Allison Carll White has been a faculty member in the School of Interiors at the University of Kentucky since 1990. She received her degrees from Iowa State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Factors from the University of Tennessee. At Kentucky, Allison has taught a wide variety of courses including the History and Theory sequence, Environmental Theory, and the workplace, hospitality, and healthcare studios. She also has guided a number of students through UK’s graduate program. Allison’s research interests have focused on historic interiors, promoting the value of the interior design profession, and healthcare environments.
Allison has been an active Professional member of IIDA since 1994. During this time, she served two terms as the Director of the Education and Research Forum as well as on the IIDA Board of Directors (1996-1998). From 1999-2001, Allison served as the President of the International Interior Design Association Foundation.
In 1999, Allison was made a Fellow of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), and in 2000 she became a Fellow of IIDA. In March 2018, Allison received IDEC’s highest award—the Arnold Friedmann Educator of Distinction Award for her outstanding contributions to interior design education and the profession. She continues to work actively to promote the value of the interior design profession, and in her “spare” time enjoys cooking, travel, and reading.