Sara Desvernine Reed

Assistant Professor

Department of Interior Design

Sara Reed is an assistant professor of Interior Design, teaching History and Theory of Interior Environments for the BFA and MFA programs. She enjoys working with students to develop their research interests and enrich their design practice through historical and theoretical analysis. Reed’s doctoral work focused on American material culture studies with an emphasis on American art and decorative arts. However, her dissertation expands further into the Atlantic world by examining domestic advice found in Cuban popular magazines during the 1950s and 1960s, uncovering ideals of modernity and domesticity during a critical time of shifting ideologies. Reed earned her Ph.D in art history from the University of Delaware, her MA in art history from VCUarts, and her BA in art history from the University of Colorado at Boulder.