In the College of Business, Associate Professor of Design Marilyn Read studies the design of child care centers, exploring how color, form and other interior design elements support children’s social development.
“When children play and learn in centers that support their development, everyone wins – children, families and teachers,” she says. “Being named the inaugural Laura B. Smith Faculty Scholar is an honor that means so much to me.”
OSU has more than 150 endowed faculty position funds.
Track Record of Success
During The Campaign for OSU (2004-2014), two Provost’s Faculty Match programs rallied support for Oregon State faculty. Donors gave a total of $33.6 million, creating 39 endowed faculty position funds and increasing the impact of an existing fund.
To learn more about the Provost’s Faculty Match and how you can support OSU faculty, please contact Marlys Amundson, the director of development for the College of Science and the OSU Foundation’s lead on this program.
[Pictured with students and colleagues, top, Chris Higgins, the Cecil and Sally Drinkward Professor in Structural Engineering; bottom, Camden Professor in Radiology Susanne Stieger-Vanegas]