Skip to main content

Jane Hughes

Jane Hughes

Associate Professor

David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts

School of Art and Design

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2155
Office: 392 Belk Building
Personal Website:
Pronouns: she, her, hers


Associate Professor of Interior Design at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC and a practicing interior designer. Master’s degree awarded by the University of<br>Kentucky, and Bachelor’s from Miami University. Early career focused on resort and multi-family construction and has progressed into exploring ways in which designers can positively affect the Quality of Life for our elder population.


  • MA, University of Kentucky, Interior Design
  • BS, Miami University, Interior Design

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests include hand drafting, digital and hand drawn perspectives and renderings, building codes and upper level design studios focusing on commercial design. As well, as Assessment within the arts.

Research Interests

Primary areas of research include acoustics as they relate to Quality of Life in Elder Care, and Formative and Summative Assessment within the arts with a focus on Interior Design.

Office of Web Services