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  • Cotter Christian

    Associate Professor of Interior Design

    Email
    cotter@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    Parsons Faculty Hotseat

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    Cotter Christian

    Profile

    Cotter Christian is currently serving as the Associate Dean for the School of Constructed Environments and is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Parsons School of Design. He was previously the Director of the BFA Interior Design program at Parsons. Cotter holds an MFA in Studio Art from Georgia State University, an MA in Interior Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and a Bachelor’s in Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. Before entering academia, he worked at the Atlanta office of Perkins+Will as an interior project designer on corporate, academic, and institutional projects. As a member of the Interior Design Educators Council, he has served on the East regional conference planning committee, the 2022 annual conference planning committee, and the Board Nominating Committee. His current research is situated within the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, exploring relationships among contemplative practices, mindfulness, and design education. In particular, examining how contemplative pedagogy can encourage the creativity and interdisciplinary collaboration necessary to address critical social and environmental justice issues.


    Degrees Held

    MFA, Studio Art (Interior Design Concentration), Georgia State University

    MA, Interior Design, Savannah College of Art and Design

    BA, Theatre, Marymount Manhattan College


    Professional Affiliation

    Interior Design Educators Council, East Region Chair


    Current Courses

    Independent Study
    PUID 3900, Summer 2024

    Future Courses

    Design Studio 5
    PUID 4010, Fall 2024

    Integrative Studio 2
    PUFY 1001, Spring 2025

    Mindfulness & Engagement
    UTNS 5122, Fall 2024

    Past Courses

    Contemplative Design + Spaces
    PSCE 2044, Fall 2023

    Design Studio 5
    PUID 4010, Fall 2023

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