Cynthia Karpan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Interior Design
305B Architecture 2 Building
t 204.474.6075
f 204.474.7532
Cynthia.Karpan@umanitoba.ca

Education
Ph.D. (2005) University of Manitoba
M.Ed. (1993) University of Manitoba
B.I.D. (1988) University of Manitoba

Professional Memberships
Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)(since 1999)

Current Research
Interior design processes and methods including programming, design research methods, and multiple languages/translation.  Currently, working on a text entitled, “Programming Interior Environments:  A Practical Guide for Students."

Past Research
Ernst-Drosdowski, J., & Karpan, C. M. (1995). Alternative environments for Manitobans with Alzheimer Disease. Part I: Literature review, alternative environment model analysis, and recommendations. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

Ernst-Drosdowski, J., & Karpan, C. M. (1995). Alternative environments for Manitobans with Alzheimer Disease. Part II: Planning process and design guidelines. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

Karpan, C. M. (1998). Case study: Lessons learned in renovating a personal care home to create a special needs unit. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

Karpan, C. M. (1993). Alumni assessed outcomes of an interior design program. Master's thesis. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Karpan, C. M. (2002). Interior design curriculum: Planning process and products. Proceedings of the Interior Design Educators Council, Santa Fe, NM, 95-97.

Karpan, C. M. (2005). A theoretical framework for research in interior design: Implications for post-secondary interior design education in Canada and the United States. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Karpan, C. M. & Granger, J. (2003). Environments for People with Alzheimer Disease: Issues, Case studies, and design guidelines (Rev.Ed.). Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

Karpan, C. M., Sinclair, B. R., & Sandall, D. (1996). 1:3 object:representation: Multiple media study in graphic communication. Proceedings of the 13th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Baton Rouge, LA, 1996/, 127-131.

Stewart, D. G., & Karpan, C. M. (1995). Universal design features to include in the rehabilitation or development of housing projects for seniors or seniors with disabilities. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Stewart, D. G., & Karpan, C. M. (1994). A guide to planning, designing, developing, marketing, and managing housing for older Canadians[Unpublished]. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.