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Jody Nyboer, PhD is an assistant professor of Environmental and Interior Design and MFA Design program. She teaches design studios and a variety of design courses including Environmental Factors, Creative Problem Solving, and other courses open to both design and non-design majors.
Jody Nyboer’s research and experience stem from a diverse integration of disciplines, including; architecture, educational facility planning, education, science, and music. Her research areas include investigating the relationship of environment and creative agency in schools and the workplace, the impact of course methods on creative ability of learners, design thinking, generative learning, and online catalysts that enhance traditional design education.
Prior to joining the School of Design, Nyboer served as a Lecturer at the University of Minnesota College of Design, and Lecturer II at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning. She has also developed and taught online and hybrid creativity courses. Before committing to academia full time, she served as an independent design consultant for various private and corporate clients and worked for several architectural design firms.
Currently, Jody Nyboer is developing an additional trajectory of research in environmental graphics that examines the intersection of design and the craft subculture.
Awards and Honors
2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Minnesota College of Design
2016 E-Teaching Award, University of Minnesota College of Design
2015 Mary Hoover Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Minnesota College of Design