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Kaup named GSA Fellow

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Migette Kaup, professor of interior design and gerontology, was named a Gerontological Society of America Fellow. GSA is the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging.

Within the organization a fellowship is the highest class of membership and is an acknowledgement of the outstanding and continuing work done by the person in the field of gerontology.

Kaup was nominated by Dr. Gayle Doll, director of the Center on Aging here at K-State. “No one is more passionate about improving the quality of life by analyzing and problem-solving the environments in which they live than Migette,” said Doll. “Through countless hours of teaching, education and service, she has embodied the spirit of the fellows of the Gerontological Society of America. She will now be an even greater asset to the organization.”

Kaup is a professor and the Interior Design program coordinator at Kansas State University. She earned her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Her educational background also includes a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, and a Master's of Architecture in Environment and Behavior and Place Studies with an emphasis in gerontology from Kansas State University. She is NCIDQ and EDAC certified and her professional design practice includes more than nine years in architectural firms as well as seven years in private consulting to long-term care providers and design professionals.

In addition to teaching in the interior design program, Dr. Kaup is a member of the gerontology faculty through the K-State Center on Aging. Her current work at Kansas State University involves research in the areas of environments and aging, specifically skilled care settings. Her scholarship on the role and impact of design in long-term care settings has been published in both books and journals.

This article was posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, Center on Aging, College News.