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Interior design educator

Kate Ellen Rogers, American interior design educator. Grant, National Endowment for Arts research, 1981-1982.


Rogers, Kate Ellen was born on December 13, 1920 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Raymond Lewis and Louise (Gruver) Rogers.


Diploma, Ward-Belmont Junior College, 1940. Bachelor in Fine Arts, George Peabody College, 1946. Master of Arts in Fine Arts, George Peabody College, 1947.

Doctor of Education in Fine Arts and Fine Arts Education, Columbia University, 1956.


Instructor, Texas Tech.Coll., Lubbock, 1947-1953. Co-owner, vice president Design Today, Inc., Lubbock,1951-1954. Student assistant American House, New York City, 1953-1954.

Assistant professor housing and interior design U. Missouri, Columbia, 1954-1956, associate professor, 1956-1966, professor, 1966-1985, emeritus, 1985, department chairman housing and interiordesign, 1973-1985. Member accreditation committee Foundation for Interior Design Education Research, 1975-1976, chairman Studies. committee, 1976-1982, chairman research, 1982-1985.Mem. 1st Baptist Church, Columbia, Missouri.

Board directors Meals on Wheels, 1989-1991. National Endowment for Arts research grantee, 1981-1982.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Modern House, United States of America, 1962. Editor: Journal Interior Design Education and Research, 1975-1978.


Member 1st Baptist Church, Columbia, Missouri. Board directors Meals on Wheels, 1989—1991. Fellow: Interior Design Educators Council (president 1971-1973, chairman board 1974-1976, chairman research committee 1977-1978).

Member: Columbia Art League (advisory board 1988-1993), American Home Economics Association, American Society Interior Designers, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Delta Delta Delta, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Lambda Theta, Omicron Nu (honorary).


Raymond Lewis Rogers

Louise (Gruver) Rogers