Faculty

Meet the Faculty

NamePositionOfficePhoneEmail
Chelsea HelmsAssistant ProfessorKatherine Harper Hall 183828-262-8337helmscr@appstate.edu
Emily MaassInstructorKatherine Harper Hall   -maasseb@appstate.edu 
Edward MarxenInstructorKatherine Harper Hall 113 828-262-7539marxenel@appstate.edu
Jeanne Mercer-BallardAssociate ProfessorKatherine Harper Hall 176828-262-7832 mercerja@appstate.edu 
Margot A. OlsonProfessorKatherine Harper Hall 178 828-262-6544 olsonma@appstate.edu 
J. Alex PoormanAssociate ProfessorKatherine Harper Hall 042 828-262-7397 poormanja@appstate.edu 
Madison SabatelliInstructorKatherine Harper Hall  -sabatellim@appstate.edu
Ingrid SchneiderInstructorKatherine Harper Hall  -schneiderie@appstate.edu
Lila ShullInstructorKatherine Harper Hall  -shulllm@appstate.edu

Faculty Spotlights

College of Fine and Applied Art's IDEXlab entry selected as a 2020 winner for Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Program

Five winning entries by Appalachian State University faculty and staff have been announced for the 2020 Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Progra...

Alex Poorman, 2019 IIDA Carolinas Educator of the Year

Interior design faculty member named IIDA-Carolinas 2019 Educator of the Year

WINNER OF THIS YEAR’S IIDA Carolinas EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDAssociate Professor and Program Coordinator of Interior Design, Alex Poorman, has rec...

Jeanne Mercer-Ballard, associate professor of Interior Design at Appalachian State University

Interior Design professor participates in SAI Faculty Fellowship

by: Ellie HooperJeanne Mercer-Ballard, associate professor of Interior Design at Appalachian State University, was selected as a faculty fellow throug...

Associate Professor Alex Poorman, who was recently awarded the IFDA Education Foundation's Irma Dobkin Universal Design Grant, works with second year student Alanna Wilson. Photo by Meghan McCandless

Interior design professor awarded Universal Design Grant

Alex Poorman, associate professor of interior design in the Department of Applied Design at Appalachian State University, has been awarded the Interna...

Alex Poorman

Interior design faculty member named IIDA-Carolinas 2017 Educator of the Year

Associate Professor of Interior Design Alex Poorman has received the Carolinas Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) 2017 Ed...

Presentation at EDRA 47

Faculty and students present at EDRA 47 in Raleigh

Dr. Hessam Ghamari, Mitzi Cook and Dr. Dave Domermuth, all faculty in the Department of Applied Design at Appalachian State University, presented work...