Joy Huntington

Graduate student Joy Huntington

Title/Department: Ph.D Candidate, Design Studies



Joy Huntington is currently a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the School of Human Ecology studying Interior Architecture. Her research is a historical environmental behavior study on how single women homeowners used home ownership and renovations to reflect place identity, place attachment to further gender equality. Joy received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and her Masters of Interior Architecture from Chatham University. While working on her doctorate she is assisting her advisor, Jung-hye Shin in a contemporary environment and behavior study. Joy is also teaching assistant in the Design Studies department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison for the class, Design Fundamentals, where she is tasked with leading studio sections that produce art pieces that correlate with the lecture series.

Education and Relevant Experience

Joy received her B.A, from the University of Michigan in English Literature. Her Master of Interior Architecture was earned at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.