CUH 100 First Experience
EID 200 Fundamentals of Interior Design
EID 202 Introduction to Technical Drawing
EID 220 Building Systems
EID 271 Materiality in Interior Design
EID 321 Programming & Space Planning
EID 325 Introduction to Lighting Design
EID 414 Portfolio Preparation
EID 471 Commercial Design Studio
DS 403 Digital Humanities
MA 105 Math for Elementary Teachers I
MA 305 Math for Elementary Teachers II
With her academic background in architecture, interior design, mathematics and fine arts, Dr. Suh brings a wide spectrum of interdisciplinary perspectives to higher education.
Dr. Suh’s research examines various ways to visualize and conceptualize design ideas through an interdisciplinary lens. She studies ways to implement environmental systems as design tools and integrate them into the built environment for human comfort, sustainability and space aesthetics. Dr. Suh also explores various digital and mobile applications to establish better understanding between students and teachers and that can help expand students’ learning outside of the classroom.
She loves learning to play various musical instruments, enjoys practicing yoga at the beach and traveling around the world.
D.Arch. Architecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Dissertation Title: Daylighting as a Synthesis Tool: an Integrated Daylighting Design Procedure for Configuration of Buildings
M.A. Interior Design, Washington State University
Thesis Title: Finding Key Physical Attributes to Create a Satisfying Workplace for the Millennial Generation
B.S. Mathematics, Gonzaga University
Area(s) of Specialization
Visualization and conceptual development in creative process
Implementation of environmental systems as design tools
Integration of mobile/digital technology in design education
Awards and Honors
- Fr. John F. Bolin Excellence in Scholarship Faculty Award, 2019
- Undergraduate Research Mentorship, 2018–19 & Summer 2019, 2020
- Academic Manuscript Fellowship, 2017–18, 2019–20
- Grant Writing & Research Fellowship, 2017–18
- University of Oxford Harris Manchester Fellowship, Summer 2017
- New York University Faculty Resource Network Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship, 2017
- CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) Award for Excellence, 2016
Research: Learning on the Go: Using Mobile Tools in Design Education (https://vimeo.com/183874306)
- Mobile Learning Initiative, 2016–18
- International POSCO Steel Design Award, 3rd place, Seoul, Korea, 2012
- AECOM Urban SOS International Design Competition: 2nd place, UK, 2011
- USGBC Natural Talent Design Competition: 2nd place, HI, 2010
- Northwest Design Award: 1st place, Seattle, WA, 2009
“Color-filtered Lighting: Visual and Emotional Impact in Learning Environments,” The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, 14(1), 2020.
“Active Learning using Google Suites for Education to Promote 21st-Century Skills.” Proceedings from the Faculty Resource Network National Symposium, 2018.
“Coral Reefs, Convicts, Cadavers, Coffee Shops and Couture: Customizing Experiential Learning to Increase Comfort and Engagement,” Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 14(3), 2017.
“Analysis on the Go: Effective Ways of using Mobile Applications in Design Education,” Glokalde eJournal, 2(4), 2016.
“An Interdisciplinary Approach to Develop Key Spatial Characteristics that Satisfy the Millennial Generation in Learning and Work Environments,” Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 8(3), 2016.
“Visual and Functional Syllabus Schedule: An Infographic for Learners.” Glokalde eJournal of UDEEEWANA, 1(4), 2015.
Selected Conferences, Talks and Speaking Engagements
“Effect of Colored Light on the Emotions of Children,” International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Brooklyn, NY, March 2020.
“Developing Meaningful Conversations with Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration,” Faculty Resource Network National Symposium, Miami, FL, November 2019.
“Redesigning Colors of Light in a Learning Environment for Nurturing Early Childhood Development,” National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Kennesaw State University, GA, April 2019.
“Active Learning Using Google Suites for Education to Promote 21st Century Skills,” Faculty Resource Network National Symposium, Orlando, FL, November 2018.
“Mobile Learning to Enhance Student Engagement,” Faculty Resource Network National Symposium, New Orleans, LA, November 2017.
“Effective Ways of Using Mobile Tools in Interior Design Education,” Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2017.
“Zombie Safe House: Dance Dance Zombie (DDZ),” Presented at the Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference, Honolulu, HI, May 2016.
“A Trans-Disciplinary Approach to Theoretical Framework in Interior Design,” Presented at the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) East Regional Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 2015.
“Daylighting as a Synthesis Tool in the Early Stage of an Urban-Scape Design,” International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Singapore, Singapore, May 2013.
Service & Leadership
Chaminade University Faculty Steering Committee Member, May 2020–present
Marianist Educational Associates (MEA), Fellow, March 2020–present
IRB (Institutional Review Board) Committee Member, 2019–present
ASID (American Society of Interior Design) Faculty Liaison, 2020–present
First-Gen Student Success Committee Member, 2019–present
Academic Policy and Planning Committee Member, 2109–20
Annual Na Liko Naauao Undergraduate Conference Faculty Advisor, 2016–present
Chaminade University WASC Critical Thinking Core Competency Assessment Committee Member, 2018–20
Environmental + Interior Design Program Innovation Activity Lead, 2016–18
Chaminade University Faculty Development Senate Committee Chair, 2016–18
Chaminade University Faculty Development Senate Committee Chair, 2015–16
Chaminade University E+ID Program Board of Advisors, 2015–present
U.S. Green Building Council Hawaii Chapter Member, 2012–present