Dr. Fran Bender
Past, Present, Future: Discussing the Next Bug Trends in Society
What does history have to tell us about the future? What trends exist today that will no longer be present twenty years from now? This course is designed to explore the general trends of the four distinct generations: Traditional, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. Students will gain a better understanding of the generational differences in regards to: technology, education, social media, built-in environment, and sustainability. Discussions may lead us to predicting the next big trends and how these will impact everyday life.
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About the professor
Jessica Etheredge is an Assistant Professor in the Interior Design Department. Her research interests include design education as it relates to generational differences in learning styles, group dynamics within the classroom, and design solutions for living-learning communities. Outside of campus, she enjoys coaching volleyball at the YMCA, trail running, and gardening.Email Address: Jessica-Etheredge@utc.edu