STEPHANIE WATSON ZOLLINGER, Ed.D., has been involved with higher education for over 20 years. She is currently a Professor in the Interior Design program at the University of Minnesota. She holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Interior Design from Kansas State University, and a doctoral degree in Adult Education from the University of Arkansas. Zollinger's research currently focuses on learning styles of interior design students and on the work of textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen.
JODY NYBOER, Ph.D. has been an educator since 1998, a design educator since 2008, and a design researcher since 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from the University of Oregon, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Lewis and Clark College, a Master of Architecture from the University of New Mexico, and a doctoral degree in Design from the University of Minnesota. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Design at Syracuse University, where she teaches design courses and studios and conducts research that concerns the overlap of pedagogy, design, and creativity. Nyboer’s recent scholarship examines the relationship of environmental design to the creative agency of teachers, the learning preferences of Generation Z design students, online catalysts to traditional design education, and the significance of creativity training in higher education.