Dr. Kristi Julian

Professor

Dr. Kristi Julian
(615) 898-2094
Room 134, Ned McWherter Learning Resources Center (LRC)
MTSU Box 86, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, Auburn University (2010)
  • MS, University of Alabama (2003)
  • BS, Auburn University (1983)

Areas of Expertise

National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)

Council for Interior Design Accreditation Site Visitor Chair (CIDA)

Registered Interior Designer State of Alabama (RID #298)

Evidence Based Design Accredited Professional (EDAC)

Interior Design Educator's Council (IDEC)

Professional Member Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED BD+C, LEED NC 2.2)

WELL Accredited Professional (WELL)

Biography

Kristi Julian, Ph.D., NCIDQ, LEED-AP BD+C, EDAC, WELL AP

Dr. Kristi Julian is a Professor and the Interior Design Program Director at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Julian is a National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) registered interior designer with experience in facilities design, healthcare, hospitality and construction. Dr. Julian is a Council for Interior Design Accreditation Site Visitor Chair and has over 35 years of practical experie...

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Kristi Julian, Ph.D., NCIDQ, LEED-AP BD+C, EDAC, WELL AP

Dr. Kristi Julian is a Professor and the Interior Design Program Director at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Julian is a National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) registered interior designer with experience in facilities design, healthcare, hospitality and construction. Dr. Julian is a Council for Interior Design Accreditation Site Visitor Chair and has over 35 years of practical experience in the field. Her research interests focus on interior design pedagogy, virtual exchange and sustainability. She is a scholarship reviewer for numerous journals including but not limited to American Society of Engineering Education, Journal of Engineering Technology, Interior Design Educator’s Council, Common Ground Research Network Journals, and Sustainability Journal and has over 44 research publications. Dr. Julian is an Accredited Professional with Leadership in Environmental Design Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C), Evidence Based Design (EDAC) and WELL Building Standard. Dr. Julian is a founding member of the Council of Virtual Exchange (CoVE) and currently its acting Director of Research and Online Interface. She loves animals, enjoys traveling and spending time in nature.

 

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Research / Scholarly Activity

INTERNATIONAL REFEREED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Harden, V. L., Julian, K. (2020). The Translation of Theory to Practice in the Midst of a Pandemic, Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (HFD) Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Fonseca, P., Julian, K., Hulme, W., Martin, L., Brautlacht, R. (2020). The Multi-disciplinary Approach to an Interdisciplinary Virtual Exchange. International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC), Towards Digital Equity in Internat...

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INTERNATIONAL REFEREED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Harden, V. L., Julian, K. (2020). The Translation of Theory to Practice in the Midst of a Pandemic, Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (HFD) Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Fonseca, P., Julian, K., Hulme, W., Martin, L., Brautlacht, R. (2020). The Multi-disciplinary Approach to an Interdisciplinary Virtual Exchange. International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC), Towards Digital Equity in Internationalization, Newcastle University, U.K.

Brautlacht, R., Hulme, W., Martin, L., Owino, J., Agyapong, D., & Julian, K., (2020). Global Shutdown: Voices from Universities Around the World. Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (HFD) Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Julian, K. & Parrott, D. (2020). The Impact of Building Design Collaboration in Academic Library Media Center Facilities for Student Learning, International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS), Boston, Massachusetts.

Parrott, D. & Julian, K. (2020). The Educational Benefits of Digital Storytelling, IAABR Key West International Academic Conference in Key West, Journal of Strategic and International Studies (JSIS)

Hulme, W., Julian, K., Brautlacht, R. (2020). Expanding Student Global Access: Bridging the Gap Between Academic and Professional Virtual Mobility. International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS), Boston, Massachusetts.

Brautlacht, R., Julian, K., Hulme, W. & Martin, L. (2020). Virtual Collaboration: Lessons Learned Among Students from Europe and North America, International Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes  (ISLSP) and Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Language Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Brautlacht, R., Julian, K. & Hulme, W. (2019). Digital Project-Based Learning: Promoting the Global Exchange of Ideas on Sustainable Goals, Practices and Cultural Diversity, Fourth Canadian International Conference on Advances in Education, Teaching & Technology 2019 (EduTeach2019), Toronto, Canada

Julian, K. & Hulme, W. (2018). Environmental Disasters We Must Adapt, Bonn Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Trade Fair, November, 2018, Sankt Augustin, Germany

Julian, K. & Parrott, D. (2017) Makerspaces in the Academic Library: Science in a Student’s Hands, Journal of Learning Spaces, accepted in print.

Parrott, D. & Julian, K. (2017) Home Run for Civil Rights: Exploring Social Justice and the Negro Leagues through Children’s Literature, Journal of History of Education and Children’s Literature, accepted

Julian, K. (2016). Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): A U.S. Perspective, International Publication and Conference on Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain.

Julian, K., & Julian, M. (2016). Sensory Sensitivity in the Built Environment: The Impact of Lighting on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Journal of International Education Research, International Conference in Education Research, Orlando, Florida.

Parrott, D. & Julian, K. (2015). Cloudy with a Chance of Data Storage. Paper presented virtually at the Proceedings of the 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Madrid, Spain. (pp. 1361-1365), Publication year: 2015, ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7, ISSN: 2340-1079.

Hillenbrand-Nowicki, C. & Julian, K. (2015). Researching the Effect of Ergonomic Considerations on Productivity When Specifying For Interior Environments: A Systematic Review of Literature, IDEC East, Toronto, Canada.

Julian, K. (2015). Design Critique: Teaching Design Students to Be Effective Communicators Using Open Broadcaster Software, International Academic Forum 2015, The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom, Thistle Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

Julian, K. (2015). Sustainable Design Practices, Analysis and Assessment Tools for Students Using OpenStudio, The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom, Thistle Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom. July, 2015, 16340, ISSN: 2188 – 1138, Pages 229-232.

Julian, K. & Abdelnour, J. (2014). Changing Times, Changing Abilities, Changing Attitudes: Weaving Disability into the Fabric of the Diversity Agenda, International Technology, Education and Development, Madrid, Spain. Pages: 1388-1393. Publication year: 2015, ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7, ISSN: 2340-1079.

Julian, K. & Abdelnour, J. (2014). Design Disciplines and Practice: The Transition from Design Ideation to Product, 2014 International Technology, Education and Development Publication and Conference, Madrid, Spain. Pages: 1434-1436. Publication year: 2015, ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7, ISSN: 2340-1079.

Julian, K. & Abdelnour, J. (2014). Evidence-Based Design Approach in a Studio Based Learning Environment for Guiding Construction of Knowledge, International Publication and Conference on Education, Research and Innovation, Seville Spain. Pages: 85-88, Publication year: 2014, ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0, ISSN: 2340-1095.

Julian, K. (2014). Memory and the Built Environment: Visual Environmental Cues in Information Processing Navigation, International Publication and Conference on Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain. Pages: 74-78, Publication year: 2014, ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0, ISSN: 2340-1095.

Abdelnour, J. & Julian, K. (2014). Student Pathways of Discovery: Determining How the Built Environment May Affect Environment of Care in Design, International Technology, Education and Development Publication and Conference, Madrid, Spain. Pages: 1462-1468. Publication year: 2015, ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7, ISSN: 2340-1079.

Julian, K., Livingston, J. & Mosley, I. (2014). Bridging Collaboration in Design Education: A Process to Promote Student Engagement and Creativity, International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain. Pages: 3811-3813. Publication year: 2014, ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0. ISSN: 2340-1079.

Julian, K., Mosley, I &. Livingston, J. (2014) Multidisciplinary Learning with Electrical Concepts in the Built Environment, International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain. Pages: 3814-3816. Publication year: 2014, ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0, ISSN: 2340-1079.

Livingston, J. & Julian, K. (2014). Collaborative Learning Through Dyadic Interaction for Classroom Video Production Projects, International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain. Pages: 3609-3611, Publication year: 2014, ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0, ISSN: 2340-1079.

NATIONAL REFEREED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Brautlacht, R. & Julian, K. (2018). Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal; e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies; German-American Student Project: Promoting the Exchange of Ideas on Sustainable Goals and Practices - Sustainable Footprints – Collaborative Student Research, Manhattan, New York

Julian, K. (2017). Moving Backward to Push Forward: Increasing Classroom Rigor with Backward Design Pedagogy, American Society for Engineering Education, Jacksonville, Florida.

Julian, K., Uddin, M., & Johnson, K. (2016). LEEDing the Way with Interdisciplinary Design Teaching, American Society for Engineering Education, Council for Industry and Education Collaboration Conference, Austin, Texas.

Julian, K. & Locke, D. L. (2013). Engage, Educate, Guide: Using Practical Experiential Learning to Improve Student Success, Housing Education and Research Association International Conference, Pages 85-87, Tulsa Oklahoma.

REGIONAL REFEREED  PRESENTATIONS

Brautlacht, R. & Julian, K. (2018). Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal; e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies; German-American Student Project: Promoting the Exchange of Ideas on Sustainable Goals and Practices - Sustainable Footprints – Collaborative Student Research, Manhattan, New York

Hillenbrand-Nowicki, C. & Julian, K. (2017). Pedagogical Mentorship: Elevating Educational Experience Through Practice Partnerships, Interior Design Educator’s Council Regional Conference, Boone, North Carolina.

Julian, K. (2017). Moving Backward to Push Forward:  Increasing Classroom Rigor with Backward Design Pedagogy. ASEE Conference for Industry & Education Collaboration:  Experiential Education:  Engaging Tomorrow’s Engineers, February, 2017.

Julian, K. & Hillenbrand-Nowicki, C. (2016). Harmonious Pedagogy: Teaching Sustainable Design at Historic Adaptive Reuse Sites, Interior Design Educator’s Council, South Region Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, October, 2016.

Julian, K., Uddin, M., & Johnson, K. (2016). LEEDing the Way with Interdisciplinary Design Teaching, American Society for Engineering Education, Council for Industry and Education Collaboration Conference, Austin, Texas.

Julian, K. (June, 2016).  Intelligent Environments: How the Innovations of the Industrial Internet May Influence Interior Design, EDULEARN16, 8th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, July, 2016

Julian, K. & Hillenbrand-Nowicki, C. (2015). Green Games: Innovative Interactive Instructional Methodologies for Enhancing Sustainability Education, Interior Design Educator’s Council, South Region Conference, Charleston, South Carolina.

Julian, K. & Hillenbrand-Nowicki, C. (2015). Sustainable Ergonomics: The Perfect Fit for Man & Planet, Interior Design Educator’s Council, South Region, Charleston, South Carolina.

Julian, K. & Hillenbrand-Nowicki, C. (2014). Fitting In: The Growing Ergonomic Impact of Changing Population Size on Planning and Specification for Interior Environments, Interior Design Educator’s Council, South Region Conference, Tallahassee, Florida.

Julian, K. & Mosley, I. (2014). Adding Quality Control and Engineering Economy in Undergraduate Education, Applied Mechanics and Materials Journal International Conference, abstract, publication and presentation, Asheville, North Carolina.

Julian, K. & Abdelnour, J. (2014). Wayfinding Preferences in the Built Environment: Age, and Culture Related Differences. Interior Design Educator’s Council, South Region Conference, Tallahassee, Florida.

Julian, K. & Lewis, E. (2013). Empathy and Design Development: A Simulation Exercise of the Aging Process, Teaching Topics and Skill’s Swap, Interior Design Educator’s Council, South Region Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Julian, K. & Locke, D. L. (2013). Story Time: Specs, Plans and Elevations. A Project Based Framework to Stimulate Learning in an Introductory Level Studio, Interior Design Educator’s Council, South Region Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Julian, K. & Locke, D. L. (2013). Human Behavior: The Development of an Evacuation Model Instrument, Interior Design Educator’s Council, South Region Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Julian, K. & Locke, D. L. (2013). Physical Markers: An Evidence-Based Design Evaluation of an Autism Spectrum Disorder Children’s Center, Interior Design Educator’s Council, South Region Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Julian, K. & Locke, D. L. (October, 2012). Birmingham International Airport Mass Casualty Simulation Experience: Using Practical Experiential Activities to Improve Student Success. Interior Design Educator’s Council, South Region, Richmond, Virginia.

Julian, K, (2010). Dissertation: Memory of Design Features in the Built Environment led by Dr. Marie Kraska Miller, Suma Cum Laude

Julian, K, (2003). Thesis: Wayfinding in Built Environments led by Dr. Dennis James, Suma Cum Laude

GRANT ACTIVITY

2021      State of Tennessee Department of Architectural and Engineering Examiners, Principal Investigator:  Kristi Julian, $11,988.40, pending.

2021      IVAC - International Virtual Academic Collaboration (2021-2022) Programme objectives, The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) finances the                             programme “IVAC – International Virtual Academic Collaboration” with funding provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Principal                     Investigators: Brautlacht, R., Hulme, W., Martin, L., Fonseca, P., Owino, J., Agyapong, D., & Julian, K., 50,000 euros, pending.

2021      Support to American-Style Education in Iraq, United States Department of State, Principal Investigator, Robert Summers. MTSU Mentors for AUK: Kristi Julian-                 Interior Design, Rafet Al-Tobasei; Kevin S. Krahenbuhl; FDP Cost Reimbursement Subaward, PTE Federal Award No: SNEAAC20, $54,060.29; part of 4 million                   grant.

2020      State of Tennessee Department of Architectural and Engineering Examiners, Principal Investigators: Dr. Vishwas Bedekar & Dr. Kristi Julian, $24,691, awarded

2020      Middle Tennessee State University Online Intercultural Exchange (MTOIE) Grant, Principal Investigator: Dr. Kristi Julian, 3,000 awarded.

2019      State of Tennessee Department of Architectural and Engineering Examiners, Principal Investigator: Dr. Vishwas Bedekar & Dr. Kristi Julian, $21,934, awarded

2018       REV UP Learning and Recruitment with Revit:  Using Cutting Edge, Principal Investigator: Dr. Kristi Julian, $3,600, awarded

2017       Revit Assessment, INtopFORM Fellowship, Principal Investigator: Dr. Kristi Julian, $2000, awarded

2016       INtopFORM 2016-2017 Fellowship, Dr. Kristi Julian, $2000, awarded.

2015       Green Workforce Tennessee, Principal Investigators: Dr. Kristi Julian and Dr. Moin Uddin, $5000, awarded.

2015       Teachers of Lighting Workshop (TOLW) Grant, Cincinnati, Ohio, $6000, awarded.

2014       INtopFORM 2014-15: Undergraduate Programs of Study, Dr. Kristi Julian, $2000, awarded.

GRANT APPLICATIONS

2014       East Tennessee State University President Fund, Student Computer Application Software Training and Teachers of Lighting Training, Principal Investigators: Kristi Julian and Keith Johnson, $2500, not awarded.

2014       Labor and Education Alignment Program (LEAP). From First Frontier to Guided Career—Pathways for the Future. Northeast Tennessee Workforce Investment Board, $1,000,000, not awarded.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS/ON-GOING PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

Fonseca, P., Julian, K., Hulme, W., Martin, L., Brautlacht, R. (2020). The Multi-disciplinary Approach to an Interdisciplinary Virtual Exchange. Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (HFD) Federal Ministry of Education and Research (IVEC 2020 Special Issue in the Journal of Virtual Exchange pending)         .

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Special Projects

Teaching and Learning

Global Digital Based Learning​

Human Behavior

Sustainability

Life Safety

Evidence Based Design