Terrence "Terry" L. Uber | e-Inside | Kent State University

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Terrence “Terry” L. Uber

Assistant Professor, Interior Design
College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Teaching is the primary focus of my position. I have taught most courses in the Interior Design curriculum over the years. Currently, I teach second- and third-year Interior Design studios; History of Design II and III; Design and Human Behavior – first year; and oversee the required Internship Program for Interior Design students.

I am a member of the Faculty Senate and serve on program, college and university committees, including current terms on the University Teaching Council and the Provost’s RCM 2.0 Working Group - Ad Hoc Advisory Committee.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

January 1992

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

TLU Designs, Wooster, Ohio; Alan Stull Interiors, South River, N.J.

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The students are what I like most about Kent State. I enjoy the changing views and perspectives of students through the years and learn from their experiences. Watching their achievements in the interior design profession after graduation, and the continuing friendships with many grads is extremely rewarding.

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

I had no intention of teaching at the college/university level until I taught my first course – Senior Thesis Studio – in the Interior Design Program at Kent State in the spring of 1992. I found that working with the students was thoughtful, invigorating and challenging. It was at this point that I decided – at the age of 40 – to pursue my Ph.D. in order to continue teaching at the university level. I continued to teach while working on my doctorate, and I was fortunate to be able to secure a tenure-track position at Kent State upon completion of the degree.

RESIDES IN:

Wooster, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Mercer, Pennsylvania

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., history/history of science and technology, Case Western Reserve University; M.S., Related Arts – Interior Design, University of Wisconsin – Madison; B.S., Man-Environment Relations, Pennsylvania State University

HOBBIES:

Travel, plants, history and artifacts