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Dr. Natalie D. Ellis

Natalie Ellis

Education

University of Missouri
PhD, Architectural Studies

University of Missouri
Certificate in Organizational Analysis

University of Missouri
MS, Architectural Studies, Interior Design

University of Missouri
BS, Interior Design/Environmental Design

Missouri State University
BS, Elementary Education

About

Natalie Ellis, PhD, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C has a commercial and residential interior design practice, education, and research background. Her research focuses of design and environment and behavior studies is applicable in the educational classroom, and as consulting professional. The connective relationship of these design and organizational analysis strengths strongly promotes improved communication between academic research and professional practice. In effect, her research process relies upon bringing into consideration the importance of harmonizing theoretical knowledge with the consideration of every challenge’s unique set of circumstances. In this fashion, a distinctive solution will always occur for the practitioner, educator and researcher. Of notable demonstration to the study between the environment and early childhood practitioners, Dr. Ellis is part of the currently funded research team by The Early Childhood Education Institute (ECEI) at OU-Tulsa.

Central to all creative endeavors is her profound passion for creating healthy and sustainable buildings for people in both practical and theoretical applications. As a LEED BD+C accredited professional since 2009, Natalie has worked on numerous LEED projects and brings practical knowledge into the classroom. As such, she continues to expand upon the connective research between practice and academic pursuits and evolving the existing educational research knowledge base.

Professional Credentials

LEED BD+C, USGBC. (September 20, 2015-September 20, 2018).

IIDA, International Interior Design Association, Multi-contributing. (December 31, 2015-December 31, 2017).

Ambassador, National Council for Interior Design Qualifications. (July 1, 2017-Present).

Oklahoma Advisory Board Member, United States Green Building Council. (January 1, 2016-Present).

Interior Design Educators Council. (December 31, 2014-Present).

Education Design Research Association. (February 1, 2011-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. (June 23, 2009-Present).

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

International Interior Design Association, (January 1, 2005-Present). Served as President of the Texas-Oklahoma Chapter from 2007-2008.

Council for Interior Design Qualification. (April 1, 2002-May 1, 2004).

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Kwon, K.-A., Ellis, N. D., Kile, M., “Early Childhood Teachers’ Physical and Psychological Well-being: Predictors and Consequences,” Sponsored by University of Oklahoma, The University of Oklahoma, $15,000. (November 15, 2018 – December 2019).

Kwon, K.-A., Ellis, N. D., Kile, M., “Infant Toddler Teachers’ Physical and Psychological Well-being: Predictors and Consequences,” Sponsored by University of Oklahoma, The University of Oklahoma, $8,500. (June 2018 – May 2019).

Classes taught at OU

I D 2793, Furniture Design
I D 3793, Interior Materials & Specs
I D 4743, Institutional/Corp Design
I D 4793, Interior Materials & Specs
I D 4960, Directed Readings
I D 4970, Fallingwater Institute
I D 5123, Environment and Human Behavior
I D 5793, Interior Mats & Specs
I D 5960, Directed Readings
I D 5970, Fallingwater Institute
I D 5980, Research for Master’s Thesis
PDC 6980, Research Doctoral Dissertation

Research and Creative Activities in Progress

“Borrowing from the Oklahoma City Memorial’s Healing Environment for the Interior Spaces through Biophilic Attributes” (On-Going). (July 1, 2017-Present).

“Changing the Workplace: Descriptive Analysis for Organizational Worker’s Actual and Ideal Environmental Congruency Perceptions” (Writing Results). (October 12, 2015).

“Collaboration for the Greater Good: Design and Agriculture Combine to Create Sustainable Future” (On-Going). (October 5, 2015).

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