About the Author
Ron Reed, MS, IIDA, ASID, IDEC, NCIDQ, is an assistant professor and program coordinator in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University, San Marcos. His academic experience is in the design studio with emphasis in high-end residential design and various commercial design venues, presentation methods, rendering, color theory, and design drafting. His research interests include housing for older adults and professional awareness of design needs for the aging population. He is also an advocate for the design profession in seeking public and professional recognition, licensing, accreditation, and advancement of design education.