Marilyn Read

Associate Professor
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Office: 541-737-0982

Milam Hall

Milam Hall 329

2520 SW Campus Way

2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Credentials: 
Ph. D.: Oregon State University, Human Behavior in the Near Environment Minor: Early Childhood Development and Education
M. A.: California State University, Long Beach Interiors: Environmental Factors
B. S.: California State University, Northridge Interior Design

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
College of Business
Research/Career Interests: 

The focus of my research is on the design of children's environments. 

 

Sponsored Research:

Oregon State University College of Health and Human Sciences Pilot Grant. The impact of environmental color on the cooperative behavior of children with sensory processing challenges. 

Auburn University Competitive Research Grant. Alabama’s child care facilities: Are they designed to promote child safety and self esteem? 

Interior Design Educators Council Special Project Award. Evaluation of physical environments of child care facilities in Alabama. 

College of Human Sciences Faculty Development Grant. Presentation of multicultural design teaching approach at the World Congress on Environmental Design.

Beyond OSU
Employment: 

2005-present: Associate Professor, Interior Design Program, Department of Design and Human Environment, Oregon State University

2003-2005: Associate Professor and Coordinator, Interior Design Program, Auburn University, granted indefinite tenure 2003

1997–2002: Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Interior Design Program, Auburn University

 

 

My Publications

Journal Articles


L. Fidzani and Read, M., Bedroom personalization by urban adolescents in Botswana., Children, Youth and Environments, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 66-92, 2012.

M. Read and Owens, N., Teaching residential design based on a multicultural education ideology., Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, vol. 103, no. 3, pp. 37-42, 2011.

M. Read and Upington, D., Young Children's Color Preferences in the Interior Environment, Early Childhood Education Journal, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 491-496, 2009.

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