Shauna Corry has been named dean of the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture. Corry has served as term dean of the college since 2016.
Corry has been a professor of interior design at U of I since 2001. She came to the university from North Dakota State University, where she taught for 10 years. Corry earned her bachelor’s degree in housing and interiors from Utah State University and a master’s with an interiors emphasis and an interdisciplinary doctorate focusing on environment and behavior from Washington State University.
Corry’s research focuses on social justice issues in the built environment, universal design and placemaking. She was an inaugural recipient of the U of I Hoffman Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007 and received the Outreach and Engagement Award of Excellence in 2015. She has been the recipient of the Alumni Awards for Excellence for student mentorship eight times.
During her time as term dean of the college, Corry supported the development of undergraduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture and interior architecture and design in Boise and helped increase enrollment.