Professor & Department Head
Interior Architecture & Product Design
203C Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
T: (785) 532-5992
Katherine S. Ankerson, MS, NCARB certified, IDEC, is Department Head and Professor of Interior Architecture & Product Design. Previous experience as an Associate Dean and Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Radford University and Washington State University came following many years as an practicing architect and designer. Ankerson’s work lies in learning and teaching in the design disciplines (especially related to digital and online activities); and translation of research from medical and other professions as formative issues in design of the built environment, principally related to senior living environments (particularly adaptive environments that encourage aging-in-place). She is an active author, and has written multiple books published by Fairchild Books as well as multiple articles and presentations.