Faculty


Susan Ray-Degges
  • Susan Ray-Degges

  • Title: Associate Professor/Interior Design Program Coordinator
  • Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 178
  • Phone: 701-231-7218
  • E-mail: susan.ray-degges@ndsu.edu
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Education

  • Doctorate of Philosophy. University of Missouri, Human Environmental Sciences. Specialization in Environmental Design and Gerontology. Doctoral Dissertation: "Privacy - The Experiences of Thirteen Nursing Home Residents," 1995
  • Masters of Science. University of Missouri, Housing and Interior Design. Specialization in design for the handicapped and elderly. Master's Thesis: "Preliminary Evaluation of ERHAP (Elderly Resident Home Assessment Program)," 1987
  • Bachelor of Science. Cum Laude. Missouri State University [formerly Southwest Missouri State University], Home Economics. Specialization in Housing and Interior Design. Minor in Art, emphasis in historical art; 1984

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor, Interior Design, North Dakota State University, 2000-present
  • Assistant Professor, Interior Design, North Dakota State University, 1992-99
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Environmental Design, University of Missouri, 1992
  • Instructor, Interior Design, University of Central Arkansas, 1988-92
  • Part-Time Faculty Member, Interior Design, Missouri State University [formerly Southwest Missouri State University], 1987-88
  • Part-Time Faculty Member, Summer Semester, Interior Design, Missouri State University [formerly Southwest Missouri State University], 1986
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Housing and Interior Design, University of Missouri, 1985-86

Courses Taught

  • ADHM 315/316 History of Interiors I/II
  • ADHM 450 Research and Project Development in Interior Design
  • ADHM 452 Comprehensive Interior Design Project
  • ADHM 460 Career Development and Professional Practice
  • ADHM 465/665 Aging and the Environment
  • ADHM 491 Inclusive Design Seminar

Research Emphasis

  • Aging and the Environment
  • Historical Interiors
  • Interior Design Assessment Processes

Selected Publications, Recent Research and Presentations

  • Ray-Degges, S. (2013). "Designing across the lifespan: Innovation for all." Extension Education Packet. State-wide Distribution. North Dakota Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Ray-Degges, S. (Winter 2000-Summer 2010) "Designing for the Mature Market." American Society of Interior Designers. Nationally distributed Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Professional Honors

  • Director – Regions, Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), 2012 – present
  • IDEC Board of Directors (Regions), 2011-2012
  • IDEC Midwest Regional Chair, 2009-2011
  • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Board of Directors - Professional Member, Minnesota Chapter, 2001-2002
  • STEP Committee Chair (Co-Chair '99), ASID Minnesota Chapter, 1996-2002
  • Secretary, ASID Minnesota Chapter, 1999-2001
  • Professional Member to the Nominating Committee, ASID Minnesota Chapter, 1997-1998
  • NCIDQ Chair, Out-of-State Liaison, ASID Minnesota Chapter
  • Board of Directors, Professional Member, ASID Minnesota Chapter, 1995-1998

Licenses & Registrations

  • Certified Interior Designer, State of Minnesota; Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design, Certificate #C00122 (1994-present)
  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), Certificate # 9663 (1991-present)

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Professional Member
  • Environmental Interior Design Association (EDRA), Member
  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), Professional Member
  • North Dakota Interior Designers (NDID), Professional Member

Kellie Hamre
  • Kellie Hamre - ON leave of absence 2014/2015

  • Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 361A
  • Phone: 701-231-7368
  • E-mail: kellie.hamre@ndsu.edu
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Education

  • Master of Science in Design and Merchandising, emphasis in Interior Design, Colorado State University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, North Dakota State University, 2001

Courses Taught

  • ADHM 261 Visual Communications
  • ADHM 300 Design Resource Management
  • ADHM 353 Interior Design Studio V – Large Scale Contract Design
  • ADHM 362 Codes for Interiors
  • ADHM 365 AutoCAD for Interiors
  • ADHM 452 Comprehensive Interior Design Project
  • ADHM 491 Color in Design Seminar
  • ADHM 491 Advanced Presentation Methods Seminar

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer in Interior Design, North Dakota State University, 2008 - present
  • Adjunct Lecturer, North Dakota State University, 2003-2007

Selected Publications, Recent Research and Presentations

  • Clemons, S., Mattingly-Huber, A., Scolere, L. and Hamre, K. Wonder to wisdom: Leveraging practice experience in creating the nimble designer. 2012 Interior Design Educators Council Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. March 2012.
  • Clemons, M., Kucko, J., Hamre, K., Adams, E., Pickett, M. and Tan, L. Emerging educators: Making the transition to Academia. 2012 Interior Design Educators Council Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. March 2012.
  • Clemons, M., Kucko, J., Hamre, K., Adams, E., and Pickett, M. Journey of Emerging Interior Design Educators: Survival, Growth, Acculturation, Adaptation, Assimilation. 2011 International Interior Design Educators Council, Denver, CO, March 14-16, 2011.

Professional Honors

  • 2011 Award of Excellence: Member's Choice Best Presentation IDEC panel presentation titled Journey of Emerging Interior Design Educators: Survival, Growth, Acculturation, Adaptation, and Assimilation
  • President, North Dakota Interior Designers, 2009-2011
  • IDEC Midwest Region Communication Liaison, 2011-present

Licenses & Registrations

  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), Cert. No. 020273

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), Professional Member
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Professional Member
  • North Dakota Interior Designers (NDID), Professional Member

Professional Experience

Kellie Hamre is a professional interior designer with over 12 years of continued practice in the commercial design field. Specializing in large contract design, she has worked on projects focusing in historical renovation, healthcare, assisted/independent living facilities, elementary schools and high end residential. Kellie has received local recognition by area design magazines for some of her design projects completed.


Eunice Kapplinger
  • Eunice Kapplinger

  • Title: Associate Professor of Practice, Interior Design
  • Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall, 360E
  • Phone: 701.231.8605
  • E-mail: eunice.kapplinger@ndsu.edu
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Education

  • Master of Science, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
  • Bachelor of Arts, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD

Courses Taught

  • ADHM 161 Introduction to Manual Drafting
  • ADHM 162 Intermediate Manual Drafting
  • ADHM 251 Interior Design Studio I: Residential
  • ADHM 254 Interior Design Studio III: Retail
  • ADHM 264 Residential Interior Systems
  • ADHM 452 Comprehensive Interior Design Project

Teaching Experience

  • North Dakota State University, Associate Professor of Practice, 2010 – present
  • North Dakota State University, Assistant Professor, 1992 – 1998
  • University of Northern Iowa, Instructor, 1988 – 1992

Professional Honors / Awards

  • Project Design Award, 2007, Minnesota Chapter of ASID
  • Tribute Award for Retail Real Estate, 2007, Minnesota Shopping Center Association
  • Artist Residency Award, 2005, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Balatonfured, Hungary

Licenses & Registrations

  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), Cert. No. #016974

Selected Exhibitions

  • Augustana Art: Then and Now, 2010, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Collaborations, JCMLCL Art Gallery, 2007, Dawson Community College, Glendive, MT
  • HMC-International Artists Residencies, 2006, Keki Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • Eclectic Vision, 2002, Bismarck State College Gallery, Bismarck, ND

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Professional Member
  • North Dakota Interior Designers (NDID), Professional Member
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), Site Visitor

Professional Experience

As an interior designer and project manager, Eunice Kapplinger has been responsible for schematic design through construction administration on a variety of contract projects. Those projects include retail stores located throughout the Midwest, medical facilities, financial institutions, child care centers, adult care facilities, offices and research laboratories. Eunice also has experience in residential design working with both remodeling and new construction.


Ann Marie Ragan
  • Ann Marie Ragan

  • Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 377A
  • Phone: 701-231-7359
  • E-mail: ann.ragan@ndsu.edu
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Education

  • Master of Science in Architecture, University of Nebraska, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, North Dakota State University, 2000

Courses Taught

  • ADHM 153 Sketching for Creativity
  • ADHM 250 Interior Environmental Analysis
  • ADHM 253 Interior Design Studio II: Office Design
  • ADHM 351 Interior Design Studio IV: Advanced Residential
  • ADHM 363 Commercial Lighting Design and Building Systems
  • ADHM 368 Interior Materials and Maintenance
  • ADHM 452 Comprehensive Interior Design Project

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer in Interior Design, North Dakota State University, 2006 - present
  • Lecturer in Interior Design, North Dakota State University, 2001 - 2005
  • Adjunct Lecturer, North Dakota State University, 2000-2001

Selected Publications, Recent Research and Presentations

  • Stastny, S., Asperin, A., & Ragan, A. (2012). Changing an academic classroom into a campus restaurant [Abstract]. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association), 112, A-65.
  • Stastny, S., Asperin, A., & Ragan, A. (forthcoming October, 2012). Changing an academic classroom into a campus restaurant. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association) Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Ragan, A., (2012). Designing Space for Family Fun. Eat Smart. Play Hard. Together., pp. 32- 34.

Professional Honors

  • 2011 North Dakota Council of State Employees Fish Award
  • 2011 College of Human Development and Education Exceptional Contributions through Creative Approaches to Teaching Award
  • 2011 W. Cecil Steward, Sustainable Architecture Scholarship
  • 2010 North Dakota Council of State Employees Fish Award
  • 2009 Robert and Patty Hedrickson Faculty Development Award
  • 2007 IESNA/Cooper Teachers of Lighting Workshop Grant
  • 2007 College of Human Development and Education Exceptional Contributions through Creative Approaches to Teaching Award
  • 2001 Brown & Saenger Star Performer of the Quarter Award

Licenses & Registrations

  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), Cert. No. 023436

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Professional Member
  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), Professional Member
  • North Dakota Interior Designers (NDID), Professional Member

Professional Experience

Ann Marie Ragan has practiced as a professional interior designer and has over 12 years of experience in the commercial and residential design fields. Specializing in office design, sustainable design, and high end residential, Ann Marie has worked on a diverse number of projects including high end residential homes, small businesses, projects focused on sustainable design, healthcare, and large scale contract.