University Place, Syracuse University
Jody Nyboer

School of Design
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Interior Design; M.F.A. in Design

Jody Nyboer is an assistant professor of environmental and interior design and the graduate program in design in the School of Design. She teaches environmental design, environmental factors, and design project courses.

Her research and experience stem from a diverse integration of disciplines, including; architecture, educational facility planning, design studio instruction, creative problem solving courses, K-12 teaching, science and music. Her dissertation research examines the environmental contexts integral to school design that foster creative instruction. Other areas of research include investigating the impact of generative learning in online environments, and exploring online technology as a catalyst for extending the traditional design studio.

Most recently, Nyboer served as a lecturer at the University of Minnesota College of Design and online instructor for Coursera. She has also served as an independent design consultant for various private and corporate clients.

Nyboer is a member of the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO); the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT); the Association for Learning Environments (ALE), formally CEFPI; the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA); and the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC).

Awards and Honors

2016Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Minnesota College of Design
2016E-Teaching Award, University of Minnesota College of Design
2015Mary Hoover Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Minnesota College of Design