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


Connie Wais

Tenured full-time instructor

Biography:

Master of Science, Interior Design Education, Central Washington University Bachelors of Art, Art/Interior Design, California State University at Northridge Teaches INDES 140, 150, 151, 350, 351, 370, 471, 472


Michael Cox

Biography:

Bachelor of Architecture, Mississippi State University


Paul Michael Davis

Biography:

Master of Architecture, University of Washington Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies and Architecture, University of Washington


John Passmore

Biography:

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



Margaret Spain

Biography:

Associate in Arts, Interior Design, Bellevue Community College Bachelor of Arts, Arts Production and Management, The Evergreen State College



Sandra Doyle Wilson

Biography:

Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University





Diane Dieterich

Adjuct Faculty

Biography:

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