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Dulaney, Ron Jr.

Associate Professor of Interior Design

Ron Dulaney Jr. is a licensed architect and interior designer. Prior to joining WVU’s faculty in 2008, he worked for six years as a design professional and eight years as a design educator. Ron holds a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech and a B.A. in Studio Fine Art from Furman University. He chose architecture and interior design as vocations because of the potential of well-designed interiors, buildings, and urban spaces to improve quality of life. Ron’s responsibilities at WVU include scholarship, teaching, and service.

As a scholar, Ron studies relationships between design processes and design outcomes (with a focus on architectural drawing and representation); relationships between design, culture, and society (with a special interest in the history and design of affordable housing in the United States), and in design pedagogies and methodologies. His writings and creative works have been disseminated in numerous national and international peer-reviewed formats.

As an educator, Ron applies methodologies that are student-centered and assigns projects that engage communities. His students have earned regional, national, and international design awards for projects completed under his guidance. He has led his students to the completion of design studies for community organizations including Spark! in Morgantown, the Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg, and Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity in Greenbrier County. Ron’s teaching has been recognized by his school/division with three Outstanding Teacher Awards.

As a service-provider, Ron has effectively represented his school/division on a number of committees at WVU, including the Davis College Executive Committee. Ron’s service beyond the university has included leading the WVU AIA Livable Communities Committee to the completion of a Complete Streets study for the City of Parkersburg, facilitating a community visioning project for Osage, and serving on the Woodburn School Reuse Committee in Morgantown. He was recently recognized with the Davis College Outstanding Service Award for the contributions that his architectural work made to securing a $6.7 million gift for improvements to the Hazel Ruby McQuain Equine Center and Resource Center in Reedsville.

Select Publications

  1. McFall, Barbara, Cindy Beacham, Ron Dulaney , and Kathryn Burton. “Creative Economies: Structuring Design Education to Drive Economic Development.” Collection 5 (2013): Print.
  2. Dulaney Jr., Ron. “The Low-Income Single-Family House and the Effectiveness of Architects in Affecting Affordability.” Enquiry: The ARCC Journal of Architectural Research 9.1 (2012): 24-34. Web. 08 Sep. 2013.
  3. Dulaney Jr., Ron. “The Affordable Housing Workshop: Where were the Architects?” RE:building. Eds. Bruce Goodwin and Judith Kinnard. Washington, DC: ACSA Press, 2010. 495-502. Print.
  4. Lyn, Francis and Ron Dulaney Jr. “A Case for Drawing.” ARCC Journal 6.1 (2009): 23-30. Web. 08 Sep. 2013.

Selected Exhibitions:

  1. Dulaney Jr., Ron. “Textured.” Art through the Lens 2016, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY. 06 Aug – 24 Sep 2016 (Juror: Sarah Stolfa, Executive and Artistic Director, Philadelphia Photo Art Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  2. Dulaney Jr., Ron. “Divided.” Paducah Photo 2012, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY. 30 Jun – 04 Aug 2012 (Juror: Ellen Simak, Chief Curator, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee).
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