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As MCC's Faculty Developer, my day-to-day schedule varies depending on meetings, workshops, etc.. Please let me know if you plan on visiting during an office hour.
Reassigned as MCC's Faculty Developer/PAR Facilitor. Office is located in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).
SCT100: Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments taught in the Spring (2nd 8 weeks - online).
Janice Dawson, LEED AP v2, ASID
Office Fax: 480.461.7857
Academic and Professional Records
- Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
- M.S.D., Interior Design – Facilities Planning and Management
1984-1988 Miami University Oxford, OH
- B.S., Home Economics & Consumer Sciences – Interior Design
2007-2009 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
30 credit hours towards PhD in Environmental Planning
ATE598 Environmental Ratings Systems for Buildings
SOS598 Introduction sustainable Organizational Strategies
EPD790 Reading and Conference
EPD710 Current Research in Design
HED533 The Community-Junior College
HED679 The American College Student
CON700 Research Methods
DSC501 Qualitative Research in Design
2003 HED691 Professional Seminar in Higher Education (2003)
2000 Rio Salado Community College Tempe, AZ
EDU250 Overview of Community Colleges
1992-1993 Gateway Community College Phoenix, AZ
9 credit hours, Americans with Disabilities Act
IND170AC Accessibility Specialist
IND170AB Training for Business, Industry and Government
IND170AH Title I Employment Issues
1989 University of Illinois Urbana, IL
12 credit hours, Human Resources & Family Studies – Interior Design
ARCH316 Modern American Architecture
ARCH323 Social and Behavioral Factors
FACE378 Problem Management
FACE405 Research Methods – Home Economics
- 2013 – Present Director of the Interior Design program. Responsible for hiring plus
supervising adjunct faculty, creating schedules, coordinating textbook orders, advising students, completing graduation clearances and representing MCC on the Interior Design Instructional Council and Articulation Task Force.
- 2001- Present Interior Design Faculty, Maricopa County Community College District
2010-2013 Co-Chair, Applied Sciences and Technology Department
Manage faculty and staff in eleven career and technical education programs. Prepare and implement department meetings, strategic plans, budgets and human resource documents. Oversee time and labor, class schedules and academic facilities. Coordinate critical operations with upper management. Treasurer of the Department Chair Association 2011-2013.
- 2010 – 2013 MCC Curriculum Committee, Member.
- 2007-2008 & Chair, Design Department
- 2000- 2001 Faculty Associate, Arizona State University
Adjunct Faculty, Maricopa County Community College District
- 1998- 2000 Development & Training Specialist,
State of Arizona: Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities
- 1998 Faculty Associate, Arizona State University
- 1996-1998 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Arizona State University
- 1993-1994 Development & Training Specialist,
Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities
Jennings Technical Consulting Services, llc
- 1992-1993 Project Manager, McCarthy Nordburg, Ltd., Phoenix, AZ
- 1990-1992 Interior Designer, Dick & Fritsche Design Group, Phoenix, AZ
- 1989-1990 Interior Designer, Goodmans, Phoenix, AZ
- 1988 Interior Designer, Myra L. Katz and Associates, Clayton, MO
Faculty, Interior Design – Mesa Community College
- 2012-Present SCT100: Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments
Developing and teaching the first multi-disciplinary career and technical course within the Maricopa County Community College District. Competencies utilize design strategies to explore and understand Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design credits. Taught as face-to-face, hybrid and online using the Canvas Learning Management System.
- 2002-Present INT175: Custom Design
Embracing student’s cultural perspective or interest in custom design based projects by using an evaluation tool that focuses on three key aspects: how the elements plus principles of design are used, identification of a cultural orientation and what the inspiration is and how it is being translated into the project. Coordinating critiques lead by students, thus setting the stage for the use of a higher order of thinking skills, including analysis and evaluation. Implementing a problem based learning assignment on sustainability - teams are structured, the problem is presented, questions are proposed and solutions are sought. Encouraging team and individually generated designs. Taught as face-to-face and hybrid using the Canvas Learning Management System.
Coordinating a college wide beautification project putting student custom rug designs into production for display in informal learning environments within the life science, math, exercise science and nursing departments.
- 2001-Present INT170: Interior Materials
Collaborating with the design community through fieldtrips and guest speakers to provide real time instruction on various interior materials. This not only enhances current product knowledge but also results in a stronger partnership between the students and industry professionals.
- 2013 – Present INT271: Interior Design Internship
Collaborate with Industry Partners to establish internship and job opportunities through focused competency driven experiential learning.
- 2010-2011 INT105: Introduction to Interior Design
Taught an overview of concepts within the field of interior design.
- 2003-2007 Commercial Design
Research based design that is process driven served as the foundation for this course. Introduction to literature review as a process for best practices laid the groundwork. Real clients were introduced, programming information was organized, schematics were generated, the design developed was presented to the client plus jurors and construction documents were developed. When possible, the students oversaw the implementation of the remodeled: Cyber Café (summer, 2003); Studio TC101, Kirk Student Center (KSC) and KSC student services counter (summer, 2004); and Human Resources Department (winter, 2004).
- 2001 – 2007 INT190: Space Planning
Introduced space planning techniques, schedules and specifications through projects that reflected the synergy of the group. Assignments focus on the phases of the interior design process in relationship to tasks performed within each phase.
- 2001 – 2005 INT260AB: Technical Systems: ADA Compliance
Instituted evaluative learning in relationship to accessible and universal design through comprehensive testing and image analysis.
- 2001-2002 INT160: Fabrics for Interiors
Developed Microsoft® Power Point lectures, chapter assignments and final projects pertinent to textiles used in Interior Design.
Faculty Associate, Arizona State University
- 2001 Interior Material (upper division)
Organized an array of guest speakers, class assignments, outside readings and quizzes focused on various interior materials.
- 2001 Internship (upper division)
Successfully coordinated sixteen summer internships.
- 2001 Facilities Planning & Management II (upper & graduate level)
Disseminated information on facilities planning & management to upper division and graduate level students in a variety of methods including Microsoft® Power Point lectures and participatory in-class assignments.
- 2000 Interior Codes: Public Welfare & Safety (upper division)
Set forth goals establishing student competency in regulatory research. Utilized documents, materials, people and process to establish the highest level of cognitive learning, evaluation.
- 1998 Specifications & Documents for Interiors (upper division)
Organized the course outline to include presentations from interior design professionals, plan inspectors and representatives from various professional organizations.
Adjunct Faculty, Maricopa County Community College District
- 1999-2001 INT190: Space Planning (Mesa)
- 2000 INT260AC: Technical Systems: Interior Building Codes (Phoenix)
Introduced model code organizational processes by which code documents are published and adopted into law. Concentrated on the comprehension of egress concepts within the Uniform and International Building Codes.
- 1999- 2000 INT260AB: Technical Systems: ADA Compliance (Mesa & Phoenix)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Arizona State University
- 1998 Facilities Planning & Management II (upper division)
Executed a real project teaching paradigm that resulted in the development of an innovative programming technique. This technique was used to identify corporate image, group adjacencies, and knowledge worker needs.
- 1997 Facilities Planning & Management I (upper division)
Assisted in preliminary course preparation and the grading of student reports. This experience provided a foundation from which to build the follow-up course in the spring of 1998.
- 1997 Media for Design Development (lower division)
Incorporated the “How to Teach Others to Teach Themselves” game plan as an instructional strategy. This was accomplished by establishing class goals, internalizing a praising system for behavior supportive of the goals and facilitating an action oriented recover system when behavior was not supportive of the goals. (Johnson, S. & Johnson, C. The One Minute Teacher. New York: Quill William Morrow.) The final project focused on the needs of a real client.
- 1997 Vocabulary for Interior Design (lower division)
Created projects of exploration regarding five elements and three principles of design. Utilized student driven critiques to encourage participation and improve design quality.
- 1996 Media for Design Development (lower division)
The forty-five principles of good graphics as defined by Mike W. Lin in his book Drawing and Designing with Confidence were stressed in a variety of media application techniques and papers used to produce interior renderings. The final project was contrived to simulate a real project as a foundation for teaching and learning.
- 1996 Visualization for Interior Design Studio (lower division)
Revealed a variety of skills affiliated with the design profession. These skills included drafting, lettering, sections, elevations, and perspectives. The final project was designed to demonstrate all of these skills together in a simulated real project.
Research, Presentations and Publications
- 1999- 2000 Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG): Building Codes
Exploratory research was initiated regarding a MAG standard set of amendments to the Arizonans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (AzDAAG) as a mechanism for process improvement. Documents explored were the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A117.1, AzDAAG and Chapter 11 of the Uniform Building Code.
- 1998 A Universal Design Evaluation Study of Two Mobile Pedestals
This study evaluated the degree of universal usability for two mobile pedestals using a mixed method approach. The quantitative methods, questionnaire and force meter measurements, resulted in a rating of task difficulty levels and measurement of operating forces. The qualitative method, focus group interviews, divulged preferred choices and provided a description of the range of comments. The process for examination by the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board was cultivated during this study.
- 2012 Sustainability Dialog Day, Maricopa County Community College
- 2006 Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education: Presenter
Experiential Learning: Standard Sustainable Interior Materials Binders
- 1999- 2001 Arizona Building Officials Association:
Instructor: Course #705 Arizonian’s with Disabilities Act Accessibility
- 2001 American Society of Interior Design:
Presenter: Architectural Accessibility
- 1999- 2000 Design for Everyone: Seven Basic Principles Designers can Use
(and) Design for Everyone: Kitchen and Bath
American Society of Interior Designers, Show House
- 2000 Flagstaff’s City Commission on Disability Awareness
Keynote speaker, ADA 10 Years of Progress
- 1999 City of Flagstaff, Kingman, Peoria, Phoenix and Tempe: AzDAAG
City plan reviewers and building inspectors
- 1999 An Educational Environment that Values Diversity
Northern Arizona University Facility Services
- 1998 Universal Usability: Evaluating Office Furniture
Designing for the 21st Century
Long Island, NY
- 1998 Universal Design: Highest Form of Functional Design Integrity
International Furnishing & Design Association, IFDA, Arizona Chapter
- 1998 ADA Accessibility Guidelines: A Look into the Future
Mayors Commission on Disability Concerns
- 2012 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Hire Education
- 2012 Mesa Community College, American College and University Presidents
Climate Commitment report, co-author
- 2003 Article published in Teaching for Success. Article titled “How to Teach
a Cultural Point of Reference in Design” (January 2003 Volume 15,
- 1999 ADAAG: What Every Designer, Architect and Building Official
Should Know and Probably Doesn’t
- 1998-1999 AzAccessXchange
A quarterly newsletter on disability law.
- 1998 “CELEBR8: Eight Years of Progress Celebrated” - ADA
News & Views AZ Department of Administration, (Vol.3, No.1) p. 4
- 1997 “Universally Usable Furniture a Predominant Factor in Managing
the Shifting Work Paradigms”
FMLink University Research Program [On-line]
- 1993 “Arizonans with Disabilities Act: Compliance Plain & Simple”
Arizona Business Magazine, pp. 136-139
- 2012 Graduate of The Chair Academy
- 2008-2009 Awarded sabbatical
- 2005 Wakonse, Arizona Fellow
- 2004 Awarded Summer Project: Beatification of Informal Learning Environments, AS Hallway Student Custom Rug Display
- 2004 Recipient: MCC Faculty Excellence Award
- 2002 Nominee: American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Faculty Advisor
of the Year
- 2000 Nominee: State of Arizona, Employee of the Year
- 2000 Recipient: Maricopa County Community College District Adjunct Faculty
Professional Growth Fund
- 1997 Educational Foundation Scholarship: International Furnishings &
Memberships and Certifications
- 2013 – Present Maricopa Priorities Steering Team, Career and Technical Education
- 2013 – Present MCC - Maricopa Priorities Project Management Team, member
- 2013 – Present MCC – Maricopa Community College Faculty Association, Senator
- 2011-Present American Society of Interior Designers: Professional member
2001-2008 Faculty Advisor Mesa Community College ASID Student Chapter
2002 Faculty Advisor of the Year nomination
- 2006-2010 United States Green Building Council, Arizona Chapter:
2013 – Present Member
- 2007-Present Sustainability Committee, Mesa Community College:
Chair 2007-2008 and 2009-2010
- 2006-2013 American Association of Community Colleges Sustainability
- 2010-2013 Sustainability Instructional Council, Maricopa County Community
College District: Member
- 2010-2012 Sustainability Action Council, Maricopa County Community College
- 2006 – 2007 Center for Teaching and Learning, Member
2004 - 2005
- 2006-2007 Sustainability Faculty and Professional Learning Community, Mesa
Community College: Facilitator
- 2004-2006 Interior Design Educators Council: Professional member
- 2005-2006 International Interior Design Association: Professional member,
and 1991-2001 1992 Publicity Chair
- 1997-1999 International Furnishings & Design Association: Executive
1999 VP of Education
- 2005 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED: Accredited
professional LEED v2
- 2000 Community College Teaching Certificate
- 1991 National Council for Interior Design Qualification, NCIDQ: Certified
- 1998 – 2000 Development & Training Specialist
And State of Arizona: Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities
1993 – 1994 Disseminated information on Federal and State laws pertaining
to accessibility. Information was dispersed to citizens of the State of Arizona through published documents and public speaking forums. Managed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title I, reasonable accommodation process for the State of Arizona. Provided ADA technical assistants within the pacific region. Created and administered ADA Title I Employment, ADA Accessibility Guideline, and sensitivity training for State employees and building officials.
- 1993 – 1994 Consultant
Jennings Technical Consulting Services, llc
Provided consultation to local Interior Designers, Architects and other business professionals on architectural accessibility through plan review and site inspection. Conducted field analysis of private sector commercial buildings that resulted in Title III Americans with Disabilities Act implementation plans.
- 1992-1993 Project Manager/Interior Designer
McCarthy Nordburg, Ltd.
Managed numerous department remodels for First Interstate Bank and other commercial clients. Projects tasked included: compilation of programming reports, alternative evaluations (fit plans), schematic design, design development, contract documents and contract administration. Emphasis was placed on the intricacies of phased construction and move coordination schedules utilizing existing office equipment. Standards were incorporated into most remodels. Conducted field analysis of private sector commercial buildings that resulted in Title III Americans with Disabilities Act implementation plans.
- 1990-1992 Interior Designer
Dick & Fritsche Design Group
Coordinated office remodels involving all disciplines of design for Salt River Project (SRP). Assisted in the development of a master plan and standards with the in –house design team and facilities representatives. Developed CAD standards for SRP’s Facilities Planning and Management department resulting in a simplified level structure.
- 1989-1990 Interior Designer
Produced Herman Miller systems furniture installation drawings on Microstation. Specified office furniture based on computer generated installation drawings. Responsibilities included as-builts and the preparation of furniture punch lists.
- 1988-1989 Interior Designer
Myra L. Katz and Associates
Assisted senior designers in all phases of the interior design process for predominantly bank and retail projects.
Conferences and Workshops Attended
- 2013, Pennsylvania GreenBuild, USGBC
- 2012, California GreenBuild, USGBC
- 2012, Arizona GreenCE, Inc. LEED GA Exam Preparation Workshop
- 2012, Arizona The Chair Academy
- 2012, Georgia International Leadership Academy
- 2011, Arizona Arizona Building Officials Course 502: New ADA
- 2011, Nevada Surfaces Conference/ Designer Day
- 2010, Arizona Green Remodel Workshop, Residential Design
- 2009, Arizona GreenBuild, USGBC
- 2007, Illinois GreenBuild, USGBC
- 2007, Nevada IntersectWest Conference
- 2006, Nevada HDExpo
- 2006, Canada EnvironDesign10 Conference
- 2006, Arizona American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference
- 2005, Arizona Green Ideas, LEED Exam Preparation Workshop
- 2004, Pennsylvania Interior Design Educators Council International Conference
- 2003, California Foundation for Interior Design Education Research Workshop
Spring Flex Start 2020
|SCT100||Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments||3 Credits|
|Study of the built environment and implications on human health, the natural environment, and society. Understanding of strategies that achieve sustainable design. Exploration of positive and negative sustainable product attributes. Emphasis on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Prerequisites: None.|
03/16/2020 - 05/08/2020
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Notes: Class 27403 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may contact instructor at: email@example.com
Degrees & Awards
Degrees: Miami of Ohio & Arizona State University - NCIDQ certificate #9415 - LEED AP
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