Jeanne Mercer-Ballard

First Name: 
Jeanne
Last Name: 
Mercer-Ballard
Department: 
Applied Design
Position: 
Interior Design
Department Rank: 
Associate Professor
Phone: 
828-262-7832
Fax: 
828-265-8696
Office: 
Kerr Scott Hall 189B
Education: 
  • Master of Arts in Interior Design, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1998
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 1989
  • Horticulture Technology Certificate, Specialization in Landscape Design, Central Piedmont Community College. Charlotte, NC 2003
Teaching Specialties: 
  • Culture in Design
  • Restaurant and Retail Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Environmentally Sensitive Design
  • Economically Sensitive Design [Social Design . Non-profits . Budget-minded projects]
  • Design Concept
  • Specialty Materials
Professional Affiliations or Organizations: 
  • NCIDQ Certified #10544 [National Council for Interior Design Qualification]
  • LEED Accredited Professional [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design]
  • NCQLP Certified [National Council for Qualified Lighting Professionals] LC
  • IES/IESNA [Illuminating Engineering Society of North America]
  • NEWH [Network of Executive Women in Hospitality]
  • IDEC [Interior Design Educator's Council]
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation Site Visitor [CIDA formerly FIDER: Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research - Accrediting body for Interior Design programs]
Research Interests: 
  • Culture in Design
  • Hospitality [Restaurant] and Retail Design
  • Environmentally Sensitive Design
  • Economically Sensitive Design [Social Design . Non-profits . Budget-minded projects]
  • Service-Learning in Design
  • Vernacular Architecture
  • Qualitative aspects of Lighting Design
Publications: 

Book Chapter: 

  • Tiller, Jeff and Jeanne Mercer-Ballard. “Energy, Water and HVAC” Chapter 7. Environmentally Responsible Design: Green and Sustainable Design for Interior Designers. Louise Jones, Ed. Wiley: New York. October 2008.

Selected Published Professional Design Work - Books:

  • Food: Retail Design and Display 2 
  • Food: Retail Design and Display 3 
  • Restaurant Design 3 
  • Cafe Design 
  • Computer Visualization: An Integrated Approach for Interior Design 
  • and Architecture

Selected Published Professional Design Work - Journals:

  • IS Interiors & Sources 
  • Interiors 
  • Hospitality Design
Courses Taught: 
  • INT 1002 Visual Literacy II
  • INT 1100 Interior Design Studio I
  • INT 3200 Interior Design Systems II
  • INT 3005 Interior Design Studio IV
  • INT 3105 Interior Design Studio V
  • INT 4100 Interior Design Studio VI
  • INT 4300 Current Issues in Interior Design
Photo: 
Jeanne Mercer-Ballard