Interior Design Faculty Member Appointed to Accreditation Board

Texas Tech University interior design professor Cherif Amor was recently appointed as a site visitor for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

Written by: Georgia Godfrey

Texas Tech University interior design professor Cherif Amor was recently appointed as a site visitor for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

Amor, associate professor and director of graduate studies for the Department of Design in the College of Human Sciences, will be part of a three-member team that will conduct site visits during the accreditation process for academic programs across the country.

The purpose of site visits during the accreditation process is to allow for peer review of on-site evidence and allow for informed judgments about different interior design programs’ compliance of accreditation standards. This opportunity also allows Amor to give back to the interior design community in a volunteer service-oriented fashion.

"Our Department of Design program is one of the leading programs in the nation" said Linda Hoover, dean of the College of Human Sciences. "Cherif’s dedication to this program at Tech and to other programs helps to maintain interior design program standards and continually increase our educational visibility across the country."

Amor joined the faculty in the College of Human Sciences in 2000. Previously, Amor was an instructor at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Constantine- Algeria in architecture. Amor has been honored for numerous teaching, faculty contribution and international scholar awards. His research endeavors and publications focus on home environments with special emphasis on social, psychological, cultural and economic contexts. Amor also played a major role in the extension of the Islamic Center of the South Plains in Lubbock, Texas in 2007.

The Department of Design encompasses the fields of apparel design, interior design and environmental design and strives to contribute to new knowledge in these areas through design education, research and community outreach.

CONTACT: Georgia Godfrey, coordinator for college development and external relations, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3263, or georgia.godfrey@ttu.edu.