Dr. Natalie D. Ellis
University of North Texas
Design
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Education

PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2015.
Major: Architectural Studies: Emphasis in Environment and Behavior
Certificate, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2013.
Major: Organizational Change
Degree Specialization: Organizational Analysis
MS, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2013.
Major: Architectural Studies
BS, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1995.
Major: Interior Design
BS, Missouri State University, 1982.
Major: Elementary Education

Licensures and Certifications

IIDA, International Interior Design Association, Multi-contributing. (December 31, 2015December 31, 2023).

LEED BD+C, USGBC. (September 1, 2021September 20, 2023).

Professional Memberships

Ambassador, National Council for Interior Design Qualifications. (July 1, 2019 – Present).

USGBC Oklahoma integrated region Advisory Board, Student Liason to the University of Oklahoma, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction. (January 23, 2019 – Present).

Interior Design Educators Council. (January 2019 – Present).

served as Served as the president of the Texas Oklahoma Chapter from 2007-2008, International Interior Design Association. (January 1, 2019 – Present).

Oklahoma Advisory Board Member, United States Green Building Council. (January 1, 2019 – Present).

USGBC Oklahoma integrated region Advisory Board, Student Liason to the University of Oklahoma, United States Green Building Council. (June 23, 2009 – Present).

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. (July 23, 2009December 31, 2022).

National Council for Interior Design Qualification. (April 1, 2002December 31, 2022).

International Interior Design Association. (October 1, 1996December 31, 2022).

Education Design Research Association. (January 1, 2011January 2019).

Council for Interior Design Qualification. (April 01, 2002May 01, 2004).

Development Activities Attended

Continuing Education Program,"IDCEC," IDCEC. (January 2019 – Present).

Continuing Education Program,"LEED AP, BD+C," United States Green Building Council. (January 2019 – Present).

Conference Attendance,"IDEC Regional Conference," IDEC, Virtual, Virtual, United States of America. (October 3, 2021).

Conference Attendance,"Second Early Childhood Research Retreat," Early Childhood Education Institute (ECEI), Norman, OK, United States of America. (September 6, 2018September 7, 2018).

Workshop,"Faculty Leadership Academy," Office of the Vice President of Research, Norman, OK, United States of America. (August 26, 2017December 9, 2017).

Other,"2015 OU Assessment Forum," Office of Academic Assessment, Norman, OK, United States of America. (September 24, 2015).

Workshop,"2015 Promotion and Tenure Workshop," Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost Faculty Develoopment, Norman, OK, United States of America. (February 21, 2015).

Workshop,"2016 Promotion and Tenure Workshop," Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost Faculty Develoopment, Norman, OK, United States of America. (February 21, 2015).

Seminar,"Developing and Using Rubrics to Assess Student Learning," Norman, OK. (January 30, 2015).

Seminar,"Writing Multiple-choice Questions to Assess Higher-order Thinking," Office of Academic Assessment, Norman, OK, United States of America. (January 30, 2015).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
ADES 3610, Interior Design: Presentation Techniques, 2 courses.
ADES 3630, Interior Design: Space Planning II, 2 courses.
ADES 3635, Interior Design: Detail, 2 courses.
ADES 3645, Interior Design: Building Systems, 2 courses.
ART 5900, Special Problems, 1 course.

Teaching at Other Institutions

University of Oklahoma: PhD committee, Fall 2021.

University of Oklahoma: Master's Committee, Fall 2021.

Directed Student Learning

Doctoral Advisory Committee Chair,"A MIXED-METHODS STUDY: INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENT-BEHAVIOR (E-B) ATTRIBUTES UPON FACULTY," Design. (December 16, 2022).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"Does Workstation Design, Materials, and Configuration Have an Impact on the Mental Health of Individuals Returning to the Office Post COVID-19?," Design. (August 29, 2022December 16, 2022).

Awards and Honors

Nominated for: 2022 IIDA Educator Diversity Award Nomination, IIDA. (December 31, 2021January 15, 2022).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Conference Proceeding
Kile, M. S., Ellis, N. D. (2020). The Quality of Work Environments for Early Childhood Educators’ Well-being from an Interdisciplinary Approach. Other. 2(18), 171-181. Tallahassee, Forida: Publication & Research in Art, Architecture, Design and Environments (PARADE). http://architecturemps.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Architecture-MPS-18-2-2.pdf
Yi, Y., Ellis, N. (2020). Accessible Environment for People with Cognitive Disabilities: Toward an integrative theoretical framework and future research.
Ellis, N., Kile, M. (2019). Continuity in Architecture: Enlightenment through and Immersive Studio Experience for Design Students at Fallingwater.
Kile, M. S., Ellis, N. D. (2019). Continuity in Architecture: Enlightenment through and Immersive Studio Experience for Design Students at Fallingwater. (ACSF 11), 5. Architecture Culture Spirituality Forum. http://www.acsforum.org/symposium2019/works.htm
Pober, E. F., Ellis, N. D. (2017). Entry Level Practitioner Preparedness: Evaluation of CIDA Standards for Beginning Interior Design Professionals. Interior Design Educators Council.
Ellis, N. D., H. (2014). Creating Making: Theory, Modeling and Synthesis to Build: Theorizing the Studio Curriculum. IDEC SW Regional Conference.
Ellis, N. D. (2014). The Relationship between Office Work Typeology and Interior Attribute Preference. Philadelphia, PA: The Constructed Environment.
Journal Article
Trippeer, B. C., Stark, J., Gam, H., Ellis, N., Morgan, B., Park, P. (2022). Sustainable Textiles for Health and Well-being: An Investigation of Curricular Opportunities for Fashion Design and Interior Design Student Collaboration. Other. 10(2), 29. Oxfordshire: Taylor and Francis. https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/rftd20
Kwon, K., Ford, T. G., Jeon,, Malek-Lasater, A., Ellis, N. D., Randall, K., Kile, M. S., Salvatore, A. (2021). Testing a holistic framework for early childhood teacher well-being. Journal of School Psychology. 86, 178-197.
Kwon, K., Ford, T. G., Salvatore, A. L., Randall, K., Jeon, L., Malek-Lasater, A., Ellis, N. D., Kile, M. S., Horm, D. M., Kim, S., Han, M. (2020). Neglected elements of a high-quality early childhood workforce: Whole teacher well-being and working conditions. Early Childhood Education Journal. Springer Nature B.V..
Kwon, ., Ford, T., Salvatore, A., Randall, K., Jeon, L., Malek-Lasater, A., Ellis, N., Kile, M., Horm, D., Kim, S., Han, M. (2020). Neglected elements of a high-quality early childhood workforce: Whole teacher well-being and working conditions.
Kwon, K., Ford, T., Jeon, L., Randall, K., Ellis, N., Kile, M., Malek, A., Salvatore, A. (2020). Testing a holistic conceptual framework for early childhood teacher well-being.

Presentations Given

Keynote/Plenary Address

Kwon, K. (Presenter), Ford, T. G. (Author), Jeon, L. (Author), Randall, K. (Author), Ellis, N. D. (Author), Kile, M. S. (Author), Malek, A. (Author), Salvatore, A. (Author), Annual Conference of Korean Association of Child and Parents Studies, Happy Teacher Project: Supporting early childhood teachers' well-being., Annual Conference of Korean Association of Child and Parents Studies, Kyeongsangdo. (2019).

Off site Video presentation

Kile, M. S. (Presenter), Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), Architecture Media Politics Society, Indoor Environmental Strategies to Support Teacher Health and Well-being, Florida State University, Florida. (2020).

Oral Presentation

Ellis, N. (Author & Presenter), IDEC 2021 Virtual Regional Conference., In the spirit of the now and Since Covid-19: Improving the Environmental Preference Index validity and reality, United States of America. (20212021).

Ellis, N. (Author & Presenter), IDEC 2020 Virtual Regional Conference, Covid 19 retrofit outcomes for mental health care hospitals: CDC Best Practice Guidelines impact upon healthcare workers, United States of America. (20202020).

Kwon, K. (Presenter), Ford, T. G. (Presenter), Randall, K. (Presenter), Malek, A. (Presenter), Jeon, L. (Author), Ellis, N. D. (Author), Kile, M. S. (Author), Salvatore, A. (Author), the Professional Development Leadership Academy, Happy Teacher Project: Supporting early childhood teachers' well-being., the Professional Development Leadership Academy, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (2019).

Kwon, K. (Presenter), Randall, K. (Presenter), Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), Kile, M. S. (Presenter), Malek, A. (Presenter), Amirault, C. (Presenter), Williams, B. (Presenter), Jeon, L. (Author), Salvatore, A. (Author), OK Moving Forward Conference, Happy Teacher Project: Supporting early childhood teachers' well-being., OK Moving Forward Conference, Norman, Oklahoma. (2019).

Ellis, N. D., 2019 Oklahoma Service Learning Conference, Collaborative Design: A Service-Learning Project with the University of Oklahoma DHS Training Center and the Gibbs College of Architecture, Oklahoma Service Learning, Tulsa, OK. (2019).

Kwon, K. (Presenter), Randall, K. (Presenter), Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), Kile, M. S. (Presenter), Malek, A. (Presenter), Bradford, T. G. (Author), Jeon, L. (Author), Salvatore, A. (Author), Tulsa Educare Leadership Team Meeting, Happy Teacher Project: Supporting early childhood teachers' well-being., Tulsa Educare Leadership Team Meeting, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (2019).

Ellis, N. (Author & Presenter), IDEC 2019 Southwest Regional Conference, Teaching design principles and elements to Generation Z students through the American School Philosophy: An iterative design longitudinal case study between Bruce Goff homes and design/build furniture., United States of America. (20192019).

Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), IDEC Southwest Regional Conference, Teaching design principles and elements to Generation Z students through the American School Philosophy: A longitudinal case study of iterative design between inspirational homes and design/build furniture objects, IDEC, Waco, Texas. (2019).

Kwon, K. (Presenter), Randall, K. (Presenter), Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), Ford, T. G. (Author), Jeon, L. (Author), Kile, M. S. (Author), Malek, A. (Presenter), Salvatore, A. (Author), Early Childhood Education Institute Advisory Board, Happy Teacher Project: Supporting early childhood teachers' well-being., Early Childhood Education Institute Advisory Board, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (2019).

Kwon, K. (Presenter), Ford, T. G. (Author), Jeon, L. (Author), Randall, K. (Author), Ellis, N. D. (Author), Kile, M. S. (Author), Malek, A. (Author), Salvatore, A. (Author), Kyeongbuk National University, Happy Teacher Project: Supporting early childhood teachers' well-being., Kyeongbuk National University, Kyeongbuk, Korea. (2019).

Kwon, K. (Presenter), Ford, T. G. (Author), Jeon, L. (Author), Randall, K. (Author), Ellis, N. D. (Author), Kile, M. S. (Author), Malek, A. (Author), Salvatore, A. (Author), Yeonsel University, Happy Teacher Project: Supporting early childhood teachers' well-being., Yeonsel University, Seoul, Korea. (2019).

Kwon, K. (Presenter), Jeon, L. (Presenter), Ford, T. G. (Author), Randall, K. (Author), Ellis, N. D. (Author), Kile, M. S. (Author), Malek, A. (Author), Salvatore, A. (Author), Early Childhood Education Institute Advisory Board, Happy Teacher Project: Supporting early childhood teachers' well-being., Child Care and Early Education Policy Research Consortium, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (2019).

Kwon, K. (Presenter), Malek, A. (Presenter), Ford, T. G. (Author), Jeon, L. (Author), Randall, K. (Author), Ellis, N. D. (Author), Kile, M. S. (Author), Salvatore, A. (Author), Biennial Meeting for Society of Research in Child Development, Happy Teacher Project: Supporting early childhood teachers' well-being., Biennial Meeting for Society of Research in Child Development, Baltimore, Maryland. (2019).

Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), Kile, M. (Presenter), IDEC Southwest Regional Conference, A case study: Design pattern consolidation study for enhancing design studio learning, IDEC, Little Rock, AR. (2018).

Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), Kader, S. (Presenter), Barker, G. (Presenter), EDRA49, Participatory Design and Post-Occupancy Evaluation Strategies, Environmental Design Research Association, Oklahoma City, OK. (2018).

Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), EDRA49, Photographic Content Analysis, Environmental Design Research Association, Oklahoma City, OK. (2018).

Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), Pober, E. F. (Presenter), IDEC SW Regional Conference, Pilot study development: Entry level practitioner preparedness: Evaluation of CIDA standards by beginning interior design professionals, Interior Design Educators Council, Dallas, TX. (2017).

Ellis, N. D., EDRA48, POE/Programming/Building Process & Alliance Track: Making Voices Heard: Workplace design trends case study and the link with sense of place, Environmental Design Research Association, Madison, WI. (2017).

Ellis, N. D. (Author), Environmental Design Research Association, Making Voices Heard: Workplace design trends case study and the link with sense of place, EDRA, Madison, Wisconsin. (2016).

Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), Interior Design Educators Council, SODR: Evidence Based Design: Creating the bridge between academics, practice, and research, San Antonio, Texas. (2016).

Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), Environmental Design Research Association, Changing the workplace: Descriptive analysis for organizational worker's actual and ideal environmental congruency perceptions, EDRA, Raleigh, North Carolina. (2016).

Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), 2016 IDEC National Conference, Reaching the millennial student: a Comparative analysis of team-based learning student outcomes over traditional lecture/test instructional methods, Interior Design Educators Council. (2016).

Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), IDEC_2014 SW Regional Conference, Preparing the Millennial student to problem-solve through full-scale furniture model design and testing. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), Interior Design Educators Council, Fort Collins, CO. (2015).

Paper

Ellis, N. D. (Presenter), Kile, M. S. (Presenter), ACSF_Continuity in Architecture, Continuity in Architecture: Enlightenment through an Immersive Studio Experience for Design Students at Fallingwater, Architecture Culture Spirituality Forum, Scottsdale, Arizona. (2019).

Ellis, N. D., Dissertation Defense, A descriptive study of workplace attributes: Environmental Preference Index examined through organizational system preference typologies, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. (2015).

Presentation

Ellis, N. D., Creating_Making Forum 2014, The Dash of Theory_Making Room for Studio Theory Practice. (2014).

Ellis, N. D., Wachter, H., IDEC SW Regional Conference, Creating Making: Theory, Modeling and Synthesis to Build: Theorizing the Studio Curriculum. (2014).

Ellis, N. D., The Relationship between Office Work Typeology and Interior Attribute Preference, The Constructed Environment, Philadelphia, PA. (2014).

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

Other. "Are early childhood teachers happy and healthy? This research will find out," The happy teacher project, . (October 9, 2019 – Present).

Other. "University of Oklahoma Students Explore Rich History of Design at Taliesin West," GCA_ Interior Design Division, , Scottsdale, Arizona. (October 4, 2019 – Present).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Kwon, K. (Principal), Ellis, N. D. (Co-Principal), Kile, M. (Co-Principal), "Early Childhood Teachers’ Physical and Psychological Well-being: Predictors and Consequences," Sponsored by University of Oklahoma, Other, $15000 Funded. (November 15, 2018December 2019).
Kwon, K. (Principal), Ellis, N. D. (Co-Principal), Kile, M. (Co-Principal), "Infant Toddler Teachers’ Physical and Psychological Well-being: Predictors and Consequences," Sponsored by University of Oklahoma, Other, $8500 Funded. (June 2018May 2019).

Service

Professional Service

Task Force Member, Interior Design Educators Council. (November 2019 – Present).

Officer, Vice President, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. (July 2019 – Present).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, Interior Design Educators Council. (January 2019 – Present).

Other, Jones Design Studio, Norman,, OK. (January 2019 – Present).

Interaction with Industry, NCIDQ Ambassador. (January 2019 – Present).

Board of Advisors, United States Green Building Council, Oklahoma Advisory Board, OK. (January 2019 – Present).

Other, National Council of Interior Design Qualification, Alexandria, VA. (July 2017 – Present).

Committee Chair, United States Green Building Council, Oklahoma Advisory Board, OK. (January 2016 – Present).

Chairperson, IIDA: Student Shift Conference Committee, Dallas, TX. (August 2021January 2022).

Board of Advisors, USGBC, Denton, TX. (January 2016December 2021).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, EDRA, Norman, OK. (December 20, 2017December 31, 2017).

Reviewer, Book, Sage Publications. (December 2016January 2017).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, EDRA, Norman, OK. (November 2016December 2016).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, EDRA, Norman, OK. (November 11, 2015November 15, 2015).

Other, Metrocon 2015, Dallas, TX. (August 13, 2015August 14, 2015).

Other, National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NICDQ). (2014).

Public Service

Other, OU Outreach. (August 2019 – Present).

Consulting

For Profit Organization, d.b.a. Natalie Ellis (Interiors), Norman, OK. (August 2014 – Present).

Professional Design Work – Private, Ellis Consulting, United States of America. (January 1, 2014December 31, 2022).