Faculty

The Bellevue College Interior Design Program maintains the highest standards for instructors, since the quality of instruction is a primary determinant for student learning.

All instructors who teach in the program, whether full-time or part-time, must have the educational qualifications to teach at a Washington community college, be successful practicing designers, architects or artists, and be outstanding teachers.

Our faculty cares about the students. We work to create a comfortable, supportive, stimulating and challenging atmosphere.The faculty establish class environments that promote collaboration, self-confidence and initiative among students, and works as a team to unify the program and to ease transitions from one course to another.

Instructors and their courses are evaluated by students, and all instructors are accountable for the relevance and success of their courses. Most important, our instructors enjoy teaching and consider it a privilege to be part of the development of future design professionals.


 

Dan Beert

Program Chair, Tenured Full Time Instructor

Biography:

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Interior Design; Master of Arts: Interior Design and Facilities Management; Teaches INDES 167, 169, 267, 370, 371, 391, 390, 471, 472, 480, 485


Michael Culpepper

Tenured Full Time Instructor

Biography:

Master of Fine Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art Bachelor of Architecture, Mississippi State University Teaches INDES 171, 172, 273, 377, 471, 472


Peter Benarcik

Tenured Full Time Instructor

Biography:

Master of Science, Industrial Design, Art Center College of Design Bachelors of Architecture, The Catholic University of America Teaches INDES 171, 172, 273, 280, 470, 471


John Passmore

Tenured Full Time Instructor

Biography:

Master of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture Master of Architecture, University of Washington Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Louisville


Mark Mappala

Tenured Full Time Instructor





Sandra Doyle Wilson

Adjunct Faculty

Biography:

Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University




Max Lin

Adjunct Faculty


Diane Dieterich

Adjunct Faculty

Biography:

AA Interior Design, Bellevue College    Nationally certified instructor for SketchUp Accredited trainer for ASID and NKBA