University Place, Syracuse University
Jody Nyboer

School of Design
Assistant Professor

Jody Nyboer, PhD is an Assistant Professor of design for the Environmental + Interior Design and MFA Design programs. She teaches design studios and lecture courses, and transdisciplinary courses, including Creative Problem Solving.

Nyboer’s range in research and teaching reflect the diversity of her academic disciplines and professional experience, including: architecture, interior design, educational facility planning, education, science, and music. Her current research includes investigating the relationship of environmental design and creative instruction, creative workplaces, space planning and creative behavior, the relationship of course methods on the creative ability of learners, multimodal design critique, and the intersection of environmental design graphics, craft subculture, and place attachment.

Before joining the School of Design, Nyboer served as a Lecturer at the University of Minnesota College of Design where she taught studio and lecture courses in design and interior design, as well as online and hybrid courses in creativity. At the University of New Mexico School of Architecture + Planning she served as a Lecture II and taught architecture studio courses. Before committing to academia full time, Nyboer served as an independent design consultant for various private and corporate clients and worked for several architectural design firms.  

Nyboer currently serves as the Chair for Faculty Council for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. She is also an active member of the following professional organizations and societies:

Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO)
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)
Design Research Society (DRS)
Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)
Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)
Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD)

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