Catherine Kendall received an MFA in interior design from Virginia Commonwealth University, a BFA in interior design from Winthrop University, and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Sweet Briar College. Her research interests lie in human behavior and the built environment, history of design, as well as the value and practices of technology use within design education. Before accepting her current position within the Department of Interior Design at UTC in 2005, she previously taught Interior Design within the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, and Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts while attending graduate school. Catherine’s work experience covers residential and commercial interior design, as well as the fields of antiques & investment art. Her most recent accomplishments include the publication of The Anglicized and Illustrated Dictionary of Interior Design (Prentice Hall, 2012) with co-author Josette Rabun and illustrator Julie Rabun.