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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Best Wishes to Professor Cynthia Mohr

Cynthia Mohr, Professor and former Chair of the Department of Design, retires by December 2017 and enters the next chapter for her life.

In her 40 year academic career, Professor Cynthia Mohr has taught in Oregon, Kansas and Tennessee before coming to the University of North Texas in the fall of 2003. Certified as a professional designer by the NCIDQ, her professional work is varied and includes experiences in both residential and contract design. As an educator, her research focuses on the interaction of design, culture and pedagogy. Professor Mohr has a strong commitment to study abroad experience for students. She has organized and led annual spring break trips to Europe and study abroad courses to the United Kingdom, Italy, and France. At UNT she was instrumental in the creation of the first formal student/faculty exchange for the College of Visual Arts and Design with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee in Scotland. More recently she established a formal exchange with Thomas More University in Belgium and is in process of developing new exchanges for CVAD students with two universities in the United Kingdom.

She is a professional member of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) serving that organization as Regional Chair, editor of both the Innovative Teaching Manual and the online version of the E-Record, Collaborative Coordinator for Teaching, and Director of Teaching. She served as IDEC President – Elect 2014-15 and President 2015-16. Professor Mohr received the Presidential Award as recognition of her contribution to the IDEC in 2017.

Thanks for her dedicated contributions to the Department of Design in the College of Visual Arts & Design and best wishes for her new journey!