Welcome Emily Valentine - Assistant Professor of Teaching

September 14, 2022

Welcome Emily Valentine - Assistant Professor of Teaching

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Emily Valentine - Assistant Professor of Teaching
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The Department of Design is pleased to welcome our new Assistant Professor of Teaching, Emily Valentine.

Emily Valentine has a Master of Fine Arts in Design Research and Development from The Ohio State University where she also received a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a Business Administration minor from High Point University. Emily is a member of IIDA and IDEC. 

Emily’s research centers on improving the experience of interior environments for older adults. She has identified elements of space, such as color temperature of light, that influence how older adults feel in their spaces. Her research also addresses needs in current and future senior living environments, universal design, and aging-inclusive design. She co-founded The Center for Inclusive Aging and Design Research where she researched and addressed design-related needs of the aging population. She has been published in design journals and presented at numerous academic and professional design and aging conferences. 

Emily teaches at Ohio State in the Department of Design’s foundations, interior design, and design thinking minor curriculum and has guest lectured for the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

On her down time, you can find Emily with her husband and son cooking, exploring the city, and taking walks with their dog.

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