Ballard De Ruiz, Aleta

Bio- Ballard De Ruiz 

A. Sue Ballard de Ruiz has been the director of the Design Program at Tennessee State University since 1996.  She received her M.S. in Interior Design from Virginia Tech and has a broad background in the building industry, interior design, and furniture design, with specific training and expertise in historic preservation and sustainable environments.  She developed the first Sustainable Living course at Tennessee State University and in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, and has conducted over two dozen  workshops pertaining to sustainability for Habitat for Humanity and communities in the Nashville area.  She has presented her research at numerous conferences in the U.S. and at the 5th International Materials Education Symposium, University of Cambridge, UK.