Rose Botti-Salitsky


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Dr. Botti-Salitsky, honored by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), New England, as the 2016 “Educator of the Year” is passionate about the profession of interior architecture + design and has been sculpting spaces in which people work, shop, live, play, learn, heal, pray, sleep, and grow, for over 30 years. What she has discovered in her career is both the power and the responsibility that comes with her position. Interior Architecture + Design contains human occupants and their health, safety, and welfare should always be on the forefront of a designer’s thinking. She brings the delicate balance of research and technical skills combined with the ability to design aesthetically beautiful spaces to her teaching.

Professor Botti-Salitsky’ s research activities include the publication of her textbook Programming & Research: Skills and Techniques for Interior Design. Fairchild Books, an Imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, New York, London, New Delhi, Sydney.   First edition 2009 and the second edition was released March 2017. She is an active participant in professional organizations , currently is the New England Director of Legislative Affairs American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Also has been on  the American Society of Interior Designers National Codes Advisory Council and is a Site Visitor/Chair for the Council of Interior Design Association (CIDA) for Interior Design Programs seeking accreditation or renewal since 2000 to present. Prior to entering academia Dr. Botti-Salitsky worked for The Architects Collaborative, in Cambridge MA. 


Capella University
Minneapolis, United States
Ph.D., 2005
School of Education-Instructional Design for online learning
Dissertation: Evaluation of a Virtual Design Studio for Interior Design Education

Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
BS, 1987
Interior Design

Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
MA, 1991
Thesis topic: Computers within the Design Curriculum

Job History

University of Massachusetts
Program Coordinator Interior Architecture + Design
Dartmouth, MA, United States
September 2018 - present

Mount Ida College
Professor and Department Chair Interior Architecture + Design
Newton, MA, United States
January 1991 - May 2018

Certified Since

  • 10/15/1990