Elke Altenburger is an Assistant Professor for Interior Design. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri and has a degree as a Graduate Engineer of Interior Architecture from the University of Applied Science in Düsseldorf, Germany. She practiced interior design in large design teams in Europe and the United States, developing a portfolio featuring cultural buildings and higher education projects. Elke has had an interest in physical environments for children since her time as an undergraduate. Her dissertation was an ethnographic case study of the impact that the spaces between classrooms at a public high school “designed for the twenty-first century” have on students’ attitudes toward school.
- Environments for Children - Secondary School Environments - American School Culture