Stephen F. Austin State University

Faculty

Leisha M. Bridwell, MFA, IDEC, AAFCS (Program Coordinator)
Leisha M. Bridwell, MFA, IDEC, AAFCS (Program Coordinator) - Registered Interior Designer, Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, Lic. #1963, Associate Professor, Program Coordinator of Interior Merchandising Office: Human Sciences South 102B Phone: 936.468.2371

Mrs. Bridwell teaches interior design and interior merchandising courses at all levels but primarily entry level and intermediate courses including Principles, Elements, and Resources in Design; Fundamentals of Design; Residential Design; Housing; and Accessories in Interiors. Mrs. Bridwell has been a faculty member at SFA since Fall of 1995 and in 2007 received the University Teaching Excellence Award for the College of Education. She is a Texas-licensed interior designer with over 25 years of experience in residential and light commercial design.





Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Louisiana Tech University
  • Bachelor of Science, Interior Design, Stephen F. Austin State University

Area of Specialization

  • Interior Design
  • Interior Merchandising
  • Housing

Areas of Expertise

  • Residential Design
  • Rendering
  • Perspective Drawing
  • Elements and Principles of Design
  • Visual Merchandising
Mitzi R. Perritt, Ph.D., IDEC, NCIDQ Certified #11978
Mitzi R. Perritt, Ph.D., IDEC, NCIDQ Certified #11978 - Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences #10744, Registered Interior Designer, Texas Board of Architectural Examiners Lic. #2171, Professor, Graduate Program Co-Coordinator Office: Human Sciences South 102C Phone: 936.468.2155

Dr. Perritt teaches interior design courses at all levels of the curriculum. Lecture classes include History of Interior Furniture, Furnishings, and Architecture, Lighting, and Materials and Cabinetry. Design studios/labs include Graphics, Residential Design, Commercial Design, and Computer-aided Design (CAD). Since beginning her SFA teaching career in 1985, she has received four teaching excellence awards and four research grants. Her areas of specialization include environments for older adults and Alzheimer's residents as well as compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 2003, Dr. Perritt served as President of the Interior Design Educators Council, the international professional organization for university teachers of interior design.

In 2008, she launched the online graduate emphasis in healthcare interior design.



Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Woman's University
  • Master of Science, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Bachelor of Music Education, East Texas State University

Area of Specialization

  • Interior Design
  • Research
  • Healthcare Design

Areas of Expertise

  • Accessibility
  • Environments for Older Adults and Alzheimer's Patients
  • Service Learning
  • Interior Lighting
  • History of Architecture/Interiors
  • Graphics
  • Codes
Sally Ann Swearingen MFA, IDEC, ASID, IIDA, NCIDQ Certified #9965, TBAE
Sally Ann Swearingen MFA, IDEC, ASID, IIDA, NCIDQ Certified #9965, TBAE - Registered Interior Designer, Texas Board of Architectural Examiners Lic. #2629, Associate Professor Office: Human Sciences South 101B Phone: 936.468.2048

Mrs. Swearingen teaches undergraduate and graduate interior design courses, including intermediate and advanced interior design, creative design solutions, building construction systems, commercial design and the capstone interior design courses. Lecture courses concentrate on codes, environmental factors, materials, and cabinetry and business aspects of interior design. She has over 25 years of teaching experience and over 25 years of extensive practical experience. She was instrumental in establishing the SFASU Design Center where campus personnel may view available selections for new furniture and furnishings for university projects. Mrs. Swearingen has served as Regional Chair for Interior Design Educators Council and numerous other positions. She works and teaches graduate students who want to pursue an interior design emphasis.




Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Louisiana Tech University
  • Master of Arts, Texas Woman's University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Louisiana Tech University

Area of Specialization

  • Interior Design
  • Interior Merchandising
  • Construction Management
  • Facility Management

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial design, restaurants, medical and educational facilities
  • Construction methods, residential and commercial
  • Construction management
  • Codes
  • Strategic programming
  • Business practices
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental factors
  • Theories of design

Our Librarian

Tina A. Oswald
Tina A. Oswald - Research Librarian Office: R.W. Steen Library, Office #202B Phone: 936.468.1861
"As a student taking an online class at SFASU or on campus, you are at a distance but not at a disadvantage when it comes to research help."

Our Advisor

Megan Kelley
Megan Kelley - Academic Advisor Office: McKibben Building, Room 118











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SFASU Students

How do I schedule an appointment with my advisor?

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  1. Click on the "Advising" tab
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  3. Select "Advising" as your "Service"
  4. If a location needs to be selected, select "College of Education Advising (McKibben 118)"
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