Integrated Scholar Spotlight: Angela Bourne
This non-traditional student specializes in creating spaces for people with special needs.
Provided by The Office of the Provost
As a doctoral candidate, Angela Bourne brings a refreshing perspective to interior design education and practice.
Bourne is a nontraditional student in the area of environmental design. A wife and a mother, she is also an accomplished interior designer and has spent the past two decades as a professor in Canada. Bourne specializes in creating spaces for people with special needs, including those with autism and Down’s syndrome. To augment her credentials as an academician, she has been pursuing a Ph.D. in environmental design from the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech.
Bourne has worked with design Professor Kristi Gaines, serving as a research assistant and a teaching assistant, in addition to helping Gaines with her forthcoming book. Bourne also has been successful at securing grant funding, resulting in part from collaboration with Gaines and Professor Debajyoti Pati.
After she obtains her doctorate, Bourne says she plans to continue her research into design solutions for special-needs people.
Students of Integrated Scholarship Spotlight
Along with a commitment to academics, Students of Integrated Scholarship pursue a course of lifelong study through their involvement in active learning experiences. Modes of active learning include internships, service learning, undergraduate and graduate research, and opportunities to study abroad.
The Spring 2013 edition
of the academic journal
All Things Texas Tech recognized 12 Students of Integrated Scholarship: