AboutProfessor Taneshia West Albert is an enthusiastic, award-winning educator and design practitioner. Her research and creative scholarship explores: cultural identity, meaning and trauma; diversity and inclusion; and methods to increase intercultural competency in design education and practice. Her design career is focused on design for healthcare environments, corporate interiors, and higher education spaces with a unique background in Medical Equipment Planning and Facilities Design and Construction. Her community service- both in and outside of the university in which she is employed- focuses on issues of inclusion, diversity, and equity within design education and the design profession of historically underrepresented group, specifically those: from marginalized ethnic groups; who are uniquely physical and cognitively abled; and who are lower socioeconomic groups.
EducationMaster of Fine Arts; Interior Design Concentration. Florida State University, May 2010
Bachelor’s of Science; International Business and Spanish Language. Dillard University, May 2005