Marsha Cuddeback Elected to Interior Design Educators Council Board of Directors

marsha cuddebackAssociate Professor Marsha Cuddeback of the LSU School of Interior Design was elected to the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2016–17 Board of Directors as director-at-large of the organization’s Teaching Collaborative. Cuddeback will assume her new IDEC leadership role on May 1, 2016.

“This opportunity to serve as director-at-large of IDEC’s Teaching Collaborative is both an honor and privilege,” Cuddeback remarked. “I’m looking forward to working with this dedicated group of IDEC volunteers as they advance the Scholarship of Interior Design Teaching and Learning through expanding innovative and progressive teaching activities, programs, and learning opportunities for the membership and stakeholders.”

IDEC is the leading association and authority on the advancement of interior design education, scholarship, and service.

Cuddeback is a National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certificate holder, registered architect, LEED AP BD+C, and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certificate holder. She recently served as the chair of the IDEC Academic Integrity Task Force and currently serves on the NCIDQ Champions Task Force. She is a practicing interior designer and architect in the firm Desmond Cuddeback Architects, which was awarded an AIA Gulf States Regional Honor Design Excellence Citation for the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center Exhibition Building in Baton Rouge. She has conducted research and published extensively on the scholarship of teaching and learning and has been recognized through awards including an LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award, the Gulf South Summit Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award, a 2010 NCARB Prize for Creative Integration of the Practice in the Academy, the Gulf South Summit Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award in 2010 and the LSU Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award in 2009. Read more about Cuddeback at

“Professor Cuddeback’s appointment is a great honor and a ringing endorsement of her hard work and dedication to excellence,” said Tom Sofranko, interim director of the School of Interior Design. “It also continues a history of our faculty’s service to the interior design profession and helps set the course for the future of interior design education across the nation.”

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