20; Project developed: Creative Spaces for Homeless Dual Diagnosis Vets; Community Partners: IMPACT Services Garden Fresh Home: Project Development and research 2019-2020

Past Student Research Collaborators:

Amir Sedeghi; MSIAD; Integral Living Research Neha Basavaraj; MSIAD; URBN STEAMlab; with Shivanthi Anandan Rita Truongcao; MSIAD; URBN STEAMlab; with Shivanthi Anandan Bryan Cummings; MS Engineering; Integral Living Research Will Char; MS Engineering; URBN STEAMlab; with Shivanthi Anandan Scattergood Anchors and Teaching Assistants 2017-2018: These students anchored the course and subsequent research in Spring and Summer 2017 and continued the work of the projects through a public showing at the Design Research Symposium. A number of them will present to this year’s course, and engage with the new crop of students. Manasvi Shah; MSPBHL; Health Design Research; with Yvonne Michael Teaching assistant Dylan Tracy MSPBHL; Therapeutic Expressions: Building a Better bunk

Fine Arts Professional Representation: 2014-2015 Juried Full Member 3rd Street Gallery Artists Collective 2007-2014 Seraphin Gallery Stable Artist: Professional Gallery

Selected Creative Works; Group and Solo Exhibitions:

2015 Center for Architecture; “Infill Philadelphia: How We Play”; juried exhibition: entry with Professor Debra Ruben as part of McMichael School Play Space Design Team 2015 Dornsife Center; Community Dinner; featured faculty artist; July and August 2015 3rd Street Gallery; “Contemplative_Implicative_Formative”; solo exhibition; Philadelphia PA; March 2014 Bridget Meyer Gallery; “BalletX”; curated group exhibition; Philadelphia PA; September

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2014 Seraphin Gallery; “Eons Beyond the Rib”; curated group exhibition; Philadelphia PA; October 2012 AIA Philadelphia; “Art by Architects”; juried group exhibition; Philadelphia PA; September 2011 Design Philadelphia; “Philly Works”; installation contributor; Philadelphia, PA; October 2010 Seraphin Gallery; “Printable”; Group Exhibit; Philadelphia, PA; February/March 2009 University of Pennsylvania Meyerson Hall Gallery; “Philly Works”; juried group exhibit installation of Re-shade project; Philadelphia PA; October 2009 Rosenfeld Wolf Gallery; “Expo” University of the Arts benefit group juried exhibit; Philadelphia, PA; March 2008 Seraphin Gallery; “Army of Me”; solo exhibition of paintings; Philadelphia, PA; April 2008 Contributor: Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria; “Praxis: Dreams and Possibilities”; New York, NY; March 2008 Contributor: Institute of Contemporary Art; “Basekamp Plausible Artworlds” at “Locally Localized Gravity” group exhibition; Philadelphia, PA; February/March 2007 Tyler School of Art: Architecture Department; “Seams and Surfaces: Work of Students and Faculty: Tyler School of Art”; juried exhibition; Philadelphia, PA; January 2007 Seraphin Gallery; “We’d Rather Not Tell You”; curated group exhibition of gallery artists; Philadelphia, PA; November 2007 Regina Gouger Miller Gallery; “Centennial CFA”; juried exhibition; Pittsburgh PA; January-March Carnegie Mellon University Juried Exhibition to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of The College of Fine Arts 2006 Seraphin Gallery; “Out of Line”; curated group exhibition of gallery artists; Philadelphia, PA; January Guest Curator: 2006 Basekamp; “Participation?” group exhibition curated by Per Huttner; Philadelphia/Norkopping, Sweden; December 2005 Seraphin Gallery; “Philadelphia Cheek”; curated group exhibition of gallery artists; Philadelphia, PA; July/August 2005 Rosenfeld Wolf Gallery; “SUMFA 10”; juried group exhibit, Curators and Jurors: Robert Storr and Elaine Reichek; Philadelphia, PA; July Page | 20


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Selected Past Funded Research, Installation and Community Projects:

Created and developed collaborative full-scale installations and design projects in a variety of locations with students, artists, musicians and other architects: 2016-2017 Mantua Community Tiles Project: Worked with Jody Graff and Eugenia Ellis to develop Community Tiles project with Mantua Artist Rebecca Rose at the Brandywine Park in Mantua: Tiles Project participatory project that brings families together to create tiles displayed at park and raise awareness for future park project 2013-2014 “MobileREACH”: Mobile Autism Assessment Unit designed and developed with 12 students and faculty and researchers form the AJ Drexel Autism Institute; Van was deployed Spring 2014 2013 “Mantua Presbyterian Project”: Design/build outdoor space built in Mantua for assisted living facility 6 month project with 19 students adjunct professor Andrew Cronin and Community members to design and implement Garden and outdoor active space for low income senior facility. Fall-Summer 2012 2010-2012 “Decon/Recon”: With team of collaborators deconstructed existing structures; Design Built small scale structure from re-claimed materials; Yearly Course and project Yestermorrow Vermont: July 2010; July 2011; July 2012 2009 “Re-shade”: Recycled materials shading device installed Warren Vermont and Philadelphia Pa: Summer 2009 2007 “Dominoes on 7th”: Outdoor community space and garden using recycled and donated materials, March 2007 2006 -2002 Fringe Festival Featured Installation Artist: Produced six installation pieces at various locations over the course of three festival years; various locations in in Olde City in conjunction with the Fringe Festival and the Fringe Cabaret Space. All works were temporary interactive installations.

Selected Advisee + Mentee Awards:

2017 Summer Xiao Long: summer session at DIS, received our Design Excellence

Award. The award is given to a student who has distinguished himself/herself through diligence, commitment, academic performance, and ideally a student who contributes to a positive, collaborative learning environment in class.

2017 HOK Drexel BS Interior Design seniors Henry Whalen and Julia Keohane and MS Interior Design second year students Natala Covert and Xiao Long placed First

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2015 2015 2015 2014

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And Second in the first annual HOK Futures Design Challenge. The competition project required student teams to design a 19,000 sf Brewery, Restaurant and Office space with a mezzanine in a two-week time period. Over 40 interior design teams registered, with seventeen teams submitting. First place winners Julia and Henry received $6,500 and an internship with HOK this summer. Second place winners Natala and Xiao received $4,500. I can give you more details about the projects and the jurors which included an editor from Interior Design Magazine, an Architect from Easy. Natala Covert, Xiao Long and Jasmine Ye, Interior Architecture & Design graduate students, were selected as three of the ten finalists in the Jacob's competition winners to be announced early November 2016 Karlie Primich, Interiors graduate student, received Third Place in the IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Design Bowl 2016 for her submission, Hotel Regina; and Viktoriya Pozdnyakova, Interiors graduate student, received honorable mention for her Walnut Retail Space submission. National Jacobs Competition First Prize Yiyun Luo Best in Show Student Work Venturewell Open: Dawn McDougall: URBN Diary Founders.Org Finalist Circle TERN: Mohammed Zerban Undergraduate Custom Design Major Advisor: Co-Advisee Chelsey Knittel: Awarded 2014 NSF Fellowship with Professor Genevieve Dion: to work in Professor Dion’s Lab

Design Credentials; Licenses + Affiliations 2017- Present 2016- Present 2016-Present 2015 2014-Present 2002-Present 2002-Present 2010-2018 2011-2017 2002-2015 2007-2018

NCIDQ Certificate holder LEED Green Associate Design Research Society Member

Awarded Certificate in Health and Design: Cornell University Online

EDRA Member Registered Architect, Pennsylvania AIA Member NCARB Certified IDEC-- Institutional Affiliate Member On Design Registered Firm, Pennsylvania Women Owned Business (WBE) City of Philadelphia certification

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Course Rubric + Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Contact Hours

Number Of Students

Dsre 620-001 Dsre 750

Design Problem Solving Thesis Advising

3 3

3 3

13 2

Winter 18-19 Course Rubric & Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Contact Hours

Number Of Students

Intr 742-002 Dsre 635-001

Graduate Studio C Translational Design Research Thesis Advising

4 3

6 3

7 10

3

3

2

Course Rubric & Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Contact Hours

Number Of Students

Dsre 645-001 Dsre 677

Thesis Proposal Health And Design Research Health And Design Research Thesis Advising

3 3

3 3

4 7

3

3

2

Course Rubric & Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Contact Hours

Number Of Students

Dsre 650-001

Thesis Practicum

1

1

6

Dsre 760 Spring 18-19

Intr T480-001 Dsre 770

6

Summer 18-19

Full teaching and Couse Coordinator history available on request/dossier appendices

Recent Course Responsibility & Oversight** Course Rubric & Number

Course Title

Credits

Current Course Coordinator

Taught 20162020

Course & Program Developer

Dsre 620* Dsre 625 Dsre 630

Design Problem Solving Technologies Of Making Visualization For Design Professionals Translational Design Research

3 3 3

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X

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Dsre 641*

Contemporary Design 3 X Theory Dsre 645 Thesis Proposal 3 X X X Dsre 650 Thesis Practicum 1 X X X Dsre 750 Thesis I 3 X X X Dsre 760 Thesis Ii 3 X X X Dsre 770 Thesis Iii 3 X X X Intr 742 Studio C Retail 4 X X X SBE Minor Sustainability History 3 X 2016 X Intr 310 Theory And Criticism SBE Minor Sustainable Built 3 X Arch315 Environments SBE Minor Sustainable Built 3 X X Arch320 Environments II SBE Minor Collaborative Research In 3 X 2016 X Intr410 Sustainability *Course has undergone revision and catalog adjustment to fit with student learning needs **Full teaching and Course Coordinator history available on request or in dossier appendices

Special Topics, Curricular Adjustments & Research Course Development- 2015-2020: Developed Special Topics with Design Research Adjuncts: Goal: Augment departmental course offerings and Design Research elective options ARCHIVES AND INDEXES with Daniel Newman – course in which the use of archived information is examined historically, personally and as a tool for designers. DESIGN, DISRUPTION, AND MAKING with DSRE Alumni Nicole Feller Johnson and Elise Krespan – Course in which digital and hand making as a mode of production is examined.

Research Course Special Topics to Regularized Course: Dsre 677

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Michael from The Dornsife School of Public Health. Includes: community design, design thinking, human and patient centered design. Course has an EPI Cross-list: EPI 677

Design Research Program Curricular Adjustments: Proposed 2017 implemented school Year 2018/19: • Proposed new course to replace DSRE 640; a core course in the spring term of the first-year sequence in the MS Design Research Program. Since the implementation of this program in September 2017, we have decided that the topic and title of this course, needs adjustment to more closely align with the learning objectives of the program, including a closer examination of contemporary design theory and scholarship as the students enter their thesis sequence. The new course DSRE 641 Contemporary Design Theory meets these criteria. Proposed 2018 Implemented school year 2019/20 • Change to Named Degree: o Currently an MS degree, the Design Research Program would benefit from a named degree. Many programs across the university utilize this option as a way of distinguishing the degree to be distinctly associated with the discipline area of study. This degree requires a distinct diploma as it is a course of study that combines research, theory, practice and studio exploration, as such the title MSdes, Master of Science In Design Research is proposed. o The Dual major option will be especially enhanced with this change in degree o Other programs regionally and nationally have named degrees. •

Added Part time option: o Several students are currently taking the program as part time students, adding part time sequences will allow us to formally market this as an option. In the part time option students typically will complete the program in 10 terms. Students are advised that they are required to hold a minimum of 4.5 credits to receive graduate financial aid.

Adjustment of Credit Hours for DSRE 620 DESIGN PROBLEM SOLVING:

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o This course is currently a 3 credit seminar, this would adjust it to 2 credits of seminar and 1 credit of studio. This change would allow for a 4 hour meeting time instead of the current 3 hour meeting time. This will allow for the existing studio aspect of the course to be accommodated more clearly with individual project advising for each student. •

Variable Credits: DSRE I699, DSRE I799: 1-3 CREDITS: o In establishing the program three years ago the Independent studies did not have variable credits allowed. This does not serve the students, as they occasional need a 1 credit or two credit option to fulfill their studies in addition to the existing 3 credits.

BS/MS Option: Design Research and BS Interior Design: o This proposal is to create a BS/MS program with Interior Design BS and Design Research MS. The two programs are in the same department and create a valuable professional pathway between design- based disciplines. This proposal is for a BS/MS program with Interior Design BS and Design Research MS. The proposed BS/MS will follow the 4 years/undergraduate + 1 year/graduate format required by Drexel’s Graduate College, and is the combination of two existing, approved programs. In addition, we already have four students signed up for the BS/MS as a custom pathway, and several more students interested. The International Federation of Interior designers and Architects (IFI) stresses research within its topics for future design and advocacy. “IFI seeks to foster research and teaching on the multiple aspects of health and wellbeing in the built environment with a goal of understanding the determinants of health and wellbeing, and the role that design advocacy plays in shaping the quality of people’s lives(“Advocacy Platforms |,” n.d.). The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) also mentions the importance of research in interior design: “Believing that interior design improves the human condition, the ASID Foundation supports research and education that articulates and expands a baseline of knowledge about how interior design impacts behavior(“ASID Research,” 2018).” This BSMS option seeks to give students a valuable research enhancement to the professional trajectories early in their career. The two disciplines align around service to humans within their environments and give students the opportunity to create new knowledge around the design of interior environments with relationship to how they are made, and how we occupy them. This five-year path,

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allows students to examine in depth and through research an aspect of their profession in a way that this augments their career and their BS experience.

Design Research Student National and International Conference Research Presentations: •

2019 Greg Sieber: Aquatic Fabulations on the Schuylkill: Speculative Bodies of Translation o The Conference: Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science New Orleans, Louisiana; Session Name: Making and Doing https://www.4sonline.org/md19/post/aquatic_fabulations_on_the_schuylkill _speculative_bodies_of_translation 2019 Megan Marie Mastrobattista: o 2019 IDEC Presentation o 2020 Interactive Spaces Conference: Florida state University 2019 Nicholas St. Angelo: o Nick presented his thesis at the Fifteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability in Vancouver, Canada this past January. St. Angelo was awarded the International Travel Grant from Drexel’s Office of International Programs and traveled to Vancouver to present his work, “Evolution of Plastic and Its Detriment to the Environment,” during the poster/exhibit session. 2018 Thanh My Nguyen: o ARCC 2018 Map the Gap o EDRA 2018 Map the Gap 2018 Erin Okoniewski o EDRA 2018 Thesis Presentation

SERVICE Service to Drexel University 2010- Present: Program Administration and Coordination: Current:

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10 Students at Drexel Emerging graduates Conference 3 Student presented at international conferences Each received international travel awards • Graduate assistants have presented and exhibited collaboratively with director Marketing and Recruitment: • Attend Graduate recruiting events • FALL – Graduate College Graduate Fair/Graduate Portfolio Review Parsons New School New York City • WINTER – CAA—Conference Table College Arts Association New York City • SPRING – Presented DSRE work at ST Global Washington DC – International and National Conference; and EDRA • SUMMER – worked to engage as co-founder of Service Design Network Philadelphia Chapter • Co-Founder Philadelphia Service Design Network Chapter with Rich Ekelman, And Dsre Alumna Thanh My Nguyen • Prospective Students – meet, contact & follow up; maintain an active list of students who have inquired about the program Build Cohort numbers yearly Work with faculty to identify opportunities for entering students Manage adjunct faculty and develop special topics Thesis coordinating for thesis cohort Work with graduate admissions to identify, review and process applications Transcript and portfolio review of students as well as personal interviews Work with International Students and Scholars Department Accepted students’ correspondence – developing a plan of study for each student, determining start date, prerequisite courses etc. Coordinating and advising students in student design competitions Curriculum: Maintain up to date sequence sheets and plan of study sheets Curriculum revisions Apply Deans fellowships


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2016- Present Design Research Symposium: Arrange, coordinate and deploy full day symposium featuring regionally and nationally known speakers and events. o Years and Themes: • 2016 Design Research: The Emerging Discipline • 2017 Intersections in Process • 2018 Design and Change • 2019 Design for Living o Featured Speakers, Collaborators and Industry Representatives include: Knoll Furniture, Penn Center for Health Care Innovation; IBM; Center for Functional Fabrics; Healthy Rowhouse Project; KieranTimberlake; Amherst University; PerkinsWill; Dornsife Center; Scattergood Foundation; The Alliance of Community Service Providers among others. Symposium Coordination includes: o Work with design Philadelphia for sponsorship and publicity including inclusion on DP website and catalog o Build out theme and content o Arrange speakers o Create and maintain Industry Contacts o Worked with Dean’s office to arrange promotion, reserve space, order refreshments o Worked with and prepared materials for symposium exhibit o General Information o 75-90 attendees each year o Showcased student work Thesis Presentation and poster session o Continue to build profile through press and connections 2012-Present Coordinator Sustainability in the Built Environment Minor o Worked with standing faculty to ensure enrollment for courses, and develop teaching methods. o Marketed the minor to ensure a more cross-university population including: o Advised students on entrance into the minor o Evaluated coursework for inclusion as electives in the minor. o Meet and confer with student advisors to ensure processes were followed and students’ credits were attributed correctly

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2015-2016 MS Design Research Working group and Steering Committee: Worked with standing faculty to author and develop the MS Design Research Program including core courses and sequence. Faculty working group included Debra Ruben, Alphonso McLendon and Kathi Martin 2015-2016 Associate Director MSIAD Duties Included: o Attend Graduate recruiting events o Marketing and Recruitment o Prospective Students – meet, contact & follow up; maintain an active list of students who have inquired about the program o Maintain strong alumni contacts o Networking with professional firms for job opportunities & placements of students o Work with graduate admissions to identify, review and process applications o Transcript and portfolio review of students as well as personal interviews o Accepted students’ correspondence – developing a plan of study for each student, determining start date, prerequisite courses etc. o Coordinating and advising students on professional student design competitions both national and regional o Coordinating and administering the Graduate Sketch Problems each term during the Academic Year. o Curriculum revisions (w/ Program Director) o Apply Dean’s Fellowships 2013-2015 Director Interdisciplinary Smart Initiatives (INSI) Minor 2012-2015 Drexel Smart Initiatives Co-director 2012-2016 Digital Operations Coordinator Interiors Programs 2011-2016 Digital Technology Coordinator Interiors Programs: Including Website, Social Media and Software/Equipment needs for both programs

Accreditations:

2016-Present MS Design Research NASAD Accreditation: 2016 Initial report at inception of the program 2017-2018 Maintain program records 2019 With college designated NASAD coordinator, Sara Steinwachs; submit official follow up report for permanent status for program 2011-2018 CIDA Standing Faculty Committee: Assisted with two successful CIDA accreditations and implemented curricular adjustments related to program self-study 2013-2014 Supplied Architecture NASAD Accreditation Assistance Page | 30


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2011-2012 CIDA Accreditations: Exhibit Design and Exhibit Coordinator BSID and MSIAD; graphics and operational assistance with Standing Interiors Faculty 2011-2012 CIDA Accreditation Service: Digital and report support 2011-2012 Architecture NAAB Accreditation Support

Student Advising: 2016-Present Design Research Thesis Advisor and Coordinator 2010-2016 MSIAD Graduate Thesis Advisor 2013-2016 Custom Design Major Senior Project Advisor 2010-2017 BSID Senior Design Thesis Critic 2013-2015 US Green Building Council Student Chapter Faculty Advisor (chapter currently on hiatus) 2013 Spring/Summer Research Coop Advisor with Dr. Shivanthi Anandan 2012 Fall/Winter Research Coop Advisor with Debra Ruben 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 Summer Star Scholar Mentor (with Debra Ruben and Dr. Shivanthi Anandan)

Department Committees:

2011-2016 Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism Technology Committee: Assisted with all technology decisions and purchases for the Department Programs including hardware and software discussions 2010-Present Standing Faculty Curriculum Committee: Committee is comprised of all departmental standing faculty.

College + University Committees:

2013-Present Westphal College of Media Arts & Design Curriculum Committee/ 2015-2016 Drexel Foundations and Corporate Relations Committee 2014-2015 Westphal College of Media Arts & Design CCDC Committee 2012-2015 Drexel Smart Initiatives University Advisory Committee 2014-2015 Westphal College of Media Arts & Design Entrepreneurship Committee 2011-2015 Faculty Research Mini-grant Review Committee 2010-2011 Westphal Faculty Research Exhibit Committee

Search Committees:

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2013 Design and Merchandising Tenure-Track Search 2012 Architecture Tenure track Position Search Committee 2012 Architecture Non-Tenure Track Position Search Committee

Selected Service: Temple University 2003-2007:

2004-2006 NAAB Accreditation: Student work exhibit curator, director and managerworked with standing faculty to design and oversee main exhibit of student work Fall 2006-Spring 2007 Chair Woodshop Committee: Worked with standing faculty to select current woodshop manager; managed making lab acquisitions Fall 2003-Spring 2007 AIAS Advisor: Created and advised the schools chapter of AIAS duties included the hosting of a major regional conference Fall 2004-Spring 2007 Exhibitions Committee: collaborated with faculty to create and implement exhibit programs for department. Fall 2004 Co-chair IT Committee: Oversaw grant proposal for department’s technology budget.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Professional Service 2000-Present:

2018- Present Service Design Network Philadelphia Chapter Co-founder and Member 2014-Present: AIA Health and Active Design Committee: Completed active design case studies with committee members 2015-2017 PHL Fit City 2 and 3 Planning Committee 2015 Advisor: 34th and Brandywine Park: Group working to revitalize Mantua Neighborhood Park 2010-2012 Project Reviewer: Mural Arts Program 2010 Resource Advisor: Philadelphia Zoning Works Commission: advised in development of revised Philadelphia Zoning Code 2010 Philadelphia Zoning Code Reviewer: related to signage. Resource advisor: Philadelphia Commerce Department: various commercial corridors Fall 2011-2014 Community Design Collaborative Project Designer: HACE RSTORE 2002-2003 Harrisburg Urban Studio Task Force: Harrisburg Mayor’s Initiative. Served as member of a task force convened to create a design/build urban studio and education center in the City of Harrisburg Chairperson Curriculum Committee

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Owner + Architect On Design LLC; 2002-2015 Architecture and Interior Design practice-worked with clients large and small to create spaces and projects that facilitate user’s needs creatively and with added value.

Community, Institutional and Non-Profit Development: PARC Passyunk Avenue: On Design LLC selected via RFP to design five storefronts by the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation in conjunction with Graham Bailer, Architect Storefront Architect Community Storefront Commission Philly Painters Project: Haas and Haan Storefront Standards Design: Mural Arts North Philadelphia Cooperative Nursery School Germantown: code review and feasibility study Resident Storefront Architect-Fall 2007-2012 working with Fairmount Community Development Corporation, designed and partially implemented over 25 separate projects with separate vendors on commercial corridors. “The Parlor” Community dance rehearsal and performance space: South Broad Street; Renovation, ADA Variance, space planning and code review Concord Management: Olde City Philadelphia, PA complete commercial renovation five-story office building; ADA state variance Backes and Backes LLP, Law Firm: Trenton New Jersey: 2,000 square foot commercial interior renovation Construction Interiors and Materials Administration Consultant: Curry Construction General Contractors; restaurant and entertainment design consultant

Residential + Development: Fairmount Flats: 16th and Fairmount Loonstyn Brothers Development: Residential development project assistance including space planning; schematic design; zoning, planning commission approvals and code research Brown McKinney Brokers: various infill rehab and interior residential development projects

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Pearl Street, Sears Street, Cuthbert Street, Kater Street, Montgomery Ave: Addition and Interior Renovation: Philadelphia Row homes including Historic Commission and ZBA hearings House at 2249 Fitzwater Street: project development design and documentation for 2,000 square foot row house R Limited Residential Interiors Project Consultant: Interior design document production and design Manhattan renovations House at Queens Village: Kitchen bathroom and bedroom renovations and addition with required city variances

Professional Experience Project Design + Management: 1994-2002 Project Designer: Michael Shannon Design/s Spring 2001-Summer 2002: Interior Design Private Residences; New Storefronts Goldman Properties 13th street Corridor; Law Practice: space planning and renovation; World Affairs Council: Space Planning Project Designer: Christopher Beardsley Architects Fall 1997-Spring 1999 Interior architecture, space planning, detailing, project design and management Residential and Retail Projects Project Designer: Brawer and Hauptman Architects Fall 1996-Fall 1997: Project designer, construction administration; Residential and Health Institutional Projects Project Designer: H2L2 Architects Spring 1996: Participated in design development and construction drawing and administration Embassies and Law Firms Project Designer: Stuart G. Rosenberg Architects Summer 1994-Spring 1996: Participated in design development and construction drawing and administration various commercial projects

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