Rebecca Hermance, LEED AP, IDEC

Interior & Product Design, Assistant Professor

Office: DSCH 306   |    Phone: (308) 865-8229   |    Email:

Rebecca Hermance



Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. May 1999.

Master of Arts in Interior Design, Washington State University Interdisciplinary Design Institute, Spokane, WA. May 2008. My project involved the application of restorative environment research to the design of an interior space that reduces stress.


Professional - Academic Experience

Assistant Professor of Interior and Product Design. (2016 - Current). College of Business and Technology, Department of Family Studies & Interior Design. University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE.

Courses Taught:

  • ITEC 188 Energy Gone Green
  • FSID 265 Intermediate Technologies for Interior Design
  • FSID 210 Design Studio I
  • FSID 305 Residential Kitchen and Bath Design
  • FSID 310 Design Studio II
  • FSID 318 Design Studio III
  • FSID 307 Furniture, Finishes, Materials and Components of Interior Architecture
  • FSID 206 Foundation Studio II
  • FSID 260 Foundation Tech for Design
  • FSID 320 Design Technology II

Interior Design Practice (2008 - 2016). Uniquely You Interiors.

Columnist (2010 - 2016). Idaho State Journal. Pocatello, Idaho.

Continuing Education Instructor ((2013 - 2016). Idaho State University: Continuing Education Workforce Training.

Instructor (2008 - 2010). Interior Design Department, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Graduate Assistant (2008). Ritzville Urban Design Project, Washington State University, Spokane, WA

Invited Lecturer (Spring 2008). Restorative Environments: Kaplan's Theory, ID 426, Advanced Planning and Design II.

Research and Technical Assistant (2007-2008). Integrated Design Lab, Washington State University, Spokane, WA

Drafting Intern (2006). Kilgore Architectural Products, Spokane Valley, WA.

Teacher (1999 - 2005). Edgemont Elementary School, School District 91, Idaho Falls, ID.

  • Bunker-Hermance, R. (2008). In Pursuit of Restorative Environments. Non-thesis project for Master of Arts in Interior Design, Washington State University Interdisciplinary Design Institute.
  • Theodorson, J. and Bunker, R (2008). Daylighting School Classrooms: A Field Report. IDEC Raison d'etre Conference Presentations 2008, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1005 - 1016.
  • Ryan, K. and Bunker-Hermance, R. (2009). The design charette: an avenue for design and learning between university and high-school students, EDRA41/2010 Submission.
  • Ryan, K. and Bunker-Hermance, R. (2009). The design charette: a bridge for collaboration between university and high-school students. IDEC teaching forum. Submitted as a teaching forum for IDEC 2010 Annual Conference.
  • Ryan, K., Doty, V., and Bunker-Hermance, R. (2009). Trading Spaces: Skamania Youth, the County Fair and the Alpaca barn: Utilizing design solutions to address economic development and community revitalization. Proposal for 70 minute workshop, Western Region Campus Compact Consortium-Continuums of Service Conference.


Professional Organizations and Activities
  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)-current member
  • Pacific West Reviewer for 2016 IDEC Student Design Competition
  • LEED Accredited Professional, June 2009
Departmental Service

Faculty Advisor, Student Interior Design Organization. (Sept. 2016 - Present).