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Jane Hughes

Jane Hughes

Associate Professor, Associate Dean

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


Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC and a practicing interior designer. Her Master’s degree was awarded by the University of <br>Kentucky, and Bachelor’s from Miami University. Her early career was 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, and upper level studios focusing on commercial design and residential design that pertains to diverse populations. 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.

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