Faculty Committed to Your Success

The interior design professors at NDSU are NCIDQ certified interior designers who have years of professional experience in the interior design industry and are committed to your success as you work toward becoming a professional interior designer.  We bring a variety of vital contacts from the industry into the classroom and connect students with professionals through field trips, hands-on activities, studio projects, and service-learning projects. 

NDSU interior design professors are dedicated to creating connections and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for you to thrive.  Through critiques, guest critiques, industry tours, guest speakers, technology courses, and a hands-on learning experiences you will be well-prepared to work in this everchanging industry.  Connections to the interior design industry are made every day in the classroom, leading to mentorships, internships, and real-world job opportunities around the world for our students.

We facilitate incredible opportunities to ensure our students have a rewarding and diverse student experience.  Our greatest achievement is the success of the students we teach whether they are in our classroom or a professional working in the interior design industry.



Dr. Susan Ray-Degges Awarded American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Fellowship

Dr. Susan Ray-Degges, professor and interior design program coordinator, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers. It is the society’s highest honor, with less than 1 percent of its members attaining the level. 

“I am truly honored and humbled by this recognition – it represents the ultimate acknowledgement from my peers of outstanding achievement. This award is a result of the encouragement and support of my colleagues, peers, mentors, alumni, current students and family that have helped shape me into the design professional I have become,” said Ray-Degges.

“ASID fellowship honors and recognizes those who have made a lasting, consistent impact on the design community,” explained Randy Fiser, the society’s CEO. “As our top honor, fellows embody the highest caliber of design excellence – constantly pushing boundaries, inspiring others and demonstrating effective leadership.”

Ray-Degges has been a society member since 1987, and has served on the Minnesota chapter’s board and as NDSU student chapter adviser.She alsohas written Council for Interior Design Accreditation technical reports and self-study reports. 



ID Program Coordinator

Susan Ray-Degges

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

ID Faculty

Kellie Hamre

Title: Senior Lecturer
Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 300
Phone: 701-231-7368
E-mail: kellie.hamre@ndsu.edu

Eunice Kapplinger

Title: Associate Professor of Practice, Interior Design
Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 308E
Phone: 701-231-8605
E-mail: eunice.kapplinger@ndsu.edu

Ann Marie Ragan

Title:Senior Lecturer
Office: E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 328
Phone: 701-231-7359
E-mail: ann.ragan@ndsu.edu



Meet one-on-one!

Interior Design Program Coordinator
Susan Ray-Degges
E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 178
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-7218
Fax: 701-231-5273
Email: susan.raydegges@ndsu.edu

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