Patrick Lee Lucas, Director, School of Interiors, University of Kentucky College of Design – Ph.D. American Studies, Michigan State University (2002), M.A. Interior Design, University of Kentucky (1998), B.Arch. University of Cincinnati (1988). In addition to current work on the mid-century Modern design aesthetic and a manuscript on community architecture, Lucas leads seminars, teaches lecture courses, and facilitates studio interactions by engaging in community conversations and encouraging students to think about the place of design in the world. Active in history, American studies, and design organizations, he has given numerous papers in the United States and abroad and has published in several journals.  From 2002-2013, he taught in the Department of Interior Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, winning several teaching awards, serving as a both an Honor’s College and Service Learning fellow, as well as directing the university’s Faculty Teaching and Learning Commons.  In 2014, he published Modernism at Home, a catalog profiling the work of architect Edward Loewenstein.