Interim Director of the School of Interiors
Director of International Programs
Rebekah Ison Radtke is an Associate Professor and the Interim Director for the University of Kentucky School of Interiors. She earned a Master of Architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interiors Design at the University of Kentucky. Her research investigates how interior design enables social change by applying boundary-spanning pedagogical approaches rather than discipline-specific processes. Since 2011 her transdisciplinary multi-scalar projects produced better living and learning environments and healthy communities in national and international venues. Her collaborative work, all funded by national entities, include preservation projects in rural China, design-build projects in Brazil, community-activated art interventions in Appalachia, and education-based design initiatives in Lexington, KY.