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Alana Pulay

Alana Pulay

Assistant ProfessorInterior Design 509-335-5718 Daggy Hall 315 PO Box 642220

Alana Pulay’s research and professional practice is centered around learning environments. She completed a PhD in Design and the Human Environment at Oregon State University where her focused research was on elementary school classroom lighting and the influence on student behavior. Her professional experience, as an NCIDQ credentialed, WELL and LEED AP interior designer includes over sixteen years’ involvement with architecture and engineering firms specializing in the design of K-12 schools.

She is an active member of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) and serves as a member on the K-12 Education committee. She received the IDEC special projects grant two times for research on students and teachers in learning environments. Prior to joining SDC, she taught at Oklahoma State University, the University of Charleston, Portland Community College, and Oregon State University.


Doctor of Philosophy in Design and the Human Environment, Oregon State University.

Master of Science in Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, The Ohio State University.