Charles Gustina, M.F.A., IDEC, IIDA is an associate professor of interior design in the Department of Interior Design and Merchandising, East Carolina University. Professor Gustina earned a BA in Comparative Arts at Georgetown University, then studied Interior Design at Pratt Institute. He worked as a commercial designer in New York City throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, and taught interior design in the Continuing Education program at Parsons School of Design. He earned his MFA in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005, where he taught as an adjunct instructor in both the interior and graphic design programs. Research interests include pedagogy of instruction and pedagogical techniques for enhancing creativity.