Elise King is an Assistant Professor in Interior Design at Baylor University. As an interior designer and design historian she believes that examining critically the designers and built environments of the past can enhance our understanding of contemporary life and design practice. Her research focuses on twentieth-century design innovators and exploring the intersection between theory and practice.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (9)
The University of Texas at Austin: MID
The University of Texas at Austin: M.A., Architectural History
Baylor University: B.S., Interior Design
- Interior Design Educator's Council (IDEC) - Member
- German - Reading Proficient
Media Appearances (6)
A Heart For Local Service
“Typically, organizations within the community reach out to our program with projects they’d like to see some designs for,” said Dr. Elise King, assistant professor of interior design. “We make sure to involve the client in the design process as much as possible along the way, like in the research and the design development phase, and then have them come in to view a final presentation so they understand the process and can provide feedback.”...
Get Some Sleep!
Dr. Michael Scullin, director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences, teamed with Elise King, BSFCS ’08, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, to study the impact of sleep habits on cognition in 28 interior design students...
'Catch-Up' Sleep Spoils Attention and Creativity, Study Suggests
While lack of sleep is a universal post-secondary experience, studio-based disciplines like the fine arts, architecture and interior design are notorious for taking sleep deprivation to an unhealthy extreme, according to Elise King. King is an assistant professor of interior design at Baylor University and lead author of a new paper that looks at students' sleep habits...
Why Sleep Marathons Do NOT Make Up for an All-nighter: Study Shows How Erratic Sleep Schedules Crush Brain Function and Creativity in Young Adults
Lead author Dr Elise King, an assistant professor of interior design at Baylor, said the study challenges a common myth, that 'the best design ideas only come in the middle of the night'.
'But recently, we've seen the consequences of that type of thinking: anxiety, depression and other mental health issues -and also the dangers of driving while sleep deprived,' she added...
Alternating Skimpy Sleep with Sleep Marathons Hurts Attention, Creativity in Young Adults, Study Finds
Baylor Media Communications
Skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, Baylor University researchers have found.
Downtown Depot: Elise King
Waco Business News online
"The ALICO is amazing for the time it was built--almost a self-sustaining building, powered by the natural springs below...It's not just the architectural style, which is beautiful, but the thought and engineering that went into it."